In Our Own Words
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community. Have something you'd like to share? Send it to us: email@example.com.
By Sangeeta Dhawan
Upper School French Teacher
It is much too easy to forget that for our Upper School Students — and I’m thinking of the students who occupy my French language classroom several days a week— "leaning-in" has meaning but it’s the daily perseverance …
By Griffen Stabler
NYT Magazine is running a series of stories about educational experiences that changed people's lives. There are plenty of inspiring/affirming/motivating stories to get teachers through the final push...
My favorite is the final entry, "The Secret Mansion," by author George …
By Karsten Rynearson '22 (Scholastic Honorable Mention)
Araulen Aba was dreaming of his younger days. In his more innocent years, he had lived in the Outback. In his dream, he saw sand and rocks the color of yams, and his friend Daniel, with tufts of blonde hair all a-poof like a …
By Emily Twitchell '22 (Scholastic Gold Key Winner)
Sometimes I wish to save a moment
Capture it with balance
with robins nesting in my thoughts
and flawless time weaving through my vast imagination
swimming into the …
By Mark Roszkowski '21 (Scholastic Silver Key Winner)
Even though they claim they connect us with our friends, they really
The ghost of Snapchat, makes us step back,
Facetime makes us waste time,
and Messages turns us …
The following poem by GFA freshman Flynn Murtaugh was chosen as one of three winners (out of 180 submissions) at the Storm King School's Poetry and Art Festival.
The rigged horizon of a settling city
Frames the opening act of a night
Opera, as the engine reared horses gallop
With Friday's snow day, we weren't able to distribute this month's issue of the Beachside Press, but we thought you might like some reading material over the break.
Each school year our Upper School students partner with News-Decoder, "a trustworthy, not-for-profit news service and global forum for millennials." This online forum is a place where our students can share their insights and perspectives on international topics, often drawn from their World …
Middle Schoolers headed to Quebec City as part of our World Perspectives Signature Program. It was a long weekend of adventure, as they experienced Quebec culture, new and old: they learned about dog sled racing, visited the fortified city to get an idea of what life was like within its walls, …
By Noah Sonnenberg '17
In order to improve the biodiversity and sustainability on campus we decided to plant a native meadow. By adding a meadow we are removing some of unnecessary lawn space on campus.
Lawns require many inputs to maintain including mowing, watering and fertilizer ……
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