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took on demanding but fulfilling five-week, credit-granting courses in English, math, and science. In the words of one Algebra 2 teacher, “There’s more opportunity to talk through what we’re learning [during the summer program] compared to a typical math class during the school year… in this program, if we’re not sure about a concept, we have an opportunity to stop and have a [clarifying] conversation.” Meanwhile those enrolled in the program’s Immersive offerings did a “deep dive” into specific disciplines, gathering for in-depth, one- or two-week time periods to focus on one specific area of concentration in the arts and STEM, to name a few. String Society, led by D-E’s own music faculty members Annaliesa Place and Diego Garcia, celebrated its 11th year and ended its week with customary flourish thanks to a fantastic Grand Finale concert. (Editor’s Note: See more on the String Society on page 44.) Now in its fourth year, the popular Young Visionaries (YV) provides another pertinent example. D-E visual arts teacher Rachel Brusky, who founded the program, explains her inspiration for the course came from “frequent inquiries I received from parents about local art classes and programs for their elementary-aged children. I would often hear from parents that their children loved making art, but only had art class once a week in school or not at all. YV allows students to discover who they are as artists and develop a strong mindset of risktaking.” This year YV artists experienced woodworking, mixedmedia, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, a c ti ng , a nd t he integration of art and technology, learning various techniques hands-on, and applying a theme centered on the idea of “scale” in art. Inspired by an intricate e x h ibit depic ti ng Manhattan in miniature at the New York Children’s Museum, YV Director Chelsea Noyes and visiting professionals D-E TODAY 2018 - 2019 | VOLUME II

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Profile for Dwight-Englewood School

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.