Inspired experience based college preparatory education for creative and intellectually curious students
Early childhood through twelfth grade

Building Relationships & Community

March 26, 2015

My office is located at the elementary school just two steps from the bathrooms. Believe it or not, proximity to these facilities helps me to do my job. I am privy to all sorts of conversations between students, between students and parents, and between students and teachers (as I write this I see and hear […]

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Where In The World Are Waverly Graduates? Ian Rees, ’07

May 31, 2013

Ian Rees, class of 2007, began working on feature films, short films, iPhone apps, and more after finishing his college career at CSUN. For his Senior Recital (a requirement for his graduation) he hired a live orchestra and conducted them as they performed his original compositions in sync with scenes from movies that he had […]

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Where in the World are Waverly Graduates? Iris Helle, ’07 and Max Libbrecht, ’07

May 1, 2013

The second piece in a series of occasional reports on Waverly graduates. Iris Helle takes to the skies whenever she can. Iris Helle, class of 2007, always came to school on Halloween dressed as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider. She said she wanted to fly and she pursued her dream.  She received a Bachelor of Science […]

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Where in the World Are Waverly Graduates? Marly Young ’05 & Vivian Sullivan, ’05

March 11, 2013

Marly Young found the job of her dreams after a few months slinging coffee.  Marly Young, class of 2005, graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in English Literature. After college, she, like many others, looked for a job.  Marly explained, “When I graduated I didn’t know […]

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Waverly Parents on Waverly: I Love Kindergarten

February 15, 2013

I want to go to kindergarten again but this time, I want to go to Waverly. In just one week my kindergartner, Murray, began the first book of The Boxcar Children, learned about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, performed with the new class microphone on the classroom stage, practiced money skills in Minute Math, investigated […]

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Earth’s Eye

December 12, 2012

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” ~Thomas Fuller, 1732 Maybe Eli (dad of Hannah, 1st grade) was thinking along these lines last summer, when he decided to adopt our poor, forlorn, empty farm pond.  Eli single-handedly hauled several tons (literally) of rock, concrete and brick out of the pond, […]

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Jen: Shout Out to Reading, Books, & Literacy Night

October 22, 2012

Every so often I find a book of non-fiction that speaks to me so loudly, I carry it around in my purse, to reread, to cite from, and to recommend to others. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David Ulin was one such book. Recently, I was delighted […]

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A New Waverly Family: The First Days

October 1, 2012

The first week of school at Waverly our eyes were wide open, and we could feel our hearts pounding as we stood taking everything in: children laughing, digging, climbing, drawing, hugging the legs of parents, and waiting for the sweet school bell to be rung by an eager child.  How lovely the sound of this […]

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Jennifer’s Third Day of School

September 7, 2012

On the third day of school, I entered the elementary playground and noticed two girls on the swings in the young kindergarten yard. The day before I had spent a little time with these same girls, encouraging them to get the swings moving on their own. Each one tried, but it isn’t easy to swing […]

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Heidi’s First Day of School

September 5, 2012

The morning of the first day of school is always filled with animated conversation as students connect with one another and their teachers through sharing; this year was no exception. As I walked through the playground and visited classrooms yesterday, I listened to students from young kindergarten through twelfth grade share about summer travel, past […]

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