I’m happy to announce that we have received our final authorization to offer three key programs of the International Baccalaureate (IB). We’ll be having celebrations and a more fundamental launch of this achievement in short order, but it was nice to have a mini-celebration this morning and thank our two key coordinators, Miranda Rose and Elizabeth Swanson, for their efforts driving this change, along with their administrators and amazing faculty, to add the Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme to our existing Diploma Programme. Details about schools that offer at least three out of the four available IB programs can be found by clicking on the new logo below that will appear soon on our website:IB as a framework will now be our structure for learning and pedagogy going forward. It’s legitimately already in place and providing for wonderful learning experiences for our students of all ages. While we will update and refine our standards and curriculum, the framework through which instruction is delivered is now guided by the practices we have adopted. This is exciting for the students of ASW, because the scaffolding of learning will build with each successive program around key goals, linked in powerful ways to our own adopted Core Values. Many thanks to all who have helped us this far and who continue to participate in this journey each day!!
A Sad Note
Please see the message below from Upper School Principal, Mr. Sheehan, regarding the loss of a past student who was at ASW from 2010 to 2017. I know you join me in keeping the Seidel family in your thoughts and prayers.