RECORD # OF BC STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN GLOBAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

89 students and 12 faculty are traveling and learning in five different countries, plus an additional 13 students and 3 faculty are making their way through three southern states.

Follow along through their blogs as students reflect on the legacy of the Roman Empire in southern Italy (blog); develop their language skills in Spain (blog); work with communities in Costa Rica (blog), India (blog), and Tanzania (blog) ; and wrestle with questions about the African American experience in the post-Civil War South.

HEAD OF SCHOOL BOB VITALO FEATURED IN 'INDEPENDENT SCHOOL' MAGAZINE

Head of School Bob Vitalo is featured in the Spring 2019 issue of "Independent School Magazine!" His essay, "When Waiting for Buy-In Can Be a Roadblock," reflects on 34 years of leading independent schools and how school leaders make tough decisions.  Read the article.

ATHLETICS

Winter is unofficially over with the arrival of spring break! Our Upper School teams will be busy—both baseball and softball will travel to Orlando for the second week, preparing for their seasons with spring training. Middle School teams will be leaping right into action when school resumes on April 1 as well.  Click on these links to read the April previews for Upper School teams or for Middle School teams.

'HARRY POTTER' SPRING INTENSIVE TAKES STUDENTS TO SCHOLASTIC PUBLISHING

Students in the "Harry Potter" Spring Intensive had the chance to visit Scholastic Publishing to speak with some of the editors and press staff behind the beloved series of books! Students learned about how they put together the 20th anniversary covers, Harry Potter celebrations, and viewed a museum exhibit.

ITALY ACADEMIC TRAVEL PROGRAM EXPLORES NAPLES & ROME

Students in our Italy Academic Travel Program are enjoying their time and learning a lot in Naples and Rome. After arriving in Naples, they walked many miles exploring this ancient city of Pompeii, which they had been studying earlier this year, marveling at how Romans actually lived lives not that dissimilar from modern times. They also visited the top of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, a town that was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius but is largely preserved, and the Naples Archaeological Museum. Their next stop was Rome where they visited Palatine Hill and the Colosseum.

4TH GRADE SHOWCASE WOWS AUDIENCE (VIDEO)

Congratulations to our 4th graders who performed their annual showcase to a full house last night! The event was live streamed on Facebook and can be viewed here.

STUDENTS GO 'INTO THE WILD' IN THE CATSKILLS

Students in the "Into the Wild" Spring Intensive had a chance to unplug from technology and get back to nature. Reflecting on what "wilderness" really means, the group headed to Frost Valley in the Catskills for a three day overnight trip of hiking, snowshoeing, and team-bonding! Read more

5TH GRADERS CREATE AN EGYPTIAN TOMB

5th graders shared what they've been learning about life in ancient Egypt by leading students, parents, faculty, and staff on tours of their Egyptian tomb! Guests learned about artifacts, murals and a mummy, all re-created by 5th graders, as well as a new "Pre-Teen Tomb" which explored today's culture compared to ancient Egypt. Photos.

STUDENTS DISCOVER RICH CULTURE OF INDIA IN MUMBAI & BEYOND

Students in our India Spring Intensive have been busy the past week learning about the country—its history, diverse cultures, customs —from local people, including their host families. Their activities so far have included a visit to a community center where they met kids their age, taking an overnight train to Heranjal, learning to harvest peanuts, having a 'paint war' with local kids using colorful "Holi" powder, and learning how to do a Yakshagana dance. They've also had greater insight and class discussions about inequalities in the world.

1st GRADERS PRESENT SPANISH BOOKS TO KINDERGARTNERS
As part of a special collaboration between their library and Spanish classes, First graders learned the difference between describing a book and how a book makes them feel, and studied descriptor words in Spanish.

Then they presented bilingual book talks to Kindergartners during their morning meetings throughout February!

BC CELEBRATES PI DAY: MARCH 14

In honor of Pi Day (3.14), Middle Schoolers participated in creating a Pi spiral during morning break! Inspired by artist Martin Krzywinski, each color represents a different digit, and their spiral contains 1,140 decimal places!

4TH GRADER RECEIVES HER BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON DO

Congratulations to 4th grader Juliana '27 who received her black belt in Tae Kwon Do! Juliana had some BC support from Rose '27 (who got her black belt last year) cheering her on!

STUDENTS ANALYZE WHAT MAKES HUMAN-DOG RELATIONSHIPS SPECIAL

Students in the "Human's Best Friend" Spring Intensive have been studying the human-dog relationship, looking at the biology, evolution, sociology and history of canines up close, meeting with a variety of cognitive scientists, service dog partners, dog trainers, and of course, the dogs themselves!

 

 

DON'T MISS

March 18-29: Spring Break (School Closed)

April 2:  Alumni Speaker Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson '98 (New Date)

April 3: 3rd & 4th Grade Parent Meeting on ERBs

April 3 & 4: National Spanish Exam for 6th Grade
April 5: 7th Grade Math Fair

April 8: Middle School Parents Diversity & Inclusion Meeting

April 8 & 9: National Spanish Exam for 7th & 8th Grades

April 9: 'Parenting Your Teen' Talk for Parents of 8th-12th Graders

April 10:  Lower School PA Meeting: Promoting Self-Reliance in Young Children
April 12: Grandparents'  Day
April 15-18: Middle School ERB

April 16-18: Middle School Play: Seedfolks

April 19: Good Friday (School Closed)

April 22: Faculty Development Day (No classes for students)

April 23: Parent Meeting with Dr. Philip McAdoo

May 1: Brooklyn In Solidarity Workshop

May 1: Upper School Musical: Ragtime

May 3 & 4: Upper School Musical: Ragtime

May 6: Parents & Guardians of Students of Color Gathering

May 7: Lower School PA meeting: Tech Use - Setting Boundaries & Expectations

May 10: Night of Jazz (watch on Facebook Live)

May 11: NYC Independent School Science Research Conference

May 14: Upper School Instrumental & Choral Concert (on Facebook Live)

May 16: Dance Concert (watch on Facebook Live)

May 22: Awards Night

May 23: Senior Scholars Presentations
May 23: Science Research & Design Presentations

May 23: Senior Prom

May 27: Memorial Day (School Closed)

May 29: Senior Dinner

May 29: Senior Arts Night

May 30: Graduation Rehearsal

May 30: Middle School Instrumental Concert (watch on Facebook Live)
May 30: Upper School Commencement (12 noon dismissal for all students)


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