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REAL-WORLD RESEARCH | STUDENT-LED EVENTS
Students in the Lower School helped a local startup, Sproutel, prototype a next generation companion product to help those experiencing stress and anxiety.
Students designed and produced Rhode Island’s first ever statewide Social Good Hackathon.
Students engage in critical conversations, local and national narratives, and have the opportunity to develop powerful and effective public speaking skills at all grade levels.
Isabella ’20 delivered a personal narrative to a packed TEDxURI audience. Selected among hundreds, Bella was the only high school student selected to share her story.
CROSS-GRADE COLLABORATION | INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING | CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Groups of students in 6th-8th grade united to solve a challenge somewhere in the world in a week-long, rapid prototyping and pitch challenge.
English and Biology students explored the human side of healthcare, the genetics of cancer, and the importance of building empathy while learning.
4th grade students impacted the museum experience through their collaboration with Smith’s Castle to uncover and confront RI’s history of slavery.
SENIOR INTERNSHIPS | SERVICE LEARNING
Serving as a TA at the French American School of Rhode Island, Faythe ’19 interned with the art teacher. Fully immersed in a French-speaking environment, Faythe worked with students ranging in age from three to fourteen, planning and preparing lessons, and designing and painting sets for the school’s year-end dramatic productions.
After learning about the nutritional, social support, and enrichment needs of sanctuary parrots, the 3rd grade students made toys for the birds out of recycled materials. The sanctuary, Foster Parrots, is using their creations to support the healthy development of their animals.
Students focus their passions on building a better future for all, understanding that their efforts can have a direct and positive impact on the world. Social innovation is the intersection of Impact, Value, & Growth of an idea or organization.
The Empty Bowls Project delivered value from student learning to develop a replicable service that can grow. Students generated impact for a local food pantry by developing nutritious recipes for those utilizing the pantry in this interdisciplinary study of poverty and food insecurity. Art teacher, Rachel Armentano received the Rhode Island Art Education Association’s Middle School-Level Art Educator of the Year for 2015.