College can wait

By Annie Dreyer Charlie Melvoin ’05 checked a box and was set to visit 22 countries—all before he entered his freshman year of college. Melvoin’s acceptance letter to Harvard University even proposed taking a year off before college. Since Harvard notoriously encourages its students to take a year off, roughly 70 students accept their offer […]

Jury duty disrupts faculty schedules

By Annie Dreyer and Billy Goulston Dean Beth Slattery pages through her planner, crammed with appointments written in purple ink in every slot and margin from top to bottom. “About 25,” she says, counting the meetings she missed due to her two-week stint as a juror during January and February. Despite their many responsibilities at […]

‘Please see Dr. Siegel’

By Annie Dreyer Only two months into 10th grade, Naomi* got a note in her Choices and Challenges class. The note read “Please see Dr. Siegel,” and Naomi felt her heart sink. Though she was new to the Upper School and didn’t know about the note system, she did know that she did not want […]