A Look Inside

Welcome to A Look Inside, the VCS blog! These stories highlight the exciting work of VCS students across all Grade levels and disciplines. 

The Upper School years require cooperation, collaboration and leadership, and are enhanced by the strong bonds formed between students in the 6th-8th Grades. That’s why at the beginning of the year, Upper School students head to Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat in Pennsylvania for the Overnight, where they are organized into small mixed-grade groups for three days of team-building and problem-solving that will prepare them for the year ahead and unite them as a group. Click here to read more and see photos.

With Kindergarteners completing their first full days of school this week, Monday was the perfect time to come together as a community and officially kick off the new school year with the Opening Assembly. To read more and see photos, click here

Notions of identity are central to a VCS education, and the 1st/2nd Graders in Group 403 are starting their year by thinking about who they are and the role they play within their classroom and school community. In Art class, they created self-portraits using oil pastels; back in their classroom, they discussed the things about themselves you can't know just by looking at them. Click here to read more and see photos.

The beginning of a new school year is always a time for introductions – both to fellow students and to the material you will be studying, and 7th Grade students spent their first Science class combining the two in a “Gab Lab.” Click here to read more and see photos.