Reasons To Be Proud
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: LIFE AFTER PS1
We welcomed back 14 PS1 alumni on Oct. 12 for our annual Life After PS1 event. Students from a range of high schools (public and independent) returned to talk about their experiences in middle and high school, discuss how PS1 set the foundation for their education, and share how they continue to be #PS1inspired. The audience was moved by their personification of PS1's Portrait of a Graduate.
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Alumnus Farid Adibi credits his early education at PS1 Pluralistic School for his academic and professional ambitions, his leadership skills, and the formation of his media company “Left-Middle-Right,” which offers multiple perspectives on contemporary issues. Now a junior at George Washington University, Farid reflects on his time at PS1...
In the Blue Class, students brainstormed ways to reduce emissions and created colorful protest signs (pictured above) about their favorite ideas. Students chanted, "Global Climate Strike" as they protested and marched around their classroom.
Classes take place twice a week from 7:50-8:40am. Classes will be IN-PERSON once a week and virtual once a week (except for Brass and Winds which will be exclusively virtual.) CLICK HERE to see the flyer and CLICK HERE to register.
PS1 welcomed back former Parents Guild Executive Board members from the 1980's-onward to re-connect and celebrate the start of the school's 50th anniversary festivities. Parents were thrilled to see one another, catch up, and reminisce about their fond memories of time spent on campus.
Students in the Indigo Class (3rd and 4th grade equivalent) shared in the reading of this very special story about creating community (and a sense of family) in the classroom.
The First Day of School Celebration on Sept. 1 included traditional PS1 flair, with bubbles and cheers, to mark this new beginning, as well as the kickoff to the 50th Anniversary celebrations.
PS1 Pluralistic School's 50 year anniversary is celebrated in the August issue of The Argonaut. Read about the long-standing mission and philosophy that has helped PS1 achieve this incredible milestone!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
The Graduation Ceremony is a PS1 rite of passage. Each year, each grad stands in front of parents, teachers, and fellow students to address the crowd, and our Head of School prepares an individual honoring of each child.
Olders students return to the tradition of presenting Shakespeare under the Oak Tree. The first Circle Time and “public” performance in 15 months! Olders 4 students performed A Midsummer Night's Dream to a small audience of (socially distanced) students under the old oak tree 🎭
PS1 Pluralistic School has officially completed the Santa Monica Shines COVID Safety Assurance Program. This means that the City of Santa Monica recognizes PS1's dedication to safety and cleanliness during this COVID-19 era.
Hundreds of Grandparents, Special Friends, Parents, Teachers and Staff gathered for this online extravaganza! Join us for words of welcome from Grandparent host Carleen Glasser, a share from Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning Nancy Harding, a digital campus tour from Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations Beth Kemp, a festive Circle Time hosted by Music Specialist Virginia Seaman and a kickoff greeting from Head of School and Founder Joel Pelcyger - there was something for everyone in this fun-filled day!
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!
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.