Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, June 1, 2018
Earlier this week I had the great joy of visiting the new Gold Frogger Airlines (parent company K Frogs) at the West Barn Early Childhood building. One K Frogs student was manning the phone at the reservation desk; another seemed to be collecting luggage (real, vintage American Tourister upright suitcases); and yet another two Frogs were warming up the jet for take-off. The students had invented and constructed the entire thing.
Last week I’d been watching some of them starting the ‘EC... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 11, 2018
Next week the Class of 2018 will put on this year's 8th grade musical, the timeless classic Peter Pan! The 8th grade musical is always a highlight of the school year and a rite of passage of the 8th graders’ individual and collective journeys. This year, the play is even more special because it’s the first major drama production in the new Logan Loft!
Younger students, parents, and faculty and staff will delight in the reprisal of their favorite characters from Peter to Captain Hook to... Read More
Thanks Ruby and Nathan for this Peter Pan promotional video! Click to play.
Thanks Mina for the Peter Pan poster artwork!Tickets are now available for the Class of 2018’s production of Peter Pan! We’re thrilled to have four opportunities to see the show this year, beginning Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., continuing Friday night at 7 p.m., and concluding Saturday with both an afternoon (2 p.m.) and evening show (7 p.m.). All shows include an intermission and the opportunity to purchase... Read More
Art teachers Mary Iannone and Annie Rocha recently attended a STEAM conference (focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at the National Cathedral School to help gain knowledge for our Makerspace program for the coming school year. Gifts to Annual Giving help make professional development opportunities like this possible. At the conference, Mary and Annie networked with a variety of teachers from many different grade levels and subject areas, and even met a... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, April 27, 2018
Kindergarteners compare their books from the Book Swap.
Jacob helping prepare dinner at the Ronald McDonald House.
8th graders on their way to clean up Burgundy Road and adjacent roads.
6th graders planting around the Middle School.
With Earth Day last Sunday, Burgundy has been participating in related activities last week and this week.
In the spirit of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” we asked our community to donate gently used children’s... Read More
Burgundy will host singer and actor François Clemmons for a lunchtime concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. The concert will be either on the outdoor stage on the Campus Commons, or inside in the theater/community room.
François may be best known as the policeman Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, but he enjoyed a career as a singer specializing in both opera and spirituals. He founded the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble, and before his retirement he was the Alexander Twilight... Read More
First graders exploring Huntley Meadows on a previous trip.
Annual Giving supports memorable learning opportunities for all our students, on campus and off! For virtually all field trips during the year, the cost of transportation and admission is already covered, not an add-on fee for families. Annual Giving helps make this possible.
First grade authors write and share books
about local wildlife, often inspired by what
they've seen at Huntley Meadows.The Huntley Meadows field trips that the... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Head on Friday, April 20, 2018
Thank you to all the parents who joined us last Thursday night for Curriculum Night. The event gave attendees a chance to learn more about our drama program from grades 1-8, our science program from JK-8 and our Middle School math program. It is impressive to see how the curriculum builds from year to year and integrates with our subject areas. We learned about the 2nd and 3rd grade study, the Shakespeare play in 4th and 5th that connects with the Medieval unit in social studies, and the... Read More
Cutting the ribbon to officially open The Logan Loft! See more photos from the dedication.
On Wednesday our school community and many guests gathered to celebrate the dedication of The Logan Loft, named for alumni parent donors who inspired hundreds more donors in our community to fund construction, and the Campus Commons, which will honor longtime librarian Ann Van Deusen. The program opened with singing from the 7th grade “Burgundy Bellas” chorus; included remarks from Head of School Jeff... Read More
Our students have been cooking up
some delicious art pieces to share
at the Arts Festival!Two upcoming events will help us celebrate the transformation our new spaces are having on Burgundy’s curriculum and community. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!
First, the inaugural Arts Festival in the new building will showcase work from every Burgundy student. This is a new location for a longtime Burgundy tradition. The annual Arts Festival is nearly 30 years old! Join us 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday... Read More