Whitby School recognizes that caring for the whole child includes providing a safe and inclusionary environment for students, and that extends to safety from life-threatening peanut and tree nut allergens in school lunches and snacks. As a nut-free school, Whitby proudly supports Food Allergy Awareness Week May 12-18, 2013, in raising awareness of food allergies and promoting ways to help keep students safe, involved, and healthy.
With Whitby School's (Greenwich CT) four-classroom construction project as the influence, Upper School art students are applying their study of "Place and Adaptation" on a grand scale, using a steamroller to make large format prints.
Whitby School is disheartened to hear of the Greenwich Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals' denial of our application for a special permit to build an air supported athletic facility on our campus, but we remain very excited about our overall educational program and our net benefit to the Greenwich community.
"The play's the thing," says Hamlet in one of Shakespeare's oft-quoted lines. But Whitby School students are finding that the play, their May 4 production of Iphigenia by P. Seth Bauer, is just the beginning, as their exploration of the themes of war, heroism, faith, patriotism, and loyalty reach well beyond the play itself. It's also leading to a fundraising event for Save the Children, and included a sandal-making project with NYC's The Living Theatre.
All around the world, students in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools completing their Primary Years Program (PYP) celebrate learning with the culminating project called Exhibition. It is the final project of the graduating class in Primary School (4th Grade at Whitby) before the students enter their Middle School years. Students are challenged to conduct a collaborative inquiry around an issue of their interest. The Whitby School 2013 Exhibition revolved around the concept of Sustainability.
A team of nine 7th graders worked toward fulfilling Whitby's mission to motivate students "to confidently take action as contributing members of a diverse global community" as they became a delegation from the Middle Eastern country of Qatar at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) April 11-13.