Dear parents, Our test drives of the solar cars was a lot of fun. We discovered that — when they worked — they were pretty fast and hard to catch. Also, if you attached the leads to the motor the wrong way, the cars went backwards. Each team left with ideas for improvement. We will […]


Dear parents, With the way students are diving into the unit projects and building their solar sprint cars, it’s hard to believe that the school year is almost over. It is often around this time that I am able to take a step back and see students in a new light, appreciating the ways in […]


Dear parents, Students were working on a solar car last week, and one student said, “Can I take a picture? I’m not that interested in how it comes out, but I am interested in how it looks along the way.” I thought that was a cool perspective on the work of design and construction, that […]


Dear parents, Hope you enjoyed the lovely weekend. A HUGE THANKS to all the families who contributed to the staff appreciation lunch and who brought in goodies throughout the week. Everything was delicious! Also thanks go out to the parents who chaperoned for the trip to Lowell. It was great to watch the students engineering […]


Dear parents, We had a short but busy week last week, starting with our field trip to the MIT Solar Car Lab. Our presenters there were MIT students who joyfully explained all the hard work they had put into a solar car which they then raced across the Outback in Australia. We saw the car […]

Salt Prep

Hi Upper School Parents, In STEM this week, we can see the finish line. Wednesday April 27th is THE day for the Worth Your Salt presentations. The week before vacation, students were completing their lab work- testing and redesigning their prototype. Monday and Tuesday of this week is crunch time for teams to put all […]


Above photo from our last Celebration of Learning – Westward Expansion April 14, 2016 Dear parents, It was good to see you at the Celebration of Learning. We hope you sensed the fun students had with our history unit. Thanks go to all the students for contributing fully to our saloon simulation, to their own […]

Dear Parents, It is the week of the Celebration of Learning! This is always an exciting, albeit stressful, time when students are both preparing to share their learning and knowledge with the community and feeling pressured to get everything done before the big night. We are proud of the amount of hard work students have […]

Dear Parents, It was good to see many of you at the Gala and encouraging to see many people I didn’t know who were there to support the school. It’s a great event! The highlight of my evening was hearing Trevor guide everyone to the gym with his bagpipe. He has certainly found his instrument. […]

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Photo of the week: Michael visiting Lasell Village as part of his community service project Hi Upper School Parents, For STEM this week, we continue to build build build. As individuals, we never want to be looked at and judged based on what we aren’t good at or what our weaknesses are. It’s easy to […]