Since August 2001, English teacher and distance coach Weldon Bradshaw has paired his love for the written word with an abundant insight into the heart and spirit of Collegiate to help tell the School’s story. Enjoy his illuminating profiles, interviews and musings on what it means to be a Cougar, JK-12th Grade, and long after one’s tenure on campus.


List of 5 news stories.

  • Acknowledging Excellence

    Over the years, Collegiate’s athletes have at their best displayed toughness, resilience, resolve, and a steadfast commitment to excellence.
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  • Unsung Senior Athletes, Winter 2021

    Welcome, friends. Please meet the latest class of Unsung Seniors, a worthy group of Collegiate athletes who were nominated by their coaches for their significant albeit often beneath-the-radar contributions that enhanced the spirit of their respective teams during the crazy 2020-2021 winter season.
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  • Steve Hart '78 displays a Hepplewhite end table created by the Fine Craft Furniture I class.

    Our New Normal, Volume X

    Today’s installment of the Our New Normal series takes us to Room 145 in the Hershey Center where Steve Hart is overseeing his Fine Craft Furniture II class, a second-semester Upper School woodworking elective.
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  • The 2000 League of Independent Schools softball champion.

    "This Game Is NOT Over"

    All seemed lost, not just to the casual observer but to almost everyone.
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  • The RGL team: (from left) Carolyn LaMontagne, Mark Kendall White, and Catherine Clements.

    Our New Normal, Volume IX

    This latest installment in the Our New Normal series takes us to Collegiate’s Reed-Gumenick Library where I ask Carolyn LaMontagne, head librarian since 2013, what’s changed in her professional world since COVID entered our lives.
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"Welcome to Reflections, a weekly column that offers a window into the life, the culture and the soul of Collegiate School. Over the years, we've profiled students, alumni, faculty, administrators and staff. We’ve described our beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities. We’ve delved into the school’s rich history and honored the icons who, often under challenging circumstances, set the tone and provided the spirit that shaped the Collegiate of today. We’ve covered guest speakers, interpreted events, offered editorial opinion, and commented on current affairs. And we’ve detailed the compelling personal journeys of many who call Collegiate home. As Reflections has evolved, one truth, one theme has remained constant: Collegiate is truly a family school, and there is much that we do well. What we do best, however, is take care of each other. Thanks so much for reading Reflections. Thanks for sharing the Collegiate experience." Weldon Bradshaw