Students from Saint-Denis International School arrived for a three-week visit to Collegiate School, where they will immerse themselves in classes, extracurricular activities and life with their host families. Martin Chatagnon, assistant head of Saint-Denis, and 10th Grader Leeloo Van Cauberg spoke with Val Siff's AP French class.
Collegiate School students enrolled in the Senior Capstone Class International Emerging Leaders ‒ Asia visited the Virginia International Gateway (VIG), the largest privately owned container terminal in the United States located along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia
Collegiate School Kindergartners in Beth Anne Shelly and Elizabeth Andrews' classes recently collaborated on creating their own shoe store to learn about economics and empathy, and the Kinder Kids Shoe Store opened for business this morning in Centennial Hall.
In keeping with the Collegiate School's yearlong Kindergarten theme, Alike and Different, every class will visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the various materials used to produce art in countries including China, Italy and many in Africa. Lower School art teacher Holly Smith is leading the tours with the students.
Collegiate School Global-Scholar-in Residence John Dau spoke to 11th and 12th Grade students in Upper School English teacher Mil Norman-Risch’s course, Nomads, Pilgrims and Exiles. Through readings and images of wanderers, travelers, seekers and alienated people around the world, the class explores themes of journey, home, displacement, spirituality and identity.
Collegiate Upper School student Jensen Richardson served as the guest speaker at a recent Town Hall meeting with Kindergartners. In December, Jensen traveled to India. Prior to his trip, the Lower Schoolers asked him this question: “How are Collegiate Kindergarten students the same and different from five- and six- year-olds who live in different countries?“
Five senior French students and their trip leaders visited Morocco Jan. 13-20 for a weeklong language and cultural immersion experience. While in Morocco, students spent time at Collegiate’s partner school, George Washington Academy, as well as visited the cities of El Jadida and Rabat.
Collegiate School Chinese language students celebrated the Year of the Dog last evening at the Fifth Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Enjoy these photo highlights of the special evening of song, dance, martial arts demonstrations and other representations of Chinese culture.
To gain a better understanding of immigration in France, Collegiate Upper School students in Holly Fairlamb’s Honors French V class invited Martine Tchitchihe, a human rights advocate, and John Dau, Collegiate’s Global Scholar-in-Residence, to describe their experiences navigating the immigration process in the United States.
Collegiate Upper School students have completed three raised garden beds behind the Upper School Science building, with one of them dedicated to the building and testing of Farmbot, a precision Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) agriculture device that plants and tends gardens.
Collegiate Middle School students in the Cougar Entrepreneurship Club visited the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester, Virginia, to see firsthand how an Amazon package gets to a doorstep once it is ordered online.
Collegiate 6th Graders in Middle School humanities teacher Carolyn Villanueva's class created “found poems” based on speeches and the definition of "Beloved Community" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The students highlighted words meaningful to them and unveiled their own poetry and art to honor and share important messages from Dr. King.
Elementary school educators in Houston, Texas, are responding positively to a book produced by Collegiate School’s Lower School art teacher and her 1st Grade students soon after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city.
Collegiate School seniors enrolled in the Senior Capstone course, The River City, met a James River Park System biologist at the vertical slot fishway on the river’s Bosher's Dam this week to see firsthand the intricate "fish ladder" that enables native species such as the American shad to return upriver to spawn, despite the presence of the dam.
Collegiate School Kindergarten students in Beth Anne Shelly and Elizabeth Andrews' classes recently toured Saxon Shoes, a Richmond-based family business founded in 1953 that is known for understanding their customers.
Martine Tchitchihe, a girls education and human rights advocate, is visiting Collegiate School to speak with students across all divisions about her experience growing up in Cameroon and her pursuit of an education despite persecution from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.