Transformative Effect of Education

faculty warr kipAmerica is a unique and ambitious experiment. In many ways, City Academy is equally unique and ambitious. Since its inception, America has offered itself as a place where people from across the globe could come and, through hard work and perseverance, realize the best that they could imagine and build a future of their own choosing. Many have heard the call of the promise of liberty and have sacrificed dearly in pursuit of seemingly impossible dreams. It is in this tradition of audacious determination that we at City Academy are inspired to fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of children, our community and, in some regards, our nation into something better than what has been historically known.

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Parent Reflection

blog lauren lomax and mom

My daughter, Lauren, is a student at City Academy. We are new to the City Academy family. With that being said, this school year has been a huge change in our lives as well as an adventurous journey.

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Madeleine Johnson ’12 wins John Burroughs School Newman Prize

blog madeline johnsonEach year, John Burroughs School juniors are encouraged to choose five Americans they would like to meet and write about each. A selection committee conducts individual interviews with finalists and chooses a winner based on “enthusiasm, character and a willingness to take chances in order to achieve their goals.”

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Can reading and writing be entirely replaced by another technology?

staff fisher judyThe key word here is entirely. As an educator, we teach students that such words used in an answer are not to be valued or considered. Eliminate that answer. Reformulate the question. To devise an answer to the replacement of reading and writing with another technology, one has to consider early memories.

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What are the benefits of reading kids bedtime stories?

staff fisher judySo what do all educators tell you? Read to your kids. Then they cite the educational literature with statistics proving that by reading, your child will become a better reader, or your child will develop strong listening skills, or your child will improve their comprehension. Of course this is true.

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