In the featured photo, high school students study river flow at Nature Bridge during their annual beginning-of-the-school year retreat. They spent three full days at the Olympic Peninsula environmental education center. At Nature Bridge, students develop inquiry-based science skills while hiking nearby peaks, exploring in canoes, investigating tidepools, and analyzing old growth forests. See a […]
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These stained glass pieces were the Secondary’s final geometry project of the 2017-2018 school year. Students had to design them using polyhedrons, then calculate the area and that of two of their classmates’ projects. All of the shapes that are used are symmetrical. View more of the pieces in the gallery →.
Our seniors, Anisha Chutani and May Hong, have been immersed in the complex topics of voting in the United States and the question of extraterrestrial life, as they researched their senior thesis papers, which they presented on Tuesday. As the high school, some administrators and board members listened, Anisha discussed “Voting: A Cornerstone of Democracy: The […]
The Middle School studied the Pacific Northwest this school year. One of their culminating projects is a 3-D model of an iconic feature, symbol or structure, which they present to the younger students who visit—the original Starbucks store, Space Needle, Safeco Field and Deception Pass Bridge among them. They used the Innovation and Design (ID) […]
In 360 BCE, Plato wrote about five polyhedra—solid figures with sides consisting of regular polygons. These are the tetrahedron (4 equilateral triangles), hexahedron (6 squares), octahedron (8 equilateral triangles), dodecahedron (12 regular pentagons), and icosahedron (20 equilateral triangles). Plato believed that these solids were the building blocks of the universe, and that unlocking their […]
The high school biology class recently studied catalase, an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.
Each fall, the high school biology classes learn about the process of cell division called mitosis by decorating frosted doughnuts to show the different stages of the process. Figuring out how to illustrate mitosis reinforces the concepts. Watch one of the presentations students made after creating their edible cells.→
by Emery ’17, Isabel ’17, Ivy ’17, Anisha ’18 and May ’18 In the 11th and 12th-grade Humanities class, we read the article, “Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?” by Liza Mundy, which was published in the April edition of The Atlantic. This article was about issues that specifically pertain to the treatment […]
In Middle School Life Science class, students created models and posters with analogies comparing either plant or animal cells to other things. A Cell is Like a Bakery, according to two eighth-grade students who baked this amazing cake. In the table below, you can read the analogies, from the nucleus/owner to the vacuoles/display cases. How […]