More Than School

Steward's digital thought leadership content series


Reflections on Minimester 2019

Lizzie Householder '21 and Jack Young '20 Explored Zhōngguó (China) with a Group of Steward Students and Faculty


When P.E. Is More Than Just Physical Education

Director of Lower School Ingrid Moore and P.E. teacher EJ Watkins share how Steward's P.E. program has formally integrated character skill-building into classes.


Reflections on Minimester 2018

Lyndda Cevallos '20 and Anita Almenar Murillo '19 share their experiences completing internships for the 2018 Minimester at Steward.


Social Media Sharing: A Community Guide

Steward technology experts weigh in on the best ways to approach, monitor children’s social media usage.


Building Empathy Through Storytelling

Steward Academic Deans share the benefits of teaching storytelling in the curriculum.


Practicing Brain-Based, Student-Centered Learning

Focusing on brain science to understand how students learn best


Experiencing Language and Culture in Mexico

Eighth-grade students share what they learned from their study abroad trip to Mexico.


Reflecting on Middle School Community Week

Three students share lessons from their favorite experiences during the 2017 Middle School Community Week.


Food Innovation: The Next Frontier of Entrepreneurship

The Steward School presents opportunities for students to change the world one vegetable at a time.


Keeping Up With the Spartans

Learn what our students have been doing to continue fueling their minds over the summer.


Traveling Beyond the Traditional Curriculum

Seniors explore their passions, hone real world skills through annual Senior Project.


Thinking Through Code

Dr. Samuel Brannon shares the benefits of learning computer programming for students.


Now Available in the iTunes Store

Steward students partner with local app developer to launch a visual music app for iPad.


Go Play Outside!

Director of Lower School Ingrid Moore shares the academic and social-emotional benefits of time spent in nature.


Minimester Musings: Learning Through Experience

Four Upper School students detail their unique experiences during Steward’s annual Minimester.


Building the Future

Lower School teachers gain inspiration, share ideas from 21st annual Virginia Children's Engineering Conference


Exploring Entrepreneurship and Education

Head of School Dan Frank and Foundation Board Member Scott Frayser discuss entrepreneurship education and its application at Steward.


How Proximity and Identity Advance Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Receptionist Jenn Downey reflects on her experience chaperoning Steward students at a diversity conference.


Are You Fueling Stress and Anxiety, or Are You Practicing Freedom?

Santa Barbara mindfulness coach Dave Mochel gives insight into increasing well-being and becoming healthier, happier, and more effective.


A Student Perspective: An Inside Look at Applying to College

Two seniors describe going through the college application process with support from Steward.


Encouraging a Growth Mindset

Director of Lower School Ingrid Moore discusses research regarding how teaching math as a creative process can unlock success.


Evolution of Democracy: Connections to Modern Government

Upper School Academic Dean Carrie Vandervelde challenges students to consider history in a modern context.


Creating with "Kardboard": Building Community Through Hands-On Learning

Bryan Innovation Lab faculty members Laura Akesson and Shane Diller explore the rise of makers in connection to experiential education.


Uniting Cultures Through Volleyball

A faculty member/coach and Upper School student-athlete reflect on their experiences competing internationally.


Celebrating the Long-Lasting Impact of Community

Upper School Division Assistant Lee Healey reflects on how the concepts of More Than School come to life during students’ last year at Steward.


Steward’s Lower School Experience from the Inside Out

The link between academic excellence and emotional intelligence.


Making Programmatic Innovations

LEAD Week fosters authentic learning through outdoor exploration for JK students.


Flipping Expectations

Middle School Math Teacher Corbin Orgain adopts flipped classroom techniques to engage students with technology.


Learning Through Exploration

A faculty member and Upper School student discuss the educational benefits of international travel.


A Mission-Aligned Approach to Steward's Annual Budget

Associate Head of School Lisa Dwelle shares insight on building a strong support system.


Building Together: Bringing Walden to Life in an AP English class

Upper School English teacher Stephanie Arnold shares how to take a creative, hands-on approach to learning.



The Intersection of Storytelling and Reading Development

Lower School Academic Dean Becky Groves discusses how elements of storytelling aid a child's reading comprehension.



Coding is More Than 0s and 1s

Junior kindergarten to grade 12 Technology Coordinator Robin Ricketts discusses how computer programming instruction helps students learn more than just how to write code.



Access Matters

Director of Admissions Robin Oliff explains why Variable Tuition, scholarships, and merit grants are important for our community.



Arts across the Curriculum

Technical theatre teacher and chair of the Performing Arts Department Andy Mudd examines the importance of the arts in the educational curriculum.



Skills for Life and Future Careers

Director of Upper School Carol Moore explores the importance of creativity, communication, collaboration, and innovation.


If the School Fits

Director of College Counseling Heather Jeter recommends five factors to consider when choosing a college.


Attributes for Success

Director of Lower School Ingrid Moore examines how strong character leads to success in school and in life.


Finding the Words: Bringing Steward's Mission to Life

Head of School Dan Frank gives an in-depth look behind these three sentences: "Fuel the Mind. Stir the Imagination. Unleash the Possibilities."




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