Feeling slightly unprepared and nervous before taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Maya Matejcek (’17) reassured herself that she did not have anything to worry about. Matejcek knew she did not have to submit her test scores as she was applying to test optional and test flexible schools.
When English Teacher Eve Berinati presents her Gender in Literature class the first text of the year, “Men Explain Things to Me,” she immediately hears an imbalance of voices. As discussion around the text written by Rebecca Solnit transpires, she notices resistance from some of the boys, and some girls not speaking up when they disagree. Although this dynamic changes as the semester progresses, this has been a point of repetition for Berinati each year.
In late March, 13 students and three teachers went to Israel for the Model United Nations (MUN) Conference in Galilee.
When a buzzing alarm clock reads “5:20”, Head of School Coreen Hester begins her day. Her mornings begin with some brisk exercise, either by going for a walk or going to the gym. After reviewing her calendar for the day she takes the short walk around the corner from her home on Grove End Road to Waverly Place. Once she has arrived in her office, the school day begins with a quick conversation with Executive Assistant to the Head of School Joanne Scott to double check the plans for the day ahead.
Shocked by the results of the 2016 US presidential election, parents Kara Dressel, Niamh Mesch and Lesley Gallagher needed a way to voice their disappointment and positively move forward. Within weeks of Donald Trump’s victory, Dressel, Mesch and Gallager formed a political activism group now known as the London Think Tank.