This Wednesday was the first Wednesday of the month, which means it was Spirit Day at our school! This week, students dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up, and they all looked FABULOUS. Below are
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Conservatory Lab students take ownership of their learning. Each one grows as a Scholar, Artists, and Leaders through project based learning, music, and community engagement.
We have made it through January! Thank you for your patience and support as we plow through this winter! I wanted to follow-up to the message I sent prior to break regarding student support and staffing. Based on data,
This year’s annual, parent-sponsored event – Spring Fling!, which is always highly successful – will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 once again at the beautiful John Hancocock Hall in the Back Bay. This concert will be like no
K2’s performance of the Crew Qualities songs has been uploaded to our YouTube page! We’ve made a special playlist where you can find all five songs. Click here to watch them now!
Our 2nd graders are in the midst of their expedition, “Don’t Be Scared: The Truth About Snakes,” and are deeply engaged in learning about our favorite fascinating reptiles. For their first case study, the students are investigating what makes a
Last week, 7th and 8th graders conducted fieldwork at the Museum of African American History, where they toured a Black Book Exhibit. Today, students explored their own Brown Book Exhibit at school, featuring books about today’s Black, Latino, and Asian
On Wednesday, the K2 crew gathered at Roxbury Community College to record a very special performance of their beloved Crew Qualities songs. These songs were written by Ms. Hennessy for the Crew Qualities book that the K2 class published, which featured
As part of their ongoing What’s On Your Plate? Health/Social Studies unit, the K-2 students had a Fruit Party on Thursday where they tested out a variety of tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, smooth,etc. Special guest Cookie Monster (Mr. Kershner) even
On Thursday, the Transforming Literacy Project (TLP) at Conservatory Lab hosted four second grade teachers from the T. J. Kenny School in Dorchester for the latest in a series of one-day professional development workshops. This follows a workshop for first
To the delight of many of our students, the Dudamel Orchestra is adding the theme music from Star Wars to their repertoire. You can expect to see them debut this new music at one of our upcoming concerts in the
This Tuesday, members of the Conservatory Lab community arrived in droves to the public BRA meeting at the Shelburne Community Center. Parents, family members, teachers, and faculty showed a tremendous amount of support for our school’s case to build our
On Monday to launch our Portrait of an Artist expedition, Frida Kahlo (Resident Artist Leah Hennessey) came to visit the K1 classes. We learned about where Frida is from (Coyoacan, Mexico), what language she speaks, what tools she uses, and
Dear Conservatory Lab Parents, Thank you so much for your support this semester. Coming off the heels of a great winter concert, I would like to invite your child to take part in a great program at Longy during the
After examining the incidents of racial violence that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement, 7th and 8th graders turned to history to answer the questions: How did we get here? What is the thread that connects the past to the
We’re pleased to announce that nearly all the videos from the winter concerts have been uploaded! We’re saving three special videos to be posted next week on our front page. You can watch the available videos here: Videos from Winter
Ms. Wheeler, one of our counselors at the Lower School, took lots of great pictures of the K1, K2, and 1st grade classes last semester and compiled them all into one big album for us. We’d like to share with
On Wednesday, the first Spirit Day of the semester had a theme almost everyone in school seemed to love: sports! The school was filled with colorful jerseys and big smiles. Everyone had suited up to show their school spirit! Spirit
The last day before the Holiday break was the occasion for two delightful theatre performances of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Mixed Up Chameleon” presented by the K-1 classes. Everyone was in top form, with lots of
Last Friday, the Primary School welcomed 20 student-athletes from Boston University on Friday as part of BU’s annual Holiday Reading Program. The college students brought a book for every K2 and 1st grade student to keep, and also brought books for the
Max Tucker, Jaiden Weathersby, and Jayden Skeete have two things in common: they’re all students at our school, and they all play on the Hyde Park Cowboys football team. Their team was undefeated this year, and they are regional champions!
This December, Grade 4 had two thrilling field work experiences. Traveling back in time to 1776, they first visited Dorchester’s Pierce House. There, they practiced writing journals using a quill pen, investigated the gear of a militiaman, and learned, through
All hands were on deck early on the morning of December 14, as classroom and Sistema teachers and administrative staff hurried to get ready for the last winter concert of the season. After weeks of preparation and despite the last-minute
This semester, K2 has been exploring our school’s Crew Qualities and what it means to exhibit perseverance, responsibility, empathy, reflection, and cooperation in day-to-day life. Music has been integrated throughout the K2 class’s lessons and discussions about the Crew Qualities.
Dear Parents, there is a petition that has been set up at http://tinyurl.com/CLCSBartlettPlace to gather names and comments of all in support of our move to Roxbury. PLEASE sign the petition and add you comments.
A very pleasant gathering of students, families, friends, Board, faculty and staff took place at Central Boston Elder Services Center in Roxbury on Tuesday night, December 8th. The purpose of the meeting was to reach out to all Roxbury residents
This week, Conservatory Lab held its first two concerts in the Winter Concert series at Roxbury Community College. These concerts featured student performers in K1 through 4th grade, whose poise and professionalism was as striking as their refined playing.
Ms. Schibuk’s science class has just begun their chemistry unit, which focuses on the chemistry of materials. Students will use their understanding of materials and chemistry to explore the environmental impacts of the electronics industry and to consider different solutions
The John F Kennedy Library was the site and Board Member Danna Mauch, the hostess for a special concert played by 21 members of the Dudamel Orchestra before an assembled audience of 400 people on December 1st. The occasion
Wednesday was a big day here at the Upper School – in addition to Spirit Day, there was a heated and rousing class debate in Ms. Fleck’s 4th grade! As part of their expedition on the American Revolution, students had
The administrative crew at Conservatory Lab has decided to bring Spirit Wednesdays to our school, and this week the entire school community celebrated the first Spirit Wednesday with undeniable enthusiasm! Spirit Wednesdays will be the first Wednesday of each month,
This is it! It’s the last Tuesday before Giving Tuesday. Over the next few days, you’ll no doubt spend time with your families and give thanks for all the things that make your and your families’ lives better. We hope that you count Conservatory
Last week was the second biannual From the Top chamber music residency for this year! Young musicians from the popular non-profit organization From the Top came to our school to work with our students, performing for and tutoring them for
Our Director of Brass and Winds, Chris Schroeder, has worked with the teachers at the Margarita Muñiz Academy throughout the past six years since El Sistema programs began to establish themselves in the Boston area. Since that time, Mr. Schroeder
Ms. Schibuk’s middle school science class is doing a physical science unit focused on exploring what it means to study a material “scientifically,” and also looking specifically and the scientific, ecological, and social issues surrounding different types of toxic materials.
The K1 classes are working together to organize a food drive. They made posters and decorated boxes to share our food drive information with others. There is a donation box for non-perishable foods in each classroom in Brighton. The food