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The thirteen years of school between kindergarten and senior year should prepare a student well for college. And yet, in the United States, only 37% of high school graduates are prepared to take college-level courses. Fewer than that, only a quarter, are prepared to take college-level mathematics. First-year college students are now required to take seminar courses in expository writing, critical...
  By Geoff Wagg
When my son Gunnar was a little over three years-old, having recently watched his dad put in the garden, he came inside one spring weekend and asked for a shovel:  “Just a little one for my hand,” he said. “Because I really wanna dig a hole.”  A quick set of questions established that he wanted to dig this hole in the exact center of our newly-green back yard, “just to see.”  Of...
  By Erin Mayo
I am writing this blog somewhere over the Midwest as I make my way to the CASE NAIS Conference in Austin, Texas. Today, as I am in the air, millions of women and men are gathering in cities across the globe to ensure that our country and the world understand that women’s rights are in fact human rights, and that women should have parity in all aspects of leadership and community. My Instagram...
  By Amy Smucker
During the first Chapel of each semester, I encourage our school community to recommit ourselves to being people of education, enlightenment, and good character. I use a quote from Martin Luther: The prosperity of a country depends not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its...
  By Tom Lovett
As a Head of School, deciding what to teach and how to teach it is something I think about every day. A few years ago, I was making my way home in December after a long day when I came upon one of our seniors in the parking lot. She stated that she had a flat tire and had called her father to come help her fix it. I immediately declared, "Come on. You should take care of it yourself!" We marched...
  By Peter Saliba, Head of School, Tilton School