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Poly Sixth Graders’ Engage in a Six-week Project as Part of their Ongoing Research Skills Development

As part of their ongoing development of research skills, Poly sixth-graders engage in a six-week project in which they write a research paper and construct a project based on an ancient history subject that interests them. For the hands-on element of the assignment, students built models, dioramas, or displays related to the subject of their paper. This year’s models included: the Acropolis in Athens, the…

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Idyllwild Arts: A Spoonful of Sugar Helps

During Kirt Wackford’s Biology class at Idyllwild Arts Academy, most of the students were not enjoying the plain yogurt they’d made. “It’s so sour! Do…

Westridge School’s Featured Class: Field Studies in Geology

Pasadena Westridge School's Featured Class pics01 This school year, the new Field Studies in Geology class has taken Westridge Upper School science program to new heights… literally! So far, the class has studied the stars at Mt. Wilson Observatory, gone exploring in Eaton Canyon, climbed dormant volcanoes at Carrizo Plain National…

Pasadena Now - Immaculate Heart High School's Hour of Code
Immaculate Heart High School’s Hour of Code

Students in all grades and at all levels of coding proficiency were able to find activities they enjoyed during the Hour of Code. For the…

Anto Hindoyan ’00 Returns to Campus for PolyConnect Lunch

Pasadena - Anto Hindoyan ’00 returns to campus for PolyConnect Week Anto Hindoyan ’00 returned to campus last week to speak with Upper School students for our second PolyConnect lunch of the 2017-18 school year. Hindoyan spoke about his education and career path that landed him as an assistant professor and interventional cardiologist at Keck Medicine…

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Walden School 6th Graders’ Transition to Middle School

By this time of the year, Walden School 6th graders are fully immersed in the many adventures and rites of passage the final year at…

Digital Creations for the Modern World: Apps by Students

SW 11-20-2017 pics01 The world is in the midst of another Gutenberg revolution of how we distribute creative content. While Southwestern Academy’s San Marino campus is filled with student creations in the traditional forms of art, students are beginning to contribute to the creative revolution. Hands on projects…

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Chandler School Students Research DNA in Advanced Microbiology Class

Chandler School in Pasadena offers an advanced microbiology elective that is unique among middle schools in the United States, giving students the opportunity to actively…

Walden Parent Education Speaker Series with Dr. Joe Dilley

WS 11-10-2017 pics01 Last night marked the first of this year’s three events in the Walden Parent Education Speaker Series. Dr. Joe Dilley, a clinical psychologist and author of “The Game is Playing Your Kid,” discussed the timely topic of unplugging and reconnecting in the digital age. Dr.…

Woodworking at Weizmann Day School

Weizmann Day School students make stuff! This semester, the school is featuring woodworking as an elective and as an after school activity, with the fabulous mobile, artist-run Side Street Projects. The students are absolutely loving it. Weizmann Day School, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, (626) 797-0204 or visit http://weizmann.net/.          

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