Christmas Program 2017

Our last day of the semester is always fun and sometimes magical, with songs and skits from every class, graduation diplomas for grades 6, 9 and 12, and usually something unusual from the staff.  Enjoy these photos and videos from this year's, which was filled with a...

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Happy 60th, Katy VanDusen

The incomparable Katy VanDusen invited the community to celebrate her birthday recently.  Yes, she really is 60 (which is much higher than the maximum speed of her electric golf cart) but you wouldn't know it by the multitude of ways she continues to serve the school...

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Alternative Worship

"Can anyone guess why we're doing bird-watching instead of Meeting for Worship?" Katy VanDusen asks her group. -- "Ya - bird watching is quiet and peaceful." Teaching Quaker process and values is an important part of our school's education, but we also want to support...

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Cleaning up after Nate

"We wanted to do something unique; something that no-one else would have done otherwise," explained one grade 12 student.  As the class mulled over a suitable Community Service project, they thought of Charlie, who had lost his house during October's Tropical Storm...

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Poems and Songs of Monteverde

Our students aren't just smart - they're wildly creative. And, even more important, they're BRAVE.  They stand up in front of their peers and community and share themselves, and are met with unconditional support and love.  That's one of the defining characteristics...

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Bringing Color to Your World

Over the past weeks, our students have been lovingly drawing on the envelopes of our annual appeal letter (see photos below), which will be reaching you soon if you have shared your address with us.  We instructed the children to not ask for money (that's in the...

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SAT’s after the Hurricane

The morning after Tropical Storm Nate ravaged Monteverde, grade 12 student Tara Alana Hein walked 10 miles across swollen rivers and washed-out roads to write her SAT exam, learning a lot about herself and her country along the way: I was born and raised on this...

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