At Shady Hill, older and younger students connect regularly and develop friendships through our Partners Program. Each Middle School student is paired with a Lower School student for the year. They spend time together reading, playing, or working on special projects. Click here to view photos and to read more.
What better way to learn probability than to invent your own game of chance? Seventh graders invented games, calculated the odds, and challenged classmates to beat the house. Click here to view photos and to read more.
Flex-Week brings powerful learning experiences to campus. Its extended, uninterrupted sessions open the door to experiences that are otherwise impossible to schedule during a regular school day. Click here to view photos and to read more.
Breakthroughs in art and science are sparked by surprisingly similar applications of imagination, problem solving, and insight. Science teacher Jeanne McDermott and art teacher Kirk Goetchius collaborated on several projects that inspired students to think creatively about science and technically about art. Click here to view photos and to read more.
How do we create safe, peaceful communities? With this guiding question, Shannon Kilduff’s first graders launched a yearlong, multifaceted project. By the time they finished, the class had orchestrated a community response to a community need and furthered a range of social and academic skills.
Many people speak of Africa as if it were a single entity. To help his students appreciate Africa’s widely varying tapestry, Grade VI Gradehead Josh Fischel invited ten people to talk about their African experiences. His class turned three of these conversations into a podcast called This African Life.
What has 1,000 heads, 2,000 legs and puts a smile on everyone’s face? You guessed it—the Shady Hill Fair! If volunteering, creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment can be taken as a gauge of a community’s vitality, then Shady Hill is hale and hearty.