The Assembly Hall buzzed as members of the SHS community feasted to celebrate the start of the Year of the Monkey. D.A.S.H. (Diversity at Shady Hill) members and parent volunteers ladled out flavorful chicken and vegetable dumplings to long lines of hungry guests.
We are halfway through the current fiscal year, and we want to both thank you and share with you how instrumental your Annual Fund support is to Shady Hill School. If you haven't already made your gift to the Centennial Year Annual Fund, please visit www.shs.org/onlinegiving.
This past Tuesday, Shady Hill's Teaching Training Course (TTC) hosted over 60 teaching apprentices and administrators who run teacher training programs. Through an informational panel and workshop sessions, the administrators gave apprentices advice on how to navigate their first teaching job search.
The morning workshops included panelist presentations (including four TTC alumni), a full-group Q&A moderated by Mark Stanek and Allison Webster, small group discussions about resumes and cover letters, and mock interviews.
Panelists’ stories speak to the enduring quality of a Shady Hill education
As part of Thursday’s CentennialCelebration of Creativity event, five notable SHS alumni spoke about the influence and impact Shady Hill has had on their personal and professional lives. Head of School Mark Stanek posed a series of questions that drew thoughtful responses and shed light on the impact that a positive, nurturing school experience can have on a person’s life.
“How old is the average apple you buy at the store?” MIT’s Caleb Harper asked middle schoolers at today’s assembly. Working at the Media Lab, Harper invented the Food Computer, a computer-controlled chamber that optimizes plant growth. (Shady Hill is home to one of six in the world.)
More than 375 Shady Hill grandparents visited the School today to visit their grandchildren's classes. They began the day by gathering in the festively decorated Blue Gym. Mark Stanek welcomed the guests and spoke about how the School, now celebrating its hundredth year, remains true to its progressive roots.
The celebration began in the hallway leading to the Gold Gym, where sixth graders exhibited their colorful, imaginative turkey sculptures. Then, in an assembly filled with singing, dance, and wise words, our community found much to celebrate.
Spirit Day 2015 was a spirited event, indeed. A beautiful afternoon. A big crowd. Great performances by five teams.
Three buses loaded with Park School soccer, field-hockey, and cross-country athletes arrived at Shady Hill for the annual Spirit Day. The rivalry stretches back decades and is the oldest middle-school rivalry in the country.
At the end of the day, unfortunately, our teams’ strong efforts weren’t enough to keep the Spirit-Day Cup at Shady Hill for a second year running—or were they?
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.
Learn about Shady Hill on our website or contact our Admission Office at 617-520-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.