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Welcome to the Bixby blog. This is a wonderful way to virtually open our classroom and community’s doors and read about what our teachers have to say about teaching and learning at Bixby School. We also have invited guest blog entries as well as members from our administrative team join in on our blogging. We hope you will enjoy reading about our school in their words.

Each time I give a tour to a prospective family, I try to leave Lower Yard for the end.  To me, Lower and Preschool Yards reflect so much about our school and how a family responds to these areas can provide insight into whether our program is one that...

Whole Child Education

“Whole Child” education is a term often used to describe an approach to education that focuses on more than a narrowly defined set of outcomes (often limited to standardized test results).  This trend is a good thing because it recognizes that kids, like...

Bixby School Named Top 5 Private School

Thanks for voting Bixby School in the Top 5 Private Schools in Colorado Parent Magazine's Family Favorites 2019! Email admissions@bixbyschool.org to set up a tour or come visit us at one of our upcoming Open Houses! October 17, 2019 (Preschool &...

How Math Explains Our World

Earlier this week I met a Bixby alumna, D, who graduated from Bixby in 1989. 30 years later, she came back to explore Bixby for her own child! It is always great to meet with alumni and learn about their experience - what has been true about Bixby for...

Why is Unstructured Play Crucial?

Several weeks ago, Julie Layne (1-3rd grade math) shared an online article with me about the value of play, and in particular unstructured play.  The article, “Why is Unstructured Play Crucial” effectively describes what is play, why it matters and what it...

Where Did Your Bixby Questions Lead You?

Abby McLelland, a Bixby alumni asked this great question at a small gathering of alumni and parents of alumni,hosted by the Pizzi family. It is such a powerful question because it captures perfectly what most commonly defines Bixby students and alumni....

Is A Private Elementary Education Worth It?

Is a private elementary education worth it? It’s a question that I hear from time to time and one that I have had to ask myself.   Recently I had a chance to talk about this with a friend, Emily DeVoto, a former Bixby Trustee and parent of two Bixby alumni...

Is Creativity a Skill?

Can it be taught, improved, measured, and defined? Creativity is a focus at Bixby so these questions occupy my thoughts often. This recent article offers various perspectives on these questions. Much of what I read resonated with me and the way we approach...

Students Learn From People They Love

“Students learn from people they love”, the title of this Opinion Column in last Friday’s New York Times describes well what a Bixby education is all about – fostering meaningful and positive relationships for students with adults, peers and - most...

Why Don’t We Have Grades At Bixby?

At schools across the country, December typically marks the end of a semester. A time when teachers often give out mid-year grades to their students. This opinion piece in last Sunday’s New York Times offers a compelling perspective on what grades do and...

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