Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

A Snapshot of Shorecrest Lower School

Posted by Lisa Bianco on Apr 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Project-based learning. In-depth investigations. Student-centered curriculum. Terms like these describe the kind of learning that happens in the kindergarten through fourth grade Shorecrest Lower School, but what does that look like in action? Read on for a snapshot of all that goes on in just one week at Shorecrest.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Education Best Practice, Elementary Education, Field Trips

It Takes A Community To Do Community Service

Posted by Diego Duran-Medina on Mar 17, 2017 2:30:41 PM

With another on the books, now is the perfect time for reflection. It’s easy to be so detail-driven that we miss the greater picture of what this week means. Service Week is heavily focused on our students, families and our community partners.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, High School, Service Learning

The Unintended Positive Consequences of Service Week

Posted by Diego Duran-Medina on Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This week is a whirlwind of activity as we prepare for Service Week. Amongst the last minute preparations, I’ve been doing my best to keep a healthy perspective on what it is that we do as a school when we undertake a large scale project like Service Week, when I help place, mobilize and support 360+ people with much help from my colleagues and community partners.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Service Learning

"Don't Follow Your Dreams" Remarks from Career Day 2017

Posted by Mary Greene '83 on Mar 2, 2017 4:46:45 PM

Thank you, Mr. Haskell, Mr. Murphy, and Ms. Merritt for the wonderful, warm introduction and for giving me this great honor. I was afraid I was going to be a little late because I couldn’t find my parking space. I decorated and painted it in 1983.

What happened?

Well, I do want you to know how special it is to be back on this campus, a place where I felt safe to explore and learn and grow . . . and become.  

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Core Values, Alumni

Maintaining the Dignity of the Child

Posted by Lisa Bianco on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Our collective belief that the social curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum led The Experiential and Lower Schools at Shorecrest to embrace Responsive Classroom Approach.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Preschool, Elementary Education