Field Notes: 7-8 Spring Trip, Price River, Utah

Field Notes: 7-8 Spring Trip, Price River, Utah

Monday: following rapid tests and a jump-starting of the 5-6 bus (long story, for another time), we hit the road, following 40 west toward Utah. Students took off masks for the long ride, and were therefore able to look each other in the full face, as a group, for the...
The Head of School Reflects on the Past Year

The Head of School Reflects on the Past Year

One year ago, on Monday, March 16th, we shifted to remote learning. The previous week had begun relatively normally; there were rumors and estimated timetables developing around school closures, but we felt as though we still had a few more weeks, and maybe more....
The Many Layers of Community

The Many Layers of Community

The Douglas Firs have lately begun a project of design thinking inspired by the work of contemporary artist Mark Bradford. The Los Angeles-based painter and muralist has gained international acclaim for his creations, which tend to focus on abstract incorporations of...
What is Culture?

What is Culture?

Taking a couple steps back and considering the profundity of the title question indicates how its richness may define years of concentrated study. Jen’s 3/4 class recently dove deep to begin unraveling its myriad answers, a project they took on from multiple angles....