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Frequently I receive information from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) @NAISnetwork #NAISnetwork. The topics range from faculty/staff professional development to governance, independent school trends, finance, and instructional methodologies. Occasionally, NAIS suggests parent...
Hi Parents, Research over the past 20 years supports that parents’ involvement in school improves academic and social success for their children. I know all of our children are on their way to high achievement based on the amazing parents we have and your involvement with our school and the Parent...
Last week, three faculty members and I attended the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL) sponsored movie screening, Most Likely to Succeed . This documentary gained national recognition due to its depiction of the evolution of education and the illustration of what the future holds for students...
Ongoing professional development is the pinnacle for staying abreast of current trends, curricula and methodologies. The past president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Pat Bassett, compiled a list of ten commonalities in successful independent schools – one of which was...
Katina Truman, our Admissions Associate, and I constantly take stock in the unfolding of admission’s season. We consider trends that other schools are experiencing, evaluate our outreach events and marketing, and analyze our statistics in the sequential steps of application to the school. Year-to-...
Just before the holidays, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from an alumni parent. We had not spoken in some time, so it was wonderful to catch up on the unfolding of life after graduation. I love hearing the challenges and success stories of our graduates. It confirms that our program is strong...
According to a report by Americans for the Arts, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life. “If they are exploring and thinking and experimenting and...

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Cyrus
Head of School for the Day
George
Head for a Day
Valerie Hoffmann
President - Parents' Association (PA)
Katina Truman
Admissions and Marketing
Jennifer Burkert
Art Specialist
Mona Mudd
Middle School Teacher
Huntsman Marine Science Centre
Education Department
Sam Templin-Page
Head of School