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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.

Bixby School Celebrates Read Across America Day!

Bixby School Celebrates Read Across America Day!

This past Monday, March 2, was Read Across America Day. Started in 1997 by the National Education Association, the day is part of a nation-wide effort to celebrate and share the joy of reading with children. Students and adults got a chance to dress up as characters...

I Am Grateful For…

I Am Grateful For…

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” ~ Breneé Brown One of my greatest joys is the practice of simple rituals with my family. Indeed the practice of...

Progressive Schools

Progressive Schools

“Progressive schools are characterized bywhat I like to call a ‘working with’ rather thana ‘doing to’ model.”​ This statement from a 2008 article highlights one of the key principles of Bixby School, a principle that applies as much to our relationships with families...

Bixby’s Lower Yard

Bixby’s Lower Yard

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

“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

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

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?

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...

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