Weekly Update, 3/17/17

March 17, 2017

News and Notes Annual Fund Update: We have wonderful news about the parking lot!  Due to our first ever Annual Fund,  we will be able to proceed with a substantial and thorough parking lot project this spring break!  We encourage those of you (38%) who have not had a chance to give to do so, … Read More

Weekly Update, 3/5/17

Weekly Update, 3/5/17

March 5, 2017

News and Notes Annual Fund News: We are heading into the final days of our our 100% participation in 100 Days Challenge!  We are currently at 61 out of 100 families. Our Challenge ends on March 24th, so it is not too late to get to 100%. DONATE NOW! The HMS Online Auction is coming up!  … Read More

7 Reasons to Consider an Independent, Progressive School

7 Reasons to Consider an Independent, Progressive School

March 3, 2017

For over 30 years, High Meadow School has served as an independent school that practices a philosophy of progressive education. First, here’s what that means: There are roughly 2,000 independent schools in the United States, with a total enrollment of about 1% of all students (around 700,000 total). Independent schools are different from other private schools … Read More

How to foster a love of learning that lasts

How to foster a love of learning that lasts

February 16, 2017

In an era of high-stakes testing, it’s still possible for young students to develop a love of learning through independent, progressive education.Just ask Brooklyn College graduate Lily Morganstern: she sees it every day as a pre-K assistant teacher here at High Meadow School, an independent and progressive school in Stone Ridge that goes through eighth … Read More

Weekly Update, 1/22/17

Weekly Update, 1/22/17

January 23, 2017

News and Notes Annual Fund News:  Thank you to those who donated this past week.  We are inching closer to our $10,000.00 match at $4,010.  We have until January 31st – let’s keep it up!  Double your donation now! When the Weather Outside is Frightful…We now have an Emergency Text System, which we would like parents … Read More

Weekly Update, 1/14/17

Weekly Update, 1/14/17

January 17, 2017

News and Notes Annual Fund News:  As of today, we have raised $3,525.73 towards the challenge.  We have until January 31st  to raise $6,474.27 to meet the $10,000.00!!  High Meadow can do this. Donate Now! All students MUST WEAR SNEAKERS to Physical Education.  Socks, slippery bottomed shoes, and boots are unsafe for running and jumping. We will have to … Read More

Weekly Update, 12/16/16

Weekly Update, 12/16/16

December 17, 2016

News and Notes Annual Fund News! An anonymous donor has pledged a matching donation of $10,000 to the HMS Annual Fund! From now until Jan 31 any donation to the Annual Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by this generous member of our community. Matching gifts double donations so that a $25 gift turn into $50 gift, $100 dollars doubles into … Read More

Weekly Update, 12/9/16

Weekly Update, 12/9/16

December 12, 2016

News & Notes 81 Days left to the Annual Fund Countdown! We have been receiving donation daily, so thanks to all who have given. We still have a long way to go to reach our 100% participation goal. Please donate now. All lost and found items will be hung/displayed on the side porch this week. (Thank … Read More