News from School
The fifth grade science exhibition challenged middle schoolers to test their understanding of the scientific method and provide sound evidence for their findings. "As scientists, we need to prove how and why we know certain facts," said science teacher Katie Behrmann.
At the 2017 Gospel Celebration, students presented a diverse collection of songs and poems that honored the legacy of African-American poetry, music, and social justice activism.
Beginners, nursery, and junior kindergarten students held their own Gospel Celebration to celebrate the diversity of the school family and the unique beauty that each student offers. (With VIDEO)
The annual Math Bowl united two teams of talented upper division math students in a friendly competition, while the lower division paired "math buddies" for a morning full of math activities.
The basketball Hawks completed the season with an impressive 37-4 record. Patti Lesser, director of P.E. and athletics, attributed their success to excellent preparation and a desire on the part of every student-athlete to bring his or her best efforts.
The first American to summit both Mount Everest and K2 visited Gordon Chapel to offer lessons in perseverance, resilience, and teamwork. Dr. Louis Reichardt, the grandfather of one of our second graders, told the story of his team's historic climb up the east face of Everest in 1983.
Nearly 100 students and parents representing every grade in the school gathered in the Chapel to prepare gift packages for Syrian refugee families who have recently settled in New Jersey. The effort was part of the school's "Helping Hands" initiative, which set aside three Saturdays throughout the year for various service efforts.
Upper school math teacher Libby Miles is on a mission: to dispel the myth of the "Math Mind." "There's a misconception that you have to have a certain kind of brain to be good at math, and that can directly impede students' success," Miles said.
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's ushered in the Year of the Monkey with its annual Asian New Year Celebration! Students in the Mandarin Chinese program, from junior kindergarten through eighth grade, performed songs and dances to show off their language skills and share cultural traditions they have learned about in class.
Is There Jet Lag On the Moon? Columbia Astronomer Connects Elementary Science with Real World Research
How does the study of weather help us to find life on on other planets? A visitor from Columbia University's astronomy department helped fourth graders make connections between the principles they're studying in science and the sophisticated research happening at a university in our own backyard.