In a massive community undertaking, BB&N welcomed student debaters and their coaches from around the world for the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC), held October 31 to November 3 on the Upper School campus.
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Ample measures of spirit, pluck, and talent were in the house as 22 Upper School students and faculty members braved the spotlight at the annual Cabaret Night.
In the semi-darkened classroom, lines from Homer's Odyssey, translated into Latin, project onto Latin teacher Walter Young's checkered shirt and the old-school green chalkboard behind him....
What makes you you? How do you translate that to a canvas? And, what does an art work say about the person creating it? In anticipation of their annual self-portrait project, BB&N kindergartners spent an afternoon this week exploring the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
The annual Head of the Charles Regatta takes place this weekend and the BB&N boathouse is where to catch the action! Join students, alumni/ae, and parents to cheer on the crew teams, and enjoy some hot chocolate and clam chowder during the fun.
Congratulations to Lower School Kindergarten teacher Ben Goldhaber who has been named as the next recipient of the Marian W. Vaillant Future Leader Instructorship.
On and Off Campus, BB&N Alumni/ae Office's weekly blog, features contributions by members of the BB&N community, including the student writing panel, current and past faculty, and alumni/ae. Check out some of the latest posts.
Nothing brings a class together like an outdoor adventure, and for the 67th year now, BB&N’s Bivouac program achieved just that. Despite being outside of their comfort zones and enduring a lack of smartphones (gasp!), the resilient members of The Class of 2023 tackled Bivouac head-on, returning to campus with a bevy of memories that will last a lifetime.
On Friday, September 20th many BB&N students participated in the Global Climate Strike.
BB&N's Upper School campus came alive last weekend during the school's Homecoming and Family Fall Festival. Members from all strata of the BB&N community joined in the festivities which included games, a parent-run picnic, bouncy houses, an airbrush tattoo artist, and much more.
This summer, Upper School English Department Chair Sharon Krauss traveled to Somerset, England to co-teach a creative writing workshop to students at the Latymer School with British novelist Tim Clare. Facilitated by Round Square, the trip proved fruitful in many regards: growing BB&N global initiatives, expanding faculty professional development, and providing Krauss with an experience she won't soon forget.
Four BB&N seniors have received top honors in the annual Junior Profile Contest, the final event in the cornerstone English project for all eleventh graders. Deliberating over the summer, a panel of judges—writers and editors outside of BB&N—has awarded first prize to Sylvia Murphy '19, second prize to Eve Fantozzi '19, and third prize (tie) to Theo Dadagian '19 and Julian Li '19.
Middle Schoolers held on to summer for a little while longer at last week's Ice Cream Social.
Junior Guides (JGs) are an integral part of the Bivouac experience at BB&N.
BB&N’s youngest learners were treated to one of humanity’s earliest forms of entertainment when professional storyteller Len Cabral visited BB&N last week. Renowned for his engaging style and ability to immerse listeners in a narrative, Cabral held students in rapt attention throughout his series of humorous fables, tales, and poems.