More Than School

Steward's digital thought leadership content series

11/28/2018

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.

4/23/2018

Reflections on Minimester 2018

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

2/21/2018

Social Media Sharing: A Community Guide

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

1/16/2018

Building Empathy Through Storytelling

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

12/12/2017

Practicing Brain-Based, Student-Centered Learning

Focusing on brain science to understand how students learn best

11/28/2017

Experiencing Language and Culture in Mexico

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

10/4/2017

Reflecting on Middle School Community Week

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

8/22/2017

Food Innovation: The Next Frontier of Entrepreneurship

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

7/20/2017

Keeping Up With the Spartans

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

6/7/2017

Traveling Beyond the Traditional Curriculum

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

5/31/2017

Thinking Through Code

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

5/24/2017

Now Available in the iTunes Store

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

5/10/2017

Go Play Outside!

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

3/31/2017

Minimester Musings: Learning Through Experience

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

3/20/2017

Building the Future

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

2/27/2017

Exploring Entrepreneurship and Education

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

2/24/2017

How Proximity and Identity Advance Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

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

1/13/2017

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.

11/15/2016

A Student Perspective: An Inside Look at Applying to College

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

11/4/2016

Encouraging a Growth Mindset

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

10/21/2016

Evolution of Democracy: Connections to Modern Government

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

9/15/2016

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.

9/1/2016

Uniting Cultures Through Volleyball

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

6/6/2016

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.

5/23/2016

Steward’s Lower School Experience from the Inside Out

The link between academic excellence and emotional intelligence.

5/16/2016

Making Programmatic Innovations

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

4/19/2016

Flipping Expectations

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

4/1/2016

Learning Through Exploration

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

2/22/2016

A Mission-Aligned Approach to Steward's Annual Budget

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

2/5/2016

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.

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1/13/2016

The Intersection of Storytelling and Reading Development

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

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12/11/2015

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.

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12/1/2015

Access Matters

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

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11/24/2015

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.

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11/12/2015

Skills for Life and Future Careers

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

10/8/2015

If the School Fits

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

9/24/2015

Attributes for Success

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

8/27/2015

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."

 

Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

 

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Whether setting the stage, striking a chord, creating a masterpiece, or simply exploring individual talents and interests, exposure to the arts develops important life skills necessary for students to succeed in academic areas and everyday life experiences. By providing our students with multiple creative outlets, we seek to nurture talents, build confidence, and help students discover passions.

 

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The Bryan Innovation Lab is a 21st-century, problem-solving environment. Through experiential learning in this cutting-edge facility, students are able to grapple with real world issues, challenging their critical thinking and resourcefulness.

 

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