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

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

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

OMG- I Got a B!
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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