Philosophy/Curriculum

Walden Summer Camp

by VickiLee on March 14, 2014

Our talented and experienced teaching staff has planned four weeks of creative activities with half the classes conducted in Spanish and half in English. Our program includes art activities, dramatic play, singing, cooking, and weekly field trips, all while exploring super fun themes each week! No prior experience with Spanish necessary. For details and registration […]

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What the Wind Brought

by VickiLee on November 23, 2013

The wind and everything it brought last night got me thinking about change, mistakes, adaptability, and the arts. The wind is one of those forces that leaves change behind it. Our overnight wind left many people with something new to cope with this morning, ranging from devastating losses to debris strewn yards, snarled traffic, and […]

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Space

by VickiLee on December 14, 2012

I love having the opportunity to see what experiential, hands-on learning looks like. This week the Lower Middle Group took over the ball-play area to experience what it was like to whirl around the universe like a planet. Class members lined up with their blown-up plastic planets, the Sun, and Earth’s moon to make sure […]

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Graduation 2012: The Incubator

by VickiLee on June 15, 2012

Jon Patmore, Upper Group language arts teacher, delivered another inspiring speech at the 2012 sixth-grade graduation ceremony. The writer Alec Waugh once said, “You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.” That may be true. Think about some of your favorite places. What struck you when you first […]

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Graduation 2011: A Jar of Paper Clips

by VickiLee on June 20, 2011

Upper Group teacher Jon Patmore delivered the following speech at the 2011 Walden graduation ceremony on June 15, 2011. It nicely captures key aspects of Walden’s philosophy. -Vicki Edge This is a jar of paper clips. I’ve got two questions for you about the contents of the jar, and I want to use each of […]

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