Two fourth graders--Juliana Raftery and Amelia Kwong--share what they learned about the Chinese Exclusion Act and the birth of Chinatown from their visit to the Museum of Chinese in America.
Fifth and fourth graders recently studied the Earth's closest star, the sun, with Stephen Ramsden, director of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Ramsden discussed the structure of the sun, how it works, its physics and chemistry, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
English teacher Gina Apostol, who has published three novels, wanted to see the work of Filipino author Nick Joaquin published for an American audience. She pitched the project to Penguin Classics, which released a new book by Joaquin this week with a foreword by Apostol.
Fieldston alumna Kaia Stern (class of 1990) will be the honored guest at Founder's Day, an annual event commemorating the legacy of the school's founder, Felix Adler, on May 5. Co-founder of the Prison Studies Project at Harvard, Kaia has 23 years of experience working to transform both culture and policy around justice and education, from Sing Sing to the White House. Ordained as an interfaith minister, Kaia currently is an adjunct lecturer on education at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Her recent book, Voices from American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing, introduces the voices of people living, working, and studying in U.S. prisons.
We will be livestreaming the entire ceremony, starting at 10:00 am, and will provide the link on the morning of the event.
An eighth grader shares her spring break experiences living with a Spanish host family, meeting her local pen pal, and checking out nearby historic landmarks.
After opening remarks from Jessica Bagby, last night's Head of School Forum featured faculty from across disciplines and all four divisions. Click "Read More" to watch the program.
Juniors Max Schindel, Alec Franzese, and Benjamin Altschuler--all members of Fieldston's Startup Club--won two prizes, and $1,500, in the Start Up High School competition at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor last month.
A middle school student's trip to Rome and Florence over spring break "remains a very memorable experience;" one that led her to "want to venture out into the world."
This week, as part of a new curricular unit conceived by Social Studies Workshop teacher Leonard White, fourth graders at Ethical Culture began work on finding solutions to design issues faculty and staff have been grappling with in their classrooms or offices.
Fieldston Lower's renovated third floor is "almost entirely complete," according to Principal George Burns, and the scaffolding that surrounded the building was removed over spring break. Students are now using more than 4,000 square feet of new space, encompassing a music room, a technology room, a math/science room, and an Adler Lab space for multidisciplinary projects.