Our Global Town
Town School for Boys
Through the Halls of Town School and Beyond
Town School for Boys builds students' inter-cultural competencies and character through academic experiences and global and local partnerships. Beginning from an awareness of multiple perspectives, students develop respect, empathy, and kindness through authentic inquiry and engagement. By fostering non-judgemental curiosity, teachers guide students toward a rich understanding of their own identity within the tapestry of their community, the importance of belonging and including others, and the value of acting as allies and engaged global citizens.
Jennifer Klein of World Leadership School Visits Town
- How do educate others to reduce food waste in our community?
- As future tax paying permanent residents/citizens, how can we ensure a livable wage in this country?
- Water: A Superhero or a Super Power?
- How do people navigate being a part of two cultural words?
- Challenge: Write a grant to prove that working with your chosen NGO on Service Day will have the greatest impact.
- As responsible global citizens, how can we use statistics and graphs to raise awareness about our Global Goals?
Kindergartners Answer: How Does My Family Make Me Unique?
4th Grade Art Works with OneWorld Classrooms
7th and 8th Grade Spanish Classes Dive Deep Into Units on Bullfighting and Peru
Eighth graders explored bullfighting in a project that culminated with a debate presented to their classmates in Spanish. The project began by exploring what takes place during a bullfighting and was followed up with research to explore arguments for and against bullfights. During their research students studied different perspectives on the issue and questioned how bullfighting can be considered an art that is representative of Spain.
Seventh graders sought to determine what makes Peru unique. Students created projects on particular topics designed to promote the uniqueness of the country. The topics included explorations into the history, culture, geography, economics and politics of Peru. The highlight for the students was the opportunity to talk to someone from Peru in Spanish. Mariela Gerstein, a Town parent, was kind enough to visit some of our classes, while a friend of Ms. Cvar's, Alvaro, held a Skype conversation with a class directly from Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. Click here for an example project from the class.
David Drabkin Visits Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirate as part of the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce's TEACH Fellowship
With an interest and curiosity in understanding different cultural backgrounds and challenges in various educational settings in the Middle East, David Drabkin researched opportunities that would eventually lead him to a TEACH Fellowship sponsored by the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce. His article, The Same, But Other, vividly captures his experience.
7th Graders Visit Kiva and Present to Chelsea Clinton
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