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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.

Open Forum – Lucky To Have Public Health

Open Forum – Lucky To Have Public Health

Bixby School's Head of School, Nina Lopez is featured in the Daily Camera's Open Forum: We would like to publicly thank the professionals at Boulder County Public Health for their dedication, support and guidance to local schools during this current pandemic. Read...

How Much Play is Built into the Bixby School Schedule?

How Much Play is Built into the Bixby School Schedule?

During a recent virtual tour of Bixby for a prospective family, one of the parents asked me “how much play is built into the school schedule?” I paused for a while as I thought about how to answer this question. I paused because the question implied a distinction...

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...

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