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March 4th, 2016

Lending a Helping Hand

The eighth grade completed an inspiring project in the Innovation Lab this past winter, studying, designing and building prosthetic hands. After studying the mechanics of the human hand and working on their own designs and prototypes, the students... read more
February 9th, 2016

An 8th Grade Social Justice Project for Gun Control

  Children’s Day School has a deep commitment to social justice and to helping our students find a purpose.  Every year the eighth grade class selects and researches a current issue in the U.S. for part of their study in civics as well as a... read more
October 13th, 2015

You’ve Got to Play Just to Make it Today

Please enjoy this guest blog post written by Margaret Piskitel, our Early Childhood Program Director. Nothing frustrates me more about a grown-up’s view of young children than the phrases, “They’re just playing,” and “Are they going to be... read more
October 9th, 2015

Sparking Creativity in the CDS Innovation Lab

  The Innovation Lab in our new middle school building at 601 Dolores is such an incredible place. When we imagined what the lab would be, this was our vision:   The Innovation Lab is a space that … • Provides students with opportunities for... read more
October 6th, 2015

Math at CDS

There’s no denying it—math is a hot topic. From articles like the The New York Times’ “Why Do Americans Stink at Math” to books such as Jo Boaler’s What’s Math Got To Do With It?, experts are calling for a change to the standard math that is being... read more
June 29th, 2015

One School, One Book

Each spring the division heads and I choose a book that we invite the entire school community to read as part of our “One School, One Book” program. Our goal is to choose a book that corresponds with our year-long theme. Come fall, parents are... read more
March 17th, 2015

Sparking Change

This month our elementary and middle school students participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in which students from different grade levels eat lunch together. Designed to encourage students to... read more
January 20th, 2015

Welcome Ed Rhee

After an extensive search spanning several months and including many exceptional candidates, I am pleased to announce that we have hired Ed Rhee as our new Middle School Director beginning July 1, 2015. When we began the search process, our faculty... read more
November 25th, 2014

Looking for the Good

Each year as we approach the Thanksgiving vacation, I’m given the opportunity to stop and reflect on the school year so far. By now students have developed lasting friendships and are deeply immersed in classroom projects such as squid dissections,... read more
November 19th, 2014

Inspiring Stories from CDS

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently launched the NAIS Inspiration Lab, a site designed to share stories from independent school classrooms and campuses around the country. Thanks to our dedicated faculty, we’re sharing... read more

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