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Orme School Community Garden an Approved Food Source

The Arizona Department of Health Services has certified Orme School’s Community Garden as an Approved Food Source. Orme’s Community Garden — part of the school’s Garden to Table initiative — grows out of Orme’s commitment to stewardship of all natural and economic resources, now and for generations to come. Post by Orme School. To earn the Approved […]

Berkshire School Goes Solar

Lowering electricity prices and consumption in Massachusetts is serious business. Berkshire School doing something about it for their campus.

A Living Experiment: How One Boarding School Strives for Greener Living

Linda Tischler covers Choate‘s new Kohler Environmental Living Center in a Fast Company article titled, “Prep Schools Lead The Way On Sustainable Living.” A gift from alumnus Herbert V. Kohler, the $20 million center will house 15-20 juniors who will be divided into teams that will compete in their efforts to live in a net […]

What’s New at Darrow School

Darrow School‘s Craig Westcott talks about Darrow’s new wind turbine installation and the ways that the wind turbine, the school’s solar array, and the school’s waste water treatment program provides students with the opportunity to study the integration of science, technology, mathematics, and sustainability.

Worcester Academy Green Cup Challenge Video LOL

Worcester Academy‘s video entry into the Green Cup 2011 Challenge found my inbox. It’s high camp- but effective high camp- featuring a supernatural, omniscient enforcer of environmental conciousness. It left me remembering the Japanese Ultraman series and thinking “I want to wear the green suit.”

An Educational Consultant’s Notes on South Kent School

I love going back in time at a school like South Kent. South Kent School boys live and work in a family-style, structured, boarding school community. South Kent has a powerful program that builds strong relationships between students and faculty. As each student gains new friendships, respect for each other, and academic confidence, he gains […]

Cate School Marks 100 Years and Concludes $65 million Campaign

Congratulations & happy 100th to Cate School. The school celebrates 100 years of students living and learning through founder Curtis Wolsey Cate’s belief in: “…a simple, active life with certain daily chores to be performed; early, cold-water bathing, out of door living and playing; serious studying and reading, choral singing, good music, and a sympathetic attitude […]

Education is to be Experienced: A Video Tour with The Athenian School Head Eric Niles

Eric Niles, Head of School, at The Athenian School (Danville, CA in the East Bay) takes viewers on a summer campus tour. Campus is quiet and Niles nicely captures what an Athenian education means. Emphasizing a safe and accepting community, Athenian is an upper and lower day school with a boarding program for 9-12 grade […]

Take a Tour of San Domenico School Through the Eyes of Two Appreciative Students

San Domenico School students Abby and Elle (student body president and vice president, respectively) take viewers on a guided tour of San Domenico’s beautiful campus. They talk about the Freshman Foundations program- an integrated humanities curriculum-  and provide insight in to the sharing of ideas fostered through use of a Harkness table. Abby and Ellie […]

Top 5 Ways to Green Your Boarding School

Editor’s note: We came across a post by Kelly Wilson who’s an editor for Teaching Resource Center. While she comes at environmental responsibility from more of an economic and efficiency perspective, she’s written a nice practical piece for students interested in campus conservation. She does a nice job establishing that living frugally and efficiently grows […]

Showcasing a Bay Area Boarding School! Woodside Priory Head of School Takes you on a Campus Tour

Tim Molak, Woodside Priory School Head, weaves Woodside’s connection to place throughout his campus tour with AdmissionsQuest’s Peter Baron. Woodside’s geography and physical plant help make Woodside an engaged and contemplative community. Woodside’s five Benedictine values- hospitality, spirituality, individuality, community, and integrity- come to life through the school’s campus and programs. Tour highlights include, Founders […]

New Hampton School Puts Commitment into Practice: Installs Solar Water Heater on Dorm

Here’s a little bit more about New Hampton School‘s renewable energy commitment mentioned in the previous post about TABS’s collection of boarding school Earth Day stories and initiatives. New Hampton, working with Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) modeled the solar installation on the school’s Veazey dormitory on a New England Barn raising. Student and […]

TABS Collects Boarding School Earth Day Stories

Boarding schools have long kept environmental practices at the fore of student and faculty minds. The sound practices and philosophies of a respectful environmental outlook make for good teaching, conservative consumption, and, in the case of many boarding schools, ways to connect and understand rural school settings. Bluntly, for large residential operations, conservation keeps the […]

Renowned Climate Expert Dr. Jorgen Randers Helps Dedicate Hawaii Preparatory’s Energy Lab

We wrote about Hawaii Preparatory Academy‘s Energy Lab last October (Hawaii Preparatory Academy to Become Home to Energy Lab) and we’re pleased to see that it’s become a reality just in time to coincide with Earth Day 2010. HPA invited Dr. Jorgen Randers to speak at the Energy Lab’s dedication. Professor Randers researches, teaches, and […]

Buxton Students Learn & Share from their 2010 All School Trip to Nicaragua

Fulfilling one the tenets of progressive education, Buxton School students and faculty travel to a locale each March for a period of immersion and perspective broadening. The school travelled Nicaragua for ten days this past March. Students are still working on their documentary video of the trip- editing a reported 55 hours of footage. The […]

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