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Lenore Skenazy, President of Let Grow, Discusses the Power of Independent Learning

While a common stereotype of the kind and caring parent includes having a watchful eye, Lenore Skenazy, president of “Let Grow,” is advocating for something else: allowing children to take risks. “Treating today’s...

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Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson Speaks at Columbia Prep

By Amanda P. '19

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To the Rescue! 4th Grade Students Research Solutions to Make CGPS More Environmentally Friendly

Students in the 4th grade came together for a very big project: to brainstorm ways in which CGPS could be a more environmentally-friendly place. After students learned about waste in their environmental science...

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Art and Science Come Together for the 7th Grade Pinhole Camera Project

Recently, Middle School art teacher Veronika Bromberg found a seamless way to integrate science and art studies for 7th graders. The students are creating pinhole cameras — homemade cameras that will actually...

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6th Grade History Students Visit the Met, Develop Models of Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Last week, Middle School history teacher Marc Peters took his 6th grade students to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a visit to the...

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New York, New York! 1st Grade Studies The Big Apple for “New York Day”

By Alisyn Lima, first grade teacher

First grade students have spent the year learning all...

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6th Grade Science Class Researches Modern Bacterial Pandemic

Last Friday, Middle School science teacher Sara Moldofsky’s 6th grade class gave presentations on antibiotic resistance. Student topics included: “What is antibiotic resistance?”, “How is antibiotic resistance...

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Five Fifth Grade Students Take Action to Combat Climate Change

In the Middle School, environmental action and an entrepreneurial spirit have come together in the efforts of five fifth graders who want to make a change. After learning about climate change and its increasing...

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Grade-Wide Shakespearean Performance Puts Modern Twists on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

On Friday, March 8, the entire 7th grade gathered in the Underground Theater for a morning of Shakespearean drama, organized by Middle School English teachers Jamie Rubenstein and Stefanie Forman. 

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Prep School Global Peace Studies Brings Faculty Experience to Light

In the Prep School, history teacher Marc Greenside wants his students to explore the nature of conflict and peace studies in his history elective, Peace Makers. Peace Makers traces the history of conflict and...

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