Lower School

Parenting in an Anxious Age

A parent recently asked me, “How do I set high standards for my child without creating a family environment that produces too much stress and anxiety?” It is an...

The Art of Building the Dome

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy unabashedly campaigned for public support of the arts. He alluded to two earlier presidential requests of the same nature: on...

Mindfulness Said to Boost Academics

The concept of mindfulness, some say, is the marrying of inner calm to outer results. “Mindfulness” refers to focusing your attention on the emotions and tho...

Director Emphasizes Pre-K as an Anchor

It all starts with a strong Pre-K program. “I think it’s of utmost importance,” says Mary Karst the director of Colorado Academy’s Pre-Kindergarten program. “Th...