Teaching & Learning
October 25, 2021•
I visited a ninth-grade English class yesterday. The group was discussing an early passage in Homer’s Odyssey where Telemachus, Odysseus’s son, was...
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Admissions • Community
October 18, 2021•
Last year, several students teamed up with our admission officers to record video information sessions for prospective...
History • Holidays
October 12, 2021•
I taught American history for many years, and every fall at about this time we would have a debate in class about whether we should continue celebrating...
Research • Teaching & Learning
October 4, 2021•
“I’m just not good at art.” How many of us have said, thought, or heard that at some point in our lives? Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of...
Teaching & Learning • Uncategorized
September 26, 2021•
It’s time to rethink the student participation grade. Every three weeks, our teachers gather after classes for professional learning meetings — a...
Community • Traditions
September 20, 2021•
I begin most days standing outside the front doors of the schoolhouse greeting students. Some are just getting off the train, some emerging from their...
September 3, 2021•
It was a joyful kickoff to the school year here at BUA. We started the day all together, some 250 students and faculty strong, in the gym. I passed the...
June 7, 2021•
Some years ago, I watched a performance by slam poet Taylor Mali, who is also an educator and independent school graduate. He is perhaps best known for his...
May 28, 2021•
Yesterday, after the last day of classes, our BUA family gathered in the gym for a celebration of the year. It was filled with smiles and the traditional...
May 21, 2021•
Yesterday’s news about the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas came as a welcome sign after days of fear, violence, and tragedy. We extend our sympathy to...
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