A New Model for Community Engagement

michael zuccarello

Last month, Walter Isaacson, chairman of the Aspen Institute, challenged St. Louis to become a national model.

“It is quite possible that there is a destiny for St. Louis in the 21st century,

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Volunteer Reflection: Megan Walker

megan walker volunteer

I found City Academy though a friend when I was looking for a new volunteer opportunity and for almost three years, I have had the joy of working on developing reading skills with Daphne, a wonderful little girl full of energy and life.

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Don’t Procrastinate, Play Now!

noah hollenkamp

Have you ever seen a child so deep into an activity that he ignores the world around? Bringing play into the classroom helps strengthen focus, independence, and problem solving, while also eliminating the fear of failure. Play can also help familiarize children with the world around them through social interactions and conflict resolution.

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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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