Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners
Academics / Upper School

Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners

The great thing about physics is that it explains the world around us. The great thing about learning about physics is that there are so many ways to make physics lessons real and tangible to engage students in the learning process. Physics students at Grandview build slingshots to demonstrate projectile motion and learn about Newton’s … Continue reading

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta
Academics / Faculty / Upper School

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta

Broadly speaking, the goal of physics is to understand how the universe behaves. It is fitting, then, that physics students should not be contained inside the walls of a classroom. Physics students at Grandview Preparatory School spend time building catapults, slingshots, and kites (and soon, gliders!). Their newest project: building a boat to compete in … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship: A Must for K-12 Education
Academics / Activities / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

Entrepreneurship: A Must for K-12 Education

Entrepreneurship is all the rage.  Over the last ten years, colleges and universities have been adding entrepreneur classes and programs for both graduate and undergraduate students at warp speed– and now, entrepreneur centers and departments are a staple of higher education programs.  And it’s not limited to academia: businesses offer entrepreneurship workshops and trainings, books … Continue reading

Prideville: Learning in Action
Academics / Lower School

Prideville: Learning in Action

To further our mission in our classrooms, Grandview has created a program for experiential learning called Prideville, a small town in action.  Students will participate in developmentally appropriate curriculum that culminates in activity days where students perform the actual jobs in town.  In the roles of bankers, merchants, medical personnel, and government leaders, students interact … Continue reading