The Blog

You, too, will be Amazed and Proud

November 20, 2018

Dear Rohan Woods Families:
I had an opportunity to spend time with the Sixth Graders this morning while they took the ISACS School Community Survey.  They were very serious as they addressed the task, taking time on the questions, pausing and reflecting when needed.  It was evident they were proud that the School cared about what they thought and that they were included.

One question on the survey pertained to inclusivity.  I asked the students if they needed an explanation of the benchmark language to clarify the question.  Collectively they declined on the help, one stating, “That’s what we work on every day.  We know how to work with all kinds of kids.”  I was very touched by these heartfelt statements and pleased that they are listening and engaging in being leaders. 

With the Thanksgiving break upon us, it gives you the opportunity to spend more time with your children; stop, take a moment and listen.  You, too, will be amazed and proud at how well balanced, kind and thoughtful they are. 

Have a peaceful Thanksgiving,


Sam Templin-Page
Head of School

More from the Blog

Professional development is a huge part of the Rohan Woods experience.  Faculty and staff take part in hundreds of hours of professional development each year.  Some opportunities center around curriculum instruction and methodologies, while others focus on developing the whole child. 

As I approached the Great Hall, I heard a low buzzing sound punctuated with laughter now and then.  Upon looking up, I saw our twenty Middle School students sprinkled at tables throughout the cafeteria.  When I looked more closely, I noticed our Junior Kindergarteners – all thirteen of them inter

I noticed a trend lately.  The topic of children and sleep has bubbled to the surface in print, social media and recent conversations with parents.  I’m not sure, if as a society, we are more aware of the benefits of sleep or if this is by chance.  After reading articles and research, one thing i