The Gold Gym was buzzing as performers took the stage for this year’s Spring Concert. From orchestras to jazz bands to choruses, students showcased their impressive musical talents for the whole school. The show even featured an original piece written by Shady Hill’s very own Erika Pfammatter.
On Wednesday, the grey chill of the past few weeks yielded to a warm, sunny day. The standing room-only crowd of students, parents, faculty, and friends cheered enthusiastically as each grade performed with energy and exuberance. The day was a satisfying blend of tradition, community, and joy. Click to read more.
As part of their thematic study of community, first graders consider the basic needs of people and how people in our community help each other to meet these needs. One basic need is food, and the students chose to help by raising money for Project Bread's efforts to feed those in need in our community through Laps for Loaves.
For the past four months, Tracy Eisenberg’s fifth graders have been exploring “Xiao” (filial piety), a key virtue of Chinese culture. Summing up the power of the project, one parent said, “It’s a project that invigorates relationships and changes lives.” Click to read more about the work students that have done to honor a family elder.
Physical Education teacher Stephanie Travers and Lower School Math Coordinator Megan Porter teamed up to give PE workouts a mathematical twist. The result: students applying math concepts well before they are formally introduced to them in the classroom.
As one of their FLEX Week projects, several fourth graders grabbed their cameras and notepads and looked around campus to see the kinds of projects and activities students were doing. To see what they found, check out their story, video, and slideshow of photos.
It was a lively and exciting Friday night at Shady Hill. The SHS Jazz Bands, led by Pandelis Karayorgis, prepared a wonderful evening of music followed by a jam session with the jazz group Quartet of Happiness. The performers had the audience grooving in their seats!
Shady Hill School wants children to be joyful, active learners who develop the intellectual discipline necessary to become contributing, ethical citizens. To accomplish these ends, we believe in the primacy of exploration and discovery, we advance the mastery of skills, and we help students shape meaning from knowledge.
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Each year, our main entry points for admission are Beginners (Pre-Kindergarten), where we accept 36 students; Kindergarten, where we accept 8 new students; Grade 3, where we accept 6 new students; and Grade 6, where we accept 16 new students, but we accept applications to all grades each year.
Shady Hill's nationally known Teacher Training Course (TTC) is a one-year, graduate level program combining full-time classroom experience with the study of educational ideas and practice. Apprentice teachers work side-by-side with master teachers and discover what teaching is through observation, supervised teaching, workshops, and seminars facilitated by faculty.