Chores at home… everyone can contribute


Some great suggestions for helping children develop a sense of responsibility, incrementally, for their world.

summer chores for children: teaching responsibility at home


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Reading? Go for it!


Some great opportunities here to think about the power of reading… And what better time to look at reading? Summer!


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Admissions Strategy! Attending AISAP…


I feel fortunate to be attending the AISAP Annual Institute with our Admissions Team, Susanne Goldman and Rebecca Cushing. We are hearing many important messages Including:

  • the role of “love” coaching and building programs
  • the value of intrinsic rewards over extrinsic rewards
  • the need to share the “value added” of our schools
  • the ways the college admissions process is following the admissions process of many independent schools: focusing on character, fit and core values of our schools

I look forward to putting our Strategic Thinking together and bringing information back to campus!

Happy Summer!

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That’s a wrap!

On our final day in Japan, we visited the Meiji Shrine.


Then we headed off to Tokyo Dome City for some fun: ice cream, lunch and some rides!


It was a fun-filled final day and all are back home and settled!

Thanks, Class of 2017, for a great trip!

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All onboard, we are on our way to SFO!

Locked and loaded onto plane!

How we pass the time in the airport!

See you all soon!

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Farewell Party and Morning Goodbyes!

We have said farewell twice! Once Sunday evening and once Monday morning as we waved goodbye to weeping host families!

It was great to have our board chair, Sameer Hilal, present to meet the Kita City officials as the trip moves into February for 2018 and becomes part of the school year program! 

And James gave a great closing speech!


It’s a bit rainy as we head off to the Meiji Shrine and Tokyo Dome City, but the rain promises to stop soon! Then we are off to Narita Airport for the flight home. 

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Iwai Overnight with great (hot) weather!


There was a group cooking activity, yummy curry dinner, sleeping in a traditional Japanese hotel, morning exercises on the beach and a stop for lunch on the way back to Tokyo. We also celebrated Charlie’s birthday!

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