Each year Kingsley celebrates D.E.A.R. Day, which is short for "Drop Everything And Read." Reading is such a fundamental skill that we love taking the time to celebrate this day, and get lost in a good book!
Kingsley loves to celebrate the successes of our students, big and small. One of the most important rites of passage for our students is when they move from Kindergarten into Lower Elementary. We mark this event with a unique celebration known as the Kindergarten Marathon.
In honor of our upcoming Spring Concert, our awesome Librarian Ms. Hynes created this list of reading recommendations for students at each level!
Our awesome School Librarian, Leslie Hynes, has been hard at work assembling great, relevant book recommendations for readers at every level! This week's recommendations are inspired by Teacher Appreciation Week!
Kingsley's Summer in the City program is a great opportunity for children ages 3 through 12 to explore Boston, learn, and have fun with new friends. Summer in the City is a five week program, with specific themes attached to each week.
We love building community through learning and doing. One of the ways we do this is by creating occasions where students work with different teachers or in different classrooms for special projects.
We love being able to bring in authors, speakers, and inspiring personalities to bring a new spark to our curriculum. The insights and perspectives that different people with different experiences bring into our school are immeasurably valuable to our students. On Tuesday, February 26, our Lower Elementary students had the amazing opportunity to meet with two inspiring authors and activists, and their equally awesome service dog!
One of the ways that we build an accepting and supportive community at Kingsley is when our students host Community Meetings with other grade levels. Our Lower Elementary students regularly host Community Meetings with our entire Elementary division—Upper Elementary students, other Lower Elementary students, teachers, staff members, and guests.
One idea that underpins the Montessori philosophy, is that education must be student-centered. Maria Montessori is famously quoted, advising educators to "follow the child." Allow the child to determine the path of their education—with the necessary support.
Building a Strong Community
One of the things that sets Kingsley apart is the sense of community you feel the moment you walk in the door. Coming inside from the bustling streets of Boston and entering a supportive, collaborative, and fun environment is something that never gets old for our students and families.
We love providing opportunities for our community members to get together; including our alumni!