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Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

Hannah Han June 12, 2020

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to...

Speaking about the schedule

Ethan Lachman June 1, 2019

In an email sent to the entire community, the school announced its plan to implement a schedule change beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, when current sophomores will be seniors. The most prominent...

School to adopt new, rotating block schedule beginning in 2020

School to adopt new, rotating block schedule beginning in 2020

Casey Kim May 2, 2019

After receiving a unanimous recommendation from the Faculty Academic Committee, the administration plans to implement a new schedule for the upper school campus beginning in the fall of 2020. The new,...

Scheduling a Change

Scheduling a Change

Chronicle Staff May 1, 2019

The school recently announced plans to reform the daily schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. These changes will bring longer class periods, fewer classes per day and one late start day per week, among...

School community experiences late-start schedule

Casey Kim October 28, 2018

With the culmination of the school year’s first quarter, the upper school community experienced the first of two pairs of late-start block schedule days Thursday and Friday. Head of Upper School Laura...

Don't Succumb to Structure

Don’t Succumb to Structure

Tammer Bagdasarian August 28, 2018

This summer, there were many days when I felt lost, unsure of what to do next or how to accomplish my goals. The sharp contrast between the freedom of summer and the strict framework of school puzzled...

School mandates daily lunch periods in schedules

Scott Nussbaum March 18, 2015

Students will be required to completely block periods four, five, six or seven starting next year in an effort by the school to make sure students will be able to eat lunch during frees in the middle of...

Students attend first Civitalks meetings

Claire Goldsmith September 11, 2013

Students and faculty played ice breaker games and participated in discussions from current events topics to upperclassmen giving advice and tips to underclassmen in the first Civitalks meetings today. The...

Testing schedule to remain the same

Claire Goldsmith February 13, 2013

Midterm examinations will take place after winter break for the 2013-2014 school year, Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas said. The Administrative Council considered moving midterm examinations from...

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