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Middle Schoolers Tackle Tough Questions at Science Knight

Why is spider silk so strong? Why does chocolate taste so good to humans but is toxic to dogs? What sustainable development goals will the CRER-7000 or Isotopic Hairtron 500 help achieve? Eighth grade science students explored these questions and many more at the recent Middle School Science Knight.

Junior Wins Poetry Competition, Opens for Acclaimed Poet

... A gathering of poetry enthusiasts assembled on March 25 for the presentation of the prestigious Robert Creeley Award to acclaimed poet Marie Howe. The BB&N hometown pride, though, was reserved for Claudia Inglessis '18....

Global Perspectives at the Middle School

As students figure out a science lab, analyze a poem, trot onto the soccer field, prepare a meal for a local shelter, or during any of the ways they share a common experience, their lives at school are enriched by their subtle (and not so subtle) exposure to global perspectives....

Grade 4 Students Perform "The Golden Door"

On March 10th, eight 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to perform on stage in a play with the visiting group, In Good Company. The play, The Golden Door, explores a variety of cultures in the context of immigration and cultural diversity in present-day Boston, a topic that nicely complements the current 4th-grade unit on diversity in the classroom.

"Struggle, Hope, and Action" in Beginners North

Over the course of the year, Beginners North has been working with the Lower School theme of 'Struggle, Hope, and Action.' For our class, this means a process of developing a strong classroom community, making meaning about concepts of justice, and then envisioning what we want the world to be.

Upper School Musical Wows Audiences

BB&N students recently brought Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar to life in the Upper School theater with a highly successful production of the musical.

Student Ingenuity on Display at Upper School STEM Fair

When Lily Druker '18 and Ali Plump '18 assumed leadership roles in the Upper School GAINS club (Girls Advancing in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) they knew they would be overseeing a fascinating variety of innovative ideas.

Engaging with Classmates and the Text in Alda Farlow's English 9

Farlow's coaching is based on the Harkness method, in which she is trained and for which the oval wooden table is named. The approach aims to develop the students' abilities to think independently and discuss among themselves so the teacher is not the sole answer-provider....

The Power of the Line in 7th Grade Art Class

Moon asks the class, "What would a whisper look like if it were a line? Or frustration? What would that look like with a line? Use your whole arm—feel the emotion in your body. Let's see if it shows in the marks you make. How many different lines can you feel and show on your paper? Today is not about composition. Just see if you can get a range of feeling on the paper."

Building a Safe Space for Learning in Kindergarten North

Shaking the cold from their fingers, the 21 members of Kindergarten North are returning from a recess of building snow structures. Teachers Maia McPherson '04 and Maya Stiles-Royall '04 have had no such respite, instead spending the break transforming their classroom into a colorful art studio...

BB&N Student Composer Garners High Honors

Avik Sarkar '19 began playing the piano at age 8, surprisingly late for a high-caliber classical musician. However, Sarkar also began composing music at age 10, surprisingly early...and he hasn't slowed down since...

Upper School Winter Choral Concert

BB&N student voices rang loudly and clearly through the halls of Renaissance Hall this month at the Upper School Winter Choral Concert...

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