Posted 10/23/2014 04:45PM
Upper School English teacher Jamie McQueen forwarded along an article on the launch of PhotoMath, an app that does math for you and shows work. Many are understandably concerned about the impact this will have on learning. After the display of excitement at this week's Math Olympics, we aren't too concerned.
Posted 10/23/2014 02:26PM
At Whitby we believe extra activities for school students are a means to enhance social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence. Embedded throughout these activities are the core elements of the Learner Profile. The cocurricular program continues to grow in both parental interest and student participation, reflecting another 20% increase year-on-year.
Posted 10/16/2014 10:15AM
Rachel Beninati joins Whitby as a Primary Teacher. She obtained her MAT in Early Childhood Education from Manhattanville College. Most recently, Rachel taught the four-year-olds at the Unquowa School in Fairfield, CT. Prior to that, she was both a Head Teacher and Dean of the Fours at the Dwight School's Early Years Division, where she was first introduced to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP).
Posted 10/16/2014 10:01AM
Grade 3 Whitby student Max Lu ranked 5th place in the world for kids born in 2005 and 25th place in the world in the under age 10 chess section (2004, 2005). He also was named to the US Chess All-American team for 2014, and earned a spot on the national team for 2015 in Greece.
Posted 10/16/2014 09:31AM
Building a strong learning community at Whitby means engaging students, educators, parents and community partners to work together towards a common goal of enhancing students' learning opportunities and experiences. We are striving to systematically build such a community over time.
Posted 10/09/2014 04:09PM
It is interesting to compare the impression Whitby makes on external school administrators with the impression it makes on its students and graduates. To our students and graduates Whitby feels like family, being able to be yourself, and being open to seeing things from different perspectives.