It’s one of our favorite annual end-of-year happenings! This week, the gym transformed into a performance space as our K-4 students celebrated the theme "Voices of Change" in their "Event of the Year" with National Dance Institute. This event is a culmination of their year-long learning about activism, social justice, innovation, and togetherness.Read More
"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do." Thomas Jefferson. Knowing the power of words is one of the many skills Speyer students learn…you could even call them WordMasters. That nickname would be quite appropriate, as Speyer students placed FIRST in the nation in the latest WordMasters Challenge and THIRD nationally in the culmulative year-long competition!Read More
It’s an explosion of creativity on the Boulevard, featuring art from our youngest students. Led by art teacher Ms. Keener, our Kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders explored a variety of African American artists to celebrate Black History Month!Read More
Did you know that research shows there is a 92% increase in happiness when you practice gratitude each day? This cool fact was discussed at the recent Lower School Assembly, when all of our lower school students gathered to chat about the theme of this season – gratitude – and how to maintain that focus all year long!Read More
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
That quote from Oscar Wilde was the theme of the first Lower School Assembly, and it’s the important message Speyer’s new Head of Lower School Ms. Behradnia wanted to share with our students to kick off the school year. Ms. Behradnia and the Lower School faculty used the picture book Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles to illuminate this message, as the book’s central theme is being proud of who you are. At the end of the book, Edward the Emu discovers that “being an Emu may be the best thing after all," and, at Speyer, we want our students to look forward to coming to school knowing that “being themselves is the best thing after all.”Read More
Spotted on the Boulevard during orientation: Lower School faculty writing words in circles.
Perhaps a little odd, but it was all part of their first Lower Division Meeting! To kick off the new school year, they examined and explored Simon Sinek's TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action!Read More