Our grade four students had a unique field trip to visit the children's book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds in his bookstore, The Blue Bunny in Dedham, MA.
On Monday, February 26, 2018, Headmaster Fred Williams announced to students and faculty that Rectory School reached the goal of raising $2.5 million by 186 donors toward The Tang Challenge for Excellence in Teaching.
In her presentation, "Improving Executive Functioning Skills: Assessment & Strategies to Support Working Memory, Organization, & Planning" Dr. Eva Troyb from EastConn, impressed faculty with her engaging and practical approach.
As the modern world encroaches on our time with nature, at Rectory all three divisions, Middle School, Elementary and CARe purposefully plan for children to explore the wonders of the world they live in through hands-on science-based curriculum, daily outdoor experiences, and field trips into nature.
This Fall, the grade 2-3 classroom studied Habitats as their science theme and to connect to their learning, Ms. Coren and Mr. Williamson planned a field trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, in Cambridge, MA.
Engagement. It is an important word at Rectory, and one that our faculty reflect on often. For Rectory faculty, engagement is one of the important words that we hear about and should be part of the work that we do each day, as we plan experiences for our students that are meaningful. For Rectory students, engagement is part of the big idea they hear about each day when we expect them to do their best.
The beginning of the winter term means new electives. We are fortunate this year to have award-winning musical artist (and Rectory tutor), Maria Sangiolo leading a new songwriting elective!
We are excited to share that for the first time ever, the ES children will be participating in their own afternoon version of MELP... it will be called MELP Jr. STUDIOS, ES Artists in Residence!
A glimpse into any classroom will reveal the wonders of learning. From students discussing passages of Fahrenheit 451 to participating in a dissection, the energy and excitement of student learning is palpable. Yet, equally important, and just as inspiring is witnessing faculty learning.