The Church Farm School Class of 2016 commenced on June 4, 2016, and are all heading off in the fall to four-year colleges and universities, with more than $3 million in scholarships and grants among them to schools such as Williams College, Swarthmore College and more.READ MORE
On June 8, Pew Cottage, one of 10 residential dormitories at Church Farm School, was struck by lightning after a brief but intense storm. The strike caused a subsequent fire in the building, which was thankfully unoccupied at the time. Firefighters contained the fire within 25 minutes, and the school will spend the summer rebuilding the cottage in time for the 2016-17 school year start. READ MORE
Congrats to the following rising seniors - Alejandro Zuleta, Akshay Rana, Jesus Benites, Zozi Flores and Mohammed Emun - who have been named QuestBridge College Prep Scholars. This distinction comes with a wealth of college admission support and opportunities. READ MORE
If you want an athlete to stay engaged in practice, they need to get a lot of touches. "Touches," for those less than athletically inclined out there, refers to contact with the ball/puck/whatever. You need to scoop a grounder, take a face off, catch a pass, throw a pass, rip a shot, save a shot. You need the ball/puck/thing around you to stay engaged. In the classroom, we see the same thing. The traditional "direct instruction" lecture, where I stand in the front of the room and grace my students with a 45-minute monologue that demonstrates my mastery of the content yields very few touches. Students sit in a passive state. Only the most motivated will stay engaged and learn.