As children grow as readers and writers at Germantown Academy, we seek to make it a joyful and rewarding process. Across their time in Lower School, students build skills as readers, writers, listeners and speakers through a variety of literacy experiences.
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Head of School Rich Schellhas 1760 kicks off our new series, 8 GreAt Questions, with his look at the last few months of school during the pandemic, and how many bow ties does he really own.
While many teachers have had to adjust to new teaching routines this year, the art department has had to practically re-imagine its curriculum from the ground up.
The mental health of the Germantown Academy community may be more important that one realizes, especially during the unprecedented times we are currently experiencing in our world. Fortunately, GA has an experienced team of counselors that provide guidance and support to those in our community who may need help.
Learning opportunities abound in Middle School, by teachers, and for students.
GA teaches Mandarin Chinese language across all divisions, but the Lower School uses the Organic World Language program, which mandates an immersive learning classroom.
Fourth and fifth graders worked with PreK and Kindergarten buddies to help prototype their designs and all grades shared displays in the lobby that highlighted their creations.
If you were to glance inside my classroom, as visitors to GA sometimes do, you would likely see my students and I gathered around a big oval table, books cracked open in front of us.
Student interests fuel Middle School Club program.
GA lifer Scott Cho '19 found preparation was key to making successful transitions.
Head of School Rich Schellhas talks about the importance of teaching design thinking at Germantown Academy.
Dr. Leigh Serra builds confidence and curriculum for Lower School students.
Senior Addy Campbell started at GA in 5th Grade, and she hasn't stopped since.
Mr. Notary's Algebra I class explores graphic design using the Desmos app.