This morning I meandered around campus during our morning block. It was a beautiful, cool, blue sky morning – the perfect September day to be outdoors, as three of our classes were. I passed by our forestry class as they thinned some brush along the road to Clifford dorm, all smiles. Our two adventure classes were off adventuring in our beautiful forests, so I headed to East Campus. The door to the pottery studio was propped open; of course I couldn’t resist a visit. Inside, the wheels were whirring around, the students leaning over their lumps of clay, coaxing them into bowl shapes. Next door in the music studio, every nook and cranny was occupied with a student and instrument – a gentle cacophony spread out around the building.
Four days a week, we start our day with this “pillar” block – a time for arts, adventure, and stewardship classes. As such, the school day begins with movement, time outdoors, service, and creativity. What a way to begin.
Interim Head of School