As we slip back into our school routines as individuals and as families, it is fun to reflect on this past summer and it’s many wondrous moments. One moment, though, that impacted me emotionally more than any other was the passing of John McCain. Maybe it is because Senator McCain is an alum of St. Stephen’s School. This probably added to my emotions, certainly, as I watch my own children thrive at his old school. But If you strip away all political persuasions when reflecting on John McCain, what you are a left with is a servant of the people who valued honor and integrity above all else. His dedication to honor and the pursuit of a greater cause is what truly impacted my emotions.
When we talk about “elevating awareness and empathy”, we are actually working to build cultural competency in each child through the following measures:
- Acknowledging differences
- Understanding identity
- Examining multiple perspectives
- Recognizing interconnectedness
- Valuing diversity
What do I do about Kindergarten next year?
If your child has a late spring, summer, fall or winter birthday you might have been asked this question.
“Are you going to hold them back or send them to Kindergarten?”
If you are reading this information, chances are you have either registered your child to take the SSAT or are in the consideration stage. Regardless, the information below will serve to answer some of your questions regarding the SSAT directly from an admission officer’s point of view. Read on and begin the decoding process!