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Free Your Mind: Educational Agility in a Modern World
Academics / Middle School / Upper School

Free Your Mind: Educational Agility in a Modern World

By Jacqueline Westerfield, Grandview Preparatory School, Head of School Our world is changing by the second. Each day, we race to catch up with mounting responsibilities, media streams, and new projects. As a school leader,  I recently joined colleagues from across the globe at Columbia University to work extensively on exploring one big pressing question: … Continue reading

How Agile is Grandview?
Academics / Middle School / Upper School

How Agile is Grandview?

By, Susan Botts Rose, Ed.S., Learning Specialist at Grandview Preparatory School The dictionary defines ‘agile’ as: quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe. Now I realize the word has so many more meanings. If you’ve heard anything about the Agile method, you might remember it was originally started as a process to help software engineers work more productively. It … Continue reading

A Magical Update from Grandview’s Harry Potter Class…
Academics / Middle School

A Magical Update from Grandview’s Harry Potter Class…

We started the semester by studying the magical events that lead Harry Potter and his friends, Ron and Hermione, to find the Sorcerer’s Stone in our very own version of Hogwarts Castle. The testimony of those who were originally involved in the plot is confidential (due to a potential “Ministry of Magic security risk”), so we screened the film to kick off our first fact finding mission. Our class then spent significant time discussing the details of the story and after, wrote our own exceptional cinema critiques. Continue reading

Passion Projects 2.0
Academics / Community / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

Passion Projects 2.0

Projects and passions come alive at Grandview Preparatory School. As part of the school’s Innovation Track, students in Grades 3 – 12 have the opportunity to participate in and create a student-led, passion-based project. Through this process, students are encouraged to explore their own interests and consider projects outside of the traditional classroom environment. With … Continue reading

Top Grandview Moments of 2015
Academics / Activities / Arts / Athletics / Community / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

Top Grandview Moments of 2015

As 2016 begins, we would like to reflect on some of our best Grandview moments from last year. Here are our Top Grandview Moments of 2015– in no particular order: GRANDVIEW ROBOTICS SPARKS TECH-LEARNING AT GPS In January 2015, our Grandview Robotics Team participated in the FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenges. The addition of Robotics to the Grandview curriculum … Continue reading

Innovation Students Participate in Cross-Divisional Field Trip
Academics / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

Innovation Students Participate in Cross-Divisional Field Trip

One of the many benefits of a small school is the ability for students to interact across divisions. The latest Innovation Program field trip took advantage of this; at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Ft. Lauderdale, middle and upper school students collaborated with lower school buddies to complete a scavenger hunt throughout … Continue reading

Grandview Student Builds New Outdoor Learning Space
Community / Upper School

Grandview Student Builds New Outdoor Learning Space

In an overgrown and under-utilized part of campus, junior Ricky Rose saw the potential of an outdoor learning and gathering space to benefit Grandview students for years to come. After viewing the site as a potential for the Innovation Program’s Endangered Species Greenhouse, Ricky noticed an opportunity and has been working since June to create … Continue reading