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School Spirit – Sister Kathleen at the heart of St. Patrick’s School

Back in 1964, when Sister Kathleen Fitzgerald, who was then called Sister Assumpta, was reassigned from her post teaching at St. Bernard’s on 14th Street in New York City, she told her mother she was being moved to Bedford. “Bedford, Massachusetts?” her mother asked. “No,” replied Sister Kathleen, who was raised in the South Bronx, [...]read moreSchool Spirit – Sister Kathleen at the heart of St. Patrick’s School

Q&A: An Inside Look at Rippowam Cisqua School

Rippowaum Cisqua

(Sponsored) Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK through Grade 9 school that teaches an immersive and experimental curriculum designed to deepen learning and build a growth mindset in students during these critical wonder years. RippKids are challenged daily through an integrated academic, arts, sports, and innovation program that creates independent thinkers, confident communicators, engaged leaders. We [...]read moreQ&A: An Inside Look at Rippowam Cisqua School

Ten Minutes With Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President

Dr. James F. Birge

Dr. James F. Birge hadn’t planned to return to the area where he was raised. But come back he did, in 2016, to take on the presidency of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and to continue his more than three decades of serving in higher education. Birge has always loved the Berkshires. “Here [...]read moreTen Minutes With Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President

TIF For Tax – Incentives for Small Business Growth

Tax incentitives

Small businesses are the core of the Berkshire economy. These companies comprise more than half of the county’s employer establishments, with more than 2,700 employers staffing fewer than 10 people. To survive and to thrive, many need to expand—but expansions are costly.“We’ve shifted in recent years from the model of attracting large companies to trying [...]read moreTIF For Tax – Incentives for Small Business Growth

CT Performance Center – turning young golfers into pros

Golf Performance Center teaching

It’s not unusual for aspiring golfers to wander into the Golf Performance Center on Route 7 expecting to hit a bucket of balls after work. And why wouldn’t they? From the road, the facility looks exactly like a beautifully manicured driving range. But step inside, and it doesn’t take long to realize this is not [...]read moreCT Performance Center – turning young golfers into pros

“Chopped” champion brings organic gardening to schools

Heather Priest organic gardening

Inch by inch and row by row may be how a garden grows, but across the Wilton School District’s four main schools, their gardens are developing as fast as the students. “We’ve had growing interest in organic gardening across the schools,” says Superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith, while discussing the benefits of the new gardens at [...]read more“Chopped” champion brings organic gardening to schools

How local kids created an Engineering Toy company

Engineering Toys from 3DuxDesigns

What do you get when you combine one part inspiration, one part innovation, and a third part imagination? 3DuxDesign is the brainchild of Fairfield Warde High School graduate and current Washington University freshman Ayana Klein and her brother Ethan, now a sophomore at FWHS. Their company creates fun, kid-friendly architecture kits which show how art [...]read moreHow local kids created an Engineering Toy company

Do you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

(Answers at bottom) MATH 1. Level: Easy The mean number of students per classroom, y, at Central High School can be estimated using the equation y = 0.8636x+27.227, where x represents the number of years since 2004 and x ≤10. Which of the following statements is the best interpretation of the number in the context [...]read moreDo you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Below is a list of all the schools in the area. It includes public, private, all girls, all boys and special needs designations on the listing. Apple Blossom School & Family Center Wilton, CT Nursery – K, 203-493-4003, appleblossomschool.org Apple Blossom offers formal parent/child programs based on the Waldorf method of education, which seeks to [...]read more2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

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