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Middle School Cohort Day on December 18th

At the Stone Independent School, we believe that schools can be "more" -- more innovative, more dynamic, more complex, more joyful.  We also believe that to prepare for the work of the 21st Century, our students need to develop the skills of the 21st Century -- skills like critical thinking, analytic thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and the benefits of "good failure".

Middle Schools are profound places, places where students develop formal academic skills and soft skills too, where students develop a sense of their own identity, where students learn the real possibilities of their intellectual lives, where students begin to formulate their trajectory through the world.

And we want Stone to be a platform for that profound and important work.

Please join us on Tuesday, December 18th, at 1pm for our first ever "Middle School Cohort Day".  Our goal for Cohort Day is simple: to give all rising 6th and 7th grade students interested in Stone the opportunity to experience “The Stone Difference” first-hand.  Prospective students should be dropped off at our New Holland Avenue campus at 1pm -- after a brief introduction from Head of School Mike Simpson, Assistant Head of School Abby Kirchner, and Stone Director of Outreach JeAnna Durnell, prospective students will enjoy a 90 minute, very hands-on "Introduction to Rocket Science" project guided by Stone physics teacher Jay Lance.  At 2:30pm we will host a 30 minute information session for all parents, guardians, and students interested in learning more about “How Stone Works”, and we will wrap up the day at 3:00pm.

Be sure to register Cohort Day on our eventbrite page.  Space is very limited in our 7th and 8th grade program -- we hope you will join us for Cohort Day, and we look forward to showing you #WhatMiddleSchoolCouldBe.

Mike Simpson