One of the many benefits of Pre-K through 8th Grade education is that an 8th grader can help Pre-K Explorers experiment with leaf chromatography.
Focus on Age 3 to 8th Grade Students
Student-Teacher Ratio in Core Classes
Virtues in our Character Program
Choices for Secondary Schools
Though the season is not quite over, the Chapin Chargers have had a great season: working hard, striving for excellence, and always showing respect for their opponents. Each athlete competed to the utmost of their ability!
As part of their study of Eric Carle, and after a lot of hard work writing and illustrating their own books, first graders read their creations to kindergarteners and faculty. Pretty amazing!
2nd grade wrapped up their study on insects this week. They learned about pollinators. As an experiment, they made sidewalk chalk flowers, then used their fingers to “fly” from flower to flower to pollinate their “own” flower. #stem #stemaboutstems #stemeducation
Rohan D' 23 speaks about how he uses the virtue of perseverance in his life.
Though taking a break for Fall Trips, Chapin Chargers sports are fully charged and ready to compete. Go Chargers!
5th graders work on a project to connect the items that surround them—erasers, notebooks, pencils—and where in the world they are manufactured. The synchronization of the work their doing and learning about the origins of their tools, including iPads, help them understand how connected we are to the whole world.
Katherine Marsh, author of Nowhere Boy and other novels, spoke to Chapin students about her writing process, how she found the inspiration for some of her books, and the plight of refugees, which is the theme of her Nowhere Boy, her latest. It was a truly thought-provoking and entertaining presentation. Thanks so much Katherine !
Discovery classes are opportunities for students to widen the scope of their curriculum, allowing them a broad selection of classes and groups where they can discover interests they have been cultivating or didn’t yet know they had. This year their Discovery classes—which meet once a cycle—named First Lego League, Classic Movies, Virtual Stock Market, Graphic Design, Visual Story Telling and Visual and Performing Arts. It’s so fun to try new things!
This summer Chapin teachers attended conferences, took classes, created book groups, worked at camps and generally never stopped trying to gain knowledge that will help in and out of the classroom.