Summer School at Stanbridge is underway with a full week of academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits for students of all ages. This week is the first of our five-week summer session and we would love for you to see our students and teachers in action! Stanbridge Academy is hosting a limited number of small group tours during our Summer School session this June and July. If you are interested in learning more about our program or if you're looking to enroll your student at Stanbridge this fall, please click here to complete our simple online form to RSVP.
Summer tours at Stanbridge are designed to be small group or personalized visits, scheduled to take place during Wednesday and Thursday mornings while our summer school classes are in session. Tours will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a chance to meet and mingle with current Stanbridge parents, our Head of School, Principal, and Director of Counseling. The reception will be followed by a guided campus tour, giving you the chance to see some of our students and teachers in their summer school classes. You will then have an opportunity to talk further with our counselors and administrative team for follow up Q&A. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our program and discuss your child's individual needs and goals. At the conclusion of the tour, if you feel that Stanbridge is the right fit for your student, our admissions representative will discuss next steps.
Summer tours are free; we request that interested guests please RSVP in advance. If you are unable to attend one of our prescheduled summer tours, please note that you can always schedule a personalized tour of our campus on a date that works for you. For more information, go to the Visit Stanbridge page of our website.
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The latest episode gives viewers an exclusive look behind the scenes of our Drama Club's recent production of The Airship Chronicles, an original play produced and directed by Stanbridge Academy's Music & Drama teacher Dave Hopper. Also highlighted: A sneak preview of this spring's Prom, the theme of which is 1980s video games (awesome!). Get all the details on this year's big night, plus a special countdown of the Top Five Bestselling Video Games of the 1980s (Hint: Sibling Italian plumbers are involved). Also, a recap of the recent High School Community Service Day in Half Moon Bay, and a summary of upcoming school events. Power-up your weekend with the latest from Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour on Tuesday, May 21 for families interested in our High School program. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a chance to meet and mingle with current Stanbridge parents, our Head of School, and our Director of College Counseling & Transitions. The reception will be followed by a guided campus tour, giving you the chance to see our students and teachers in action. You will then have an opportunity to talk further with parents, our counselors, and administrative team for follow up Q&A. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our high school program and discuss your child's individual needs and goals. Click here for details and to RSVP.
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour this Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. for families interested in enrolling students in our K–8 grades. This free event is open to the public, and will feature an opportunity to talk with current Stanbridge families; meet with our Head of School, Principal, and counselors; and tour our campus to see teachers and students in action. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Stanbridge elementary and junior high programs whether you are thinking of enrolling your student this fall or if you simply want to know more about our school. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
(Interested in learning more about High School at Stanbridge? We have a group tour scheduled on May 21 that will specifically highlight our high school program. Click here for details and to RSVP.)
The "On My Mind" series is authored by Stanbridge 12th-grader Alix as part of the High School Bridges/Transitions class in-house marketing internship program, we invite you to check back regularly for new posts.
Senior Portraits are in! So, of course graduation outfit trends have been on my mind. Here are some tips to help graduating students plan their outfits for Graduation Day on Friday, June 7th.
All graduates will be dressed in royal blue robes, and, in addition, each graduating Senior will wear a matching royal blue cap called a mortarboard. According to Oak Hill Cap & Gown, for those who identify as male, the ideal attire to be worn underneath their gowns are dark trousers or khakis, with dark socks and dress shoes, and a light colored dress shirt. They may also wear a tie, if desired. For those who identify as female, the ideal outfit is dark shoes with a dress or a blouse with dark slacks or skirt. Flats and pumps are recommended rather than high heels, for safety and comfort reasons. For all students, jeans, shorts, sneakers, and open-toed shoes are not recommended. At a typical graduation ceremony, the tassel starts out the right side of the graduate’s head. Once every graduate receives their diploma, they may move the tassel to the left side of the head as a signal of completion.
Good luck to all our 8th and 12th grade graduates, and don’t worry about your appearance on graduation day, you will rock no matter what you choose to wear!
For the past ten years, the Children's Health Council (CHC) has sponsored the EdRev Expo at Oracle (formerly AT&T) Park—an annual event designed for parents, educators, and other professionals who work with students with learning and attention issues. EdRev offers a unique focus on the one-in-five students living with learning and attention differences, and features workshops and resources for students and parents, as well as live music, interactive exhibits, and fun at the ballpark. This year's EdRev Expo will be held on Saturday, May 4, and Stanbridge will once again have a table in the exhibit hall with a number of our faculty and administrative staff on-hand—stop by and say hello! We encourage all Stanbridge families to come and spend part of your morning or afternoon at this unique and informative event. Registration is free; click here for more information.
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The latest episode starts on a high note with highlights from our April "Spring Sing" concert. In addition to clips from the show, the news team follows up with an in-depth interview from one of our student performers who talks about his experience of playing keyboard on stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Also in this episode: An interview with one of our Bulldog athletes who was selected to be part of the CalHeat Junior Elite Handball Team; pictures from the junior high experiential trip to the San Francisco Film Festival's international teen short films screening at the Castro Theatre; and snapshots from the elementary division's overnight experiential trip to Coloma. All that, plus the latest deadlines and datelines from Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
For nearly 40 years, Stanbridge Academy has been providing students a whole-school experience that includes individualized academics, social/emotional support, and a full complement of arts, athletics, enrichment, and leadership opportunities. See for yourself why families say that "Stanbridge has been life-changing" at our Junior High and High School Open House on Tuesday, April 23 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
This event will feature presentations from key staff and faculty members, plus Q&A with teachers from our junior high and high school divisions, as well as our Head of School, Principal, and Director of Counseling. Our Director of College Counseling & Transitions will also be available to discuss the transitions planning that takes place during high school for students and their families, and the variety of postsecondary paths that Stanbridge graduates have pursued.
The event will include a guided tour of our campus and classrooms where you will get to see our students and teachers in action, and a number of current Stanbridge parents will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our junior high and high school programs and discuss your child's individual needs and goals with our teachers, counselors, and administrative staff.
The Open House is a free event and we encourage interested guests to RSVP in advance by completing this short online form. If you are unable to attend this Open House, please note that we have a group tour scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, and you can always schedule a personalized tour of our campus by completing our online form. See our Visit Stanbridge page for more details.
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour on Wednesday, April 3, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. This free event is open to the public, and will feature an opportunity to talk with current Stanbridge families; meet with our Admissions Director, Head of School, and Principal; and tour our campus to see teachers and students in action. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Stanbridge program whether you are thinking of enrolling your student or if you simply want to know more about our school. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
FYI: If you are considering Stanbridge Academy for junior high (7th–8th grades) or high school enrollment next year, visit us for our Junior High & High School Open House on April 23; click here for more information and to RSVP.
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The SSN Team has orchestrated another episode full of the latest news of note—or notes, in this case, as this edition leads with a story about the elementary division's recent trip to the San Francisco Symphony. In addition to highlights from that experiential trip, we also have features on the recent Student Talent Show, robotics assembly, and the annual Students vs. Staff Basketball Game where the students prevailed 35-29. But wait, there's more! With baseball season about to begin and the playoff season coming up for professional basketball and hockey, be sure to catch the SSN Team's bonus sports coverage to keep tabs on your favorite teams. It may be March Madness out there, but you can always rely on Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
Spring has sprung, but we already have summer on our minds. Stanbridge is proud to once again offer a wide variety of classes, courses, and clubs during this year's Summer School session (June 17 through July 26). Astronomy, D&D, gardening, basketball, ceramics, science, field trips, cooking and more—there are offerings for all ages and interests.
Unfortunately, not all of this year's Summer School classes being offered now will make the final cut. You can help ensure that the classes you want will stay on the schedule by completing our early enrollment now.* Visit the Summer School page of our website to view the preliminary schedule, read course descriptions, and download an enrollment form. The first enrollment deadline is Friday, April 12, just before Spring Break begins. Summer School classes that do not have at least three students enrolled by April 12 will be dropped from the schedule. Help ensure that the classes you want remain open—complete your enrollment form today!
If you have any questions about this year's Stanbridge Summer School program, please contact Enrichment Program Manager, Linda Bargas.
*Please note that Summer School at Stanbridge is open only to current and incoming students, as well as alumni in good standing.
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The play's the thing in this edition of our webcast, as the SSN Team takes us behind the scenes of CalShakes recent visit to campus. See what these actors have to say about what Shakespeare can teach today's students and how performing can be both entertaining and therapeutic for those on stage as well as the members of the audience. Also, the SSN crew goes in-depth on the topic of the Spring Equinox; watch their new FYI segment to learn more about what makes the start of spring such an important occasion. And finally, March Madness has arrived. Not the NCAA tournament—the annual Students vs. Staff Basketball Game! It's the finale to another hardcourt season for our Bulldog hoopsters. See what Coach Kelley and the team have to say about this season and the upcoming big game in our SSN exclusive interview. All that, plus the latest dates and deadlines. From The Bard to the backboards, though this be madness, there is method in it; see for yourself in the latest from Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. We are feeling the love in this episode, which is full of Valentine's Day highlights, including the junior high field trip to Bel Mateo Bowl; cookie decorating on campus; plus pizza, cupcakes, and the traditional exchange of Valentines. Beyond the February 14th holiday, our elementary students took an experiential field trip to Point Reyes to learn more about Native Americans and the local habitat—the SSN Team has exclusive pictures from their excursion. Finally, discover why Hayden Hall was decked-out in coats of arms earlier this month. A community-building activity, each high school advisory spent the past few weeks designing a coat of arms that represents their group. See the photos of each group's original design, and find out which advisory's entry was named Best of Show in the class vote. All that, plus an update on upcoming events and deadlines. We're back from break, so stay up-to-date with Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour next Wednesday, March 6, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. This free event is open to the public, and will feature an opportunity to talk with current Stanbridge families; meet with our Admissions Director, Head of School, and Principal; and tour our campus to see teachers and students in action. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Stanbridge program whether you are thinking of enrolling your student this year or next, or if you simply want to know more about our school. Click here for more details and to RSVP—we look forward to seeing you!
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. In this episode, the reviews are in—literally. The News Team talks with Lynsey's Upper Elementary class; they have started to write individual reviews for each of the experiential field trips they take throughout the year. In addition to being a practical writing exercise, the student reviews also offer a thoughtful way for each trip participant to express their personal highlights and feedback about the experience. Hear what the class had to say about their recent experiential excursion to the California Academy of Sciences (highlights: birds, butterflies, fish, and sharks; lowlights: long lines). Plus, an exclusive look at this year's student-drawn yearbook cover finalists and the winning entry; an FYI segment on President's Day; and the latest important dates and announcements. Stay up to date on the Bulldog Beat with Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
Our Bulldogs Basketball team is back in action and there are plenty of opportunities to catch a game this month. This Wednesday afternoon, the team will face off against Sterne Middle School at High-Five Sports Zone in San Francisco—tip time is 4:30 p.m. Next week, on Monday, Feb. 11, the squad travels to the Sports House in Redwood City for a 2:30 p.m. game against Holden High School; and on Monday, Feb. 25, the Bulldogs will be back there for another 2:30 afternoon game against STAR Academy. Can't make the games on weekdays? No problem! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 2, and catch the Bulldogs in prime time playing a 7:00 p.m. evening game at Marin School. Additional details, along with upcoming games for our other athletic teams, can be found on our P.E. & Athletics page. The weather may be cold, but the action is hot on the court—come out and support our Stanbridge Stars. Go Dawgs!
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The latest episode opens with an exclusive look at the Stanbridge Snack Shack, a new student government initiative that promises to give students more variety at lunch time. Also, our student news team presents a new FYI segment investigating the problem of plastic pollution; discover the environmental impact this waste is causing, and learn tips on ways you can reduce the amount of plastic you use. The news team also interviews Danny Martin, who talks about his recent transition from office coordinator to teacher of our newest elementary class (it was a good choice!). Plus, got jokes? Your joke, pun, or riddle could be featured in an upcoming segment of Stanbridge Student News—watch to find out how you can submit your best laugh lines for a future broadcast. All that, along with the latest important dates and upcoming events that you need to know about. Stay plugged-in to everything that's going on around campus with the newest webisode from Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
If you enjoyed the food and drinks at last year's gala, you're in for an even bigger and better treat this year. Our 2019 Spring Gala will feature a full dinner buffet that includes beef tenderloin, turkey, and eggplant involtini, plus a selection of fresh salads, an assortment of savory appetizers, delectable desserts, and—back by popular demand—the famous mashed potato bar. This year, we are also offering a fully-stocked open bar that will feature fine wines from our host winery, Domenico, as well as a variety of beers and potent potables (along with plenty of soft drinks, coffee, and tea). The event promises to be a night of hearty fare that pairs well with our live jazz band, and the even livelier mix of current and alumni parents, Stanbridge staff, trustees, and friends of the Stanbridge community. So come out to support our Bulldogs at our biggest and best fundraising gala yet--Saturday night, March 9th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Domenico Winery in San Carlos. Tickets are available in the main office, or purchase tickets online by clicking here. RSVP deadline is February 15—get your tickets today!
This Common Ground Speaker Series continues this week, with Justine Fonte presenting "Changing Bodies, Changing Times" on Tuesday and Wednesday at three different venues in the South Bay/San José area. Fonte, a leading sexuality educator and social justice activist, will explore the skills children and teens need to develop healthy relationships in today’s world. Her practical advice on raising today’s digitally-connected kids will include the changing dynamics of love, desire, and consent, as well as the importance of talking frankly with our kids about the psychological and social impact of pornography. Fonte will be presenting two different versions of her presentation: "Sex Ed 101" for parents of Pre-K students and older (Wednesday morning); and "Sex Ed in the Digital Age" for parents of preteens and teens (Tuesday and Wednesday evenings). Click here for more details on times and locations of this week's presentation, and for the full roster of this year's Common Ground speakers.
Stanbridge Academy is proud to be associated with the Common Ground Speaker Series. Each school year, the series presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting, and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula. Parents, faculty and staff of member schools attend Common Ground events free of charge. Guests not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door.
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The latest episode features an in-depth recap of our high school division's recent Alumni Panel held last week, highlighting the behind-the-scenes prep work done by our Bridges class students, and an exclusive interview with our Director of College Counseling and Transitions, Colleen McQuade. Plus, footage from the December holiday concert; an interview with new Office Coordinator Kristen Coleman; important upcoming dates and reminders; and a special astrological FYI report on this weekend's lunar eclipse. Our Stanbridge stars are covering all the news under the sun and then some in the latest webisode from Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!