Posted 10/26/2014 08:34PM
By providing cutting-edge resources and specialized guidance to students of all ages, Whitby fosters an environment where children are encouraged to build their own skill sets and understand how these concepts apply across learning disciplines and real life situations.
Posted 10/26/2014 08:29PM
Whitby's Community Service Program is based on the idea that students who dedicate time to serve others both inside and outside the school community will expand their perspectives on the world. Whitby School's mission is to inspire a passion for learning and empower each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community. With this mission in mind, Whitby's Community Service program enables students to develop empathy, humility and leadership skills, and come to understand that through their individual actions they can positively impact the lives of others.
Posted 10/26/2014 08:24PM
Among the cocurricular offerings is Whitby's musical theatre program, which has grown by leaps and bounds since 2012. Credit for this growth goes to Theatre teacher and Director Allyn Rathus, who added Arts Curriculum Coordinator to her title for the new school year. Rathus carefully chooses productions that align with concepts being studied across the curriculum, and forms a strong, connected collaboration with music and art.
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).