Lower School

Parent-Teacher Conferences—Plus One

Last year, when she was in third grade, Kate Freeman heard about her Parent-Teacher Conference from her mother and father. This year, there was no mystery about...

Why We Chose to Start Early at CA

Cadence and Cora McEachern | First Grade and Pre-K D.C. and Cat McEachern hoped to find an excellent independent school for their children, comparable to the...

Why CA Students Ride the Bus

Every school day, nearly half of CA’s students ride a CA bus to or from school. That’s 400 students on the bus daily—and that doesn’t even count the students wh...

CA Asks Students to ‘Unplug’

Disconnect and unplug. That’s the new message for Colorado Academy students when they arrive at the CA Campus Center. It reflects the conviction of Head of Scho...

A Read Aloud Primer for Everyone

The new picture book, How To Read A Story, by Kate Messner and Mark Siegel, follows a boy and his adorable blue dog through ten steps one might follow to read...

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...