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July 25, 2019

Transitioning from Summer to School

With just a few weeks left of summer, it’s time to start thinking about how…

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Initiate Their Own Learning of Real-World Problems and Explore Solutions via Exhibition

Last week, our 4th and 5th graders completed their Exhibition unit. This six-week study is a…

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May 09, 2019

What Do Space, Bees, Chemistry, Egypt, Cars, and Volcanoes Have in Common?

Can you guess what Space, Bees, Chemistry, Egypt, Cars, and Vesuvius have in common? They…

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April 11, 2019
nature based class learning

What Does A Nature-Based School Look like?

A treasured part of the week for the Tie Dye Turtles Kindergarten/1st grade class is Forest Friday. That's…

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March 27, 2019

High School Transition: Pearls of Wisdom Shared During Alumni Night

In late January, about 50 former students returned to High Meadows for Alumni Night which…

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March 14, 2019

High Meadows Instilled in Me a Passion for Learning

  You're likely to see the name ‘Charli Shapiro’ someday at the movies! Charli, a…

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February 17, 2019
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Learning Like to Think Like a Mathematician

When you were growing up, your math learning likely consisted of memorizing facts and practicing…

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February 08, 2019
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From Kindergarten to Eighth Grade – A Parent’s View of High Meadows Learning

Kelly and George Cave know the value of a High Meadows education. For the past…

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January 15, 2019
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"He’s Happy and Learning, So That Means We’re Happy!” – A Mom’s Perspective on Her Son’s Kindergarten Journey

When their son Edward was in preschool last year, Sarah and Drew Gibbons discussed what type…

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January 07, 2019
great educators at work

The Best Private Schools Share Three Characteristics

Finding the private school that fits the needs of your child and your family requires…

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December 19, 2018
nature based montessori like play

Engaging, Connecting, and Being in Nature: Parents Share Why They Chose High Meadows 

It's common to see students of all ages at High Meadows observing, measuring, discussing, and…

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December 14, 2018
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Authentic Assessments vs. Traditional Grades: How This Progressive School Measures Student Progress

In a progressive school like High Meadows, a child's progress is continually assessed vs. measured…

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November 14, 2018
High Meadows private school preschool and prek

From Caterpillar Journeys to Social-Emotional Learning: Private School Preschool and Pre-K Life at High Meadows

At High Meadows, we have a private school preschool & pre-kindergarten program unlike any other:…

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November 14, 2018
Private Middle School Debate Program

Private Middle School Debate Program: Building Students' Research and Presentation Skills

When students attend a private middle school, they are rewarded with the opportunity to dive…

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November 14, 2018
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High Meadows Middle School Programs: Teaching Both Life and Problem-Solving Skills

At the best private middle schools, programs are consciously designed to motivate kids personally and…

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November 01, 2018
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What’s in a Name? Charter and Private Schools Decoded

What’s in a Name? Charter School vs Private School Explained Choosing a school that’s the…

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October 17, 2018

High Meadows School marches in Roswell Youth Day Parade

By Wendy Parker for East Cobb News Thanks to the High Meadows School for the…

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September 28, 2018
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Private Middle School 101: Factors to Consider When Touring Schools

This school year has just begun, but some families are looking ahead to next school…

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August 24, 2018
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Private Pre-K Versus Preschool: Things Parents Need to Know

You say ‘preschool,’ I say ‘pre-K’… is there really a difference between what an education…

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August 16, 2018

How to Grow a Learner

By Margaret Jones, Associate Head of School When thinking about traditional educational practices in the…

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August 15, 2018

Hand models, carnivorous plants, and other ways to gain STEAM

By Brenda Major and Lynn Williams for Innovate My School Brenda Major (pictured left) and…

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August 14, 2018

Curiosity Fuels Student Engagement in School-Wide Study

By Kate McElvaney What do birds, rockets, Amelia Earhart, and Newton’s third law of motion…

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August 10, 2018

Preparation Tips To Ease The Back To School Transition

This article originally appeared on Herald Newspapers.  The weather’s hot and the pool still calls,…

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August 09, 2018
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A Private School Education Offers Many Benefits to Students

Lunchboxes are coming out of summer storage, school supplies are flooding stores, and new clothes…

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August 02, 2018
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Teaching Innovation Via Hands-on Learning and Exploration

Merriam-Webster defines innovation as 1. ‘the introduction of something new’ and 2. ‘a new idea, method or…

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July 26, 2018

Considering a Private School near Marietta? High Meadows School Should Be on Your List

Looking for a private school near Marietta? Be sure to explore High Meadows School! While…

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July 13, 2018

Incorporating Play-Based Learning into Private Kindergarten and Pre-K Classrooms

With all of the education options that exist for Atlanta families, what makes our Roswell…

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July 05, 2018
HMS Innovate My School July 2018

From Learners to Leaders!

By Lori Kennedy, Jul. 3, 2018  An amazing thing happens when we expect students to…

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May 31, 2018

Teacher Tips for Parents: Help Your Children Stay Sharp While Having Fun This Summer

This article originally appeared on Herald Newspapers. While summer is for rest and relaxation, it’s…

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May 09, 2018

Three Students From Roswell's High Meadows School Win State Awards At Annual Library Of Congress National Competition

Every year tens of thousands of students across the nation send their letters to the…

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May 07, 2018

WANTED: More Than a Few Good Men – Tackling the Gender Divide in Early Childhood Education

This article originally appeared in PEN, The Quarterly Journal of the Progressive Education Network. By…

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January 31, 2018

High Meadows students tutor, mentor, befriend younger students

This article originally appeared on AJC.com. By H.M. Cauley Anne Lovatt was a student at…

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January 26, 2018

High Meadows teachers selected for national educators’ workshop

By Wendy Parker This article originally appeared in the East Cobb News. High Meadows School…

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January 22, 2018

A teacher's guide: Using social justice topics in the classroom

This article was originally published in the International Baccalaureate Community Blog on January 22, 2018.…

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January 17, 2018

High Meadows School making Green Strides

High Meadows School, an Independent, International Baccalaureate (IB) school focused on progressive education for students…

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December 19, 2017

High Meadows Partners with Star House to Provide 'Secret Santa Shop' at Mimosa Elementary

The article originally appeared in The North Fulton Neighbor. By Lindsay Moscarello To give a…

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November 06, 2017

There is no school like High Meadows.

The article originally appeared in The Aha! Connection. Each school day, our students learn through…

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High Meadows School is One of Eight Georgia Schools to be Part of U.S. Education Department’s Green Strides Tour

ATLANTA/ROSWELL – Sept. 9, 2017 – High Meadows School, an independent, International Baccalaureate® (IB) school…

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August 11, 2017

Multi-age learning: How it’s different and why that matters

By Jay Underwood & Margaret Jones   The question isn’t what are we teaching our…

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August 02, 2017

Involve your child in preparing healthy back to school meals

By Sarah Bobbitt Going back to school can be stressful enough and when you add…

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July 21, 2017

Male teacher shortage affects boys who need role models

By Hollie Deese For 35 years, Len Saunders has been teaching physical education to elementary…

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July 20, 2017

How to Establish a ‘Back to School’ Mindset and Feel Prepared for the First Day

The article originally appeared in The North Fulton Herald By Margaret P. Jones The hazy,…

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Teacher Rebecca Drage Awarded Fellowship for Columbia University Summer Program

ATLANTA/ROSWELL – May 30, 2017 – High Meadows School is pleased to announce one its…

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May 17, 2017

Real-World Math Activities that are Perfect for Engaging Your Kids

By Margaret Pritchett Jones Margaret Pritchett Jones is the Associate Head of School and Lower…

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March 19, 2017

A School Issue That’s Actually About Learning

This article originally appeared in Stamford Advocate By David Rafferty Our public schools are in…

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February 17, 2017

Want to Learn Something New Every Day? Teach at High Meadows!

By Gail Albert, Prekindergarten Teacher Eight years ago, I began working at High Meadows. I…

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February 17, 2017

High Meadows Provides Acceptance and Community for Middle Years Students

By Genna Fidati, 8th Grader I started at High Meadows five years ago, when I…

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February 13, 2017

Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning at High Meadows School

The article originally appeared in Innovate My School. By Sue Amacker The practice of mindfulness…

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January 18, 2017

A Journey Toward Mindfulness: How to Implement and Sustain This Practice Among Teachers, From Now Until the Last Day of School

By: Kate McElvaney, Sue Amacker "Mindfulness is paying attention to something, in a particular way,…

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December 12, 2016

Watch a Roswell school's iPad band cover Tran-Siberian Orchestra

By: Becca J. G. Godwin A band of middle schoolers took to the radio to…

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November 16, 2016

Wired for Play: What Kids Learn by Doing What Comes Naturally

By Emily Bacon, Prekindergarten Teacher When people ask me why I became a prekindergarten teacher,…

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November 16, 2016

The Gift of a High Meadows Education

By Anna McConaghie, High Meadows Class of 2008 Anna attended High Meadows School from first…

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November 16, 2016

Creating Friction to Fuel Scientific Inquiry

By Cari Newman and Jennifer Hannah, Fourth-Fifth Grade Teachers High Meadows teachers love the idea…

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November 16, 2016

How to Grow a Learner

By Margaret Jones, Associate Head of School and Lower Years Principal When we think about…

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October 16, 2016

Drawing On Success in the Visual Arts

By Brenda Major, Art Teacher Success in the visual arts is often judged solely by…

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Collaboration and Community Create Success for Second and Third Graders

By Katie Huffner and Ensley Nesbitt, 2-3 Teachers When I reflect on my childhood education,…

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October 16, 2016

Successful Self-Regulation in a Safe Space

By Emily Kleinberg and Elizabeth Swern, K-1 Teachers In the Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom,…

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October 16, 2016

What Success Looks Like at High Meadows

By Kate McElvaney, Director of Educational Advancement and the Center for Progressive Learning How do…

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August 25, 2016

Life with Gracie: Mindfulness: Learning to live in moment at school, at home

Lula Nicholson is 4, very charismatic with high energy and big emotion to match. She’s…

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August 22, 2016

Meeting Children Where They Are: The Multiage Classroom

By Jay Underwood and Margaret Jones Ah, the one-room schoolhouse. Born of necessity in remote…

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August 15, 2016

What does creative teaching mean to you?

Teaching outside the box while still ensuring students have grasped the necessary skills and knowledge…

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August 08, 2016

Roswell's High Meadows head of school honored, Jay Underwood 1 of 20 to receive National Leadership Award

ROSWELL, Ga. — Jay Underwood, head of High Meadows School, has been awarded a fully-funded…

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The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership Awards Fellowship to Jay Underwood

ATLANTA/ROSWELL – August 5, 2016 –Jay Underwood, Head of High Meadows School, has been awarded…

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May 19, 2016

Roswell Students Build on Learning Experience with Minecraft

By Erika Wells High Meadows School students in Roswell created a world of their own…

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High Meadows Opens New Campus Building with Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting on May 19

Maintenance Facility Named in Honor of Neil M. Gibson, a Beloved Member of the School Community…

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March 17, 2016

High Meadows program shares how to give kids a ‘voice in the classroom’

By Erika Wells The High Meadows School community in Roswell makes sure each day is…

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Author and International Consultant Dr. Sandra J. Stone to Speak on the Benefits and Practices of Multiage Classrooms on Jan. 4 at High Meadows

ATLANTA/ROSWELL – High Meadows School, an independent, International Baccalaureate® (IB) school focused on progressive education…

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Former Nike Creative Catalyst Kevin Carroll to Lead Community Speaker Series & Address Importance of Play & Creativity

High Meadows Center for Progressive Learning Will Host the Free Event on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at…

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High Meadows Now Home to 80-Gallon Native Saltwater Tank

This Focus on Oceanic Environmental Education is a First Among Atlanta Schools ATLANTA/ROSWELL (Sept. 9,…

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January 12, 2012

Integrating Wellness into the Education for Sustainability (EfS) Classroom

By Michelle Griffin, EfS Teacher Students arrive at my door, choose a seat on the…

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January 12, 2012

Yoga Tuesdays: Supporting Staff Wellness

By Allison Stanley, Support Teacher & Yoga Instructor Students giggle with glee as they gather…

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January 12, 2012

"Eat Your Vegetables!" How Gardening and Cooking Encourage Healthy Eating

By Sarah Bobbitt, Pre-K Teacher As a mother of two young daughters and a Prekindergarten…

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