Pencil, Tepee, Starfish, Ball

Ryan Kellermeyer, Development Director Posted by Ryan Kellermeyer, Development Director on January 09, 2017

I just observed a friendly competition during gym time in the basement/cafeteria area of our Fairmount elementary campus. The game is pretty simple and is really a total body workout disguised as a competition. When Ms. Bongiorni said “Go!,” the students ran around in circles for about 15 seconds, getting their heart rates up. Then she […]

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

Jim Sorge, Rittenhouse Principal Posted by Jim Sorge, Rittenhouse Principal on October 07, 2016

Questions are how we learn. From a very young age, curious children begin to ask, “Why?” That deceptively simple question captures their imagination and, if their natural curiosity is cultivated, begins a lifelong journey of unraveling the beautiful mysteries of our world. That’s what learning is. At The City School, we challenge our students to […]

BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS

Jake Becker, Head of School Posted by Jake Becker, Head of School on September 07, 2016

Every year we choose a theme verse to help guide our school community in the classroom, in the boardroom and in every other room. It’s a special verse that can uniquely shape our character as we meditate on a very small portion of God’s word for an entire year. In the recent past, theme verses […]

THEOLOGY OF THE BENCH PRESS

Brandon Van Deinse, Communications Director Posted by Brandon Van Deinse, Communications Director on September 07, 2016

In C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, a demon scoffs that, “humans are amphibians—half spirit and half animal.”  The fallen angel isn’t far off. But, like many spiritually-minded people today, he falsely sees our bodies as a corruption of the pure, spiritual reality. This shred of bad theology is ancient and pervasive. You can find it […]

DISEASE & DESIGN

Brandon Van Deinse, Communications Director Posted by Brandon Van Deinse, Communications Director on September 06, 2016

I like to think of my job as a storyteller. Whether I’m writing a grant proposal or posting a photo on our school’s Facebook page, whether I’m preparing a student to speak before hundreds of people at our Annual Benefit or having a one-on-one meeting with a partner or vendor, a big part of my […]

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