PS1 welcomed back students in grades K-6 for the (re-)start to our Hybrid Program. The students are happy... The teachers are happy... It feels like the first day(s) of school. In many ways it is the first day(s) of school!
It is with enormous pleasure that we announce the appointment of Jij de Jesus as the first ever PS1 Associate Head of School, effective July 1, 2021. Jij (pronounced "Jay") comes to us from Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has served as Lower School Principal since 2015.
Students in the Green Class (grades 1-2 equivalent) honored Inauguration Day with conversations about what they would do as President and explored the theme of Unity in President Biden's Address.
A primary purpose of Pluralism in Education is To educate every PS1 student in the way that works best for them. One way all Clusters at PS1 facilitate this is to investigate the notion of Growth Mindset. Learning about Growth Mindset helps students develop resilience and a strong sense of self as they face challenges and adversity.
Please enjoy a few highlights from Blue students as they share things they like/accept about themselves. Students listened to the story I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont to identify characteristics they admire about themselves, and qualities their Growth Mindset can help them improve.