Using Agile Reflection After 3rd Grade Social Studies Presentations
Academics / Lower School

Using Agile Reflection After 3rd Grade Social Studies Presentations

By: Rosita Darden, 3rd Grade In third grade, students continue to learn about their communities and the world around them.  Two of the Social Studies standards are for students to be able to: Identify the five regions of the United States Label each state with its capital We used informative text, color coded maps, student-made … Continue reading

The Making of a Lower School Agile Classroom
Academics / Lower School

The Making of a Lower School Agile Classroom

Grandview Preparatory School recently welcomed some wonderful guests to our campus for a few days of educational empowerment. John Miller, the pioneer of Agile Classrooms, led a 3-day training for our students and teachers in 21st century learning. He brought along some wonderful colleagues (and a camera crew too) from the Scrum Alliance to our campus in Boca Raton. Continue reading

The Beauty of Boredom
Academics / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

The Beauty of Boredom

Another reason parents often allow their children time on digital devices is because it fends off boredom. But, are we looking at boredom all wrong? During brief and prolonged periods of boredom and daydreaming, creative ideas are born. We should be rejoicing when our kids say they are bored and then leave them to figure out what to do next. Continue reading

OMG- I Got a B!
Academics / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

OMG- I Got a B!

By, Susan Rose When parents are asked what they wish for their children, their answers are usually something along the lines of health, happiness, independence and success.  We don’t typically answer, “straight A’s on report cards”, yet grades can cause a lot of tension among families during the formative years of our kids’ childhoods.  Is this … 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