Upper School

Can a Good Cup of Joe Reshape Learning

Creighton Williams Abrams was a U.S. Army General who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II. Hailed even by Gen. George Patton, Abrams was known as an aggre...

For True Understanding, Slow Down

Remarks at Commencement 2017  When you type the words “fast paced world” into Google, you will get 59 million hits in .62 seconds.  There is no doubt tha...

Describing the Class of 2017

I want to share some thoughts about CA’s Class of 2017, a diverse collection of young women and men whose impending graduation we are celebrating this week.  At...

Yippee Ki-Yay!

I am not sure why they say that cats have nine lives (neither does Google by the way), but I now know why they say that managing people can be like herding cats...

The Proverbial Cliff by Greg Cain

This trimester, I have learned to reorient my expectations and standards for myself. In the past I have fallen into the trap of accepting everyone’s else's stan...

Pitch Lab!

According to a recent openIDEO challenge: “This year, U.S. public high schools recorded a graduation rate of 83.2 percent, the highest number ever in recorded h...