Nothing can stop a Lower School student from asking questions. Not a pandemic, not zoom classes, not rainy weather. Across the Lower School, questions lead to more questions and the cycle of inquiry is born. Learn more about this OES educational philosophy in this enlightening video.
Middle School acting is about learning how to tell stories, which is the foundation of acting. We focus on listening to our peers with intention when they are sharing their ideas, staying emotionally and physically present in our meetings, practicing creative problem solving, and making bold creative choices.
Athletic practices continued through the fall as students resumed the tennis, lacrosse, track and field, and golf practices that were called off in March due to the coronavirus. Fall sports like soccer and volleyball were revived as well. Middle Schoolers got in the action, too, with soccer, track & field, and more.
Sixth-graders enjoyed peering through microscopes on campus this week, as they began a new unit in biology and the study of cells.
Third through fifth-grade library classes recently enjoyed virtual visits from award-winning author Kelly Yang, who spoke about her book Front Desk, and encouraged students to find their own voices.
This school year, a unique solution to orientation has evolved in the Upper School. The Ninth Grade Design Challenge Workshop, a weekly event, is allowing students the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their peers, and how to be a successful OES student.
Upper School poetry students—who typically showcase their Poetic Art projects in the lobby of the Upper School each November—have published their work digitally this year. The same writing exercises, the same learning, and the same creative and impressive results—just a new digital medium.
What gifts or interests do you bring to our school community? Why are these gifts important to you? How do your gifts make our school a better place? These are the questions sixth graders are asking themselves with the goal of helping them identify the contributions they can make to our community, helping shape their identities in the process.
Online learning isn’t just for OES students! Our teachers took time this week to learn more about the app Book Creator, hoping to make the experience more engaging for students.
Upper School students are redefining the OES Theater experience with the goal of creating a theater production the entire community can enjoy.