Innovative Thinking, and the Value of Getting It Wrong on the First Try

By Andy Shaw, Academic Dean The Bay School’s mission tasks us with a focus on innovative thinking, an oft-used buzzword these days, although we’ve had this focus since our inception. A key component of our approach to innovation has to do with our cultural stance towards getting things wrong. Much has been written about failure... Continue Reading →

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By Lise Shelton, Assistant Head of School Central to who we are as a school are the Bay School Precepts. Guidelines rather than rules, they ask us to be the community we want to be: caring, intentional, aware. The aspirational quality of the precepts suggests that they are not easily realized. They require work and... Continue Reading →

Keeping Up With A Dynamic World

By Andy Shaw, Academic Dean As is the case for many during this time of year, I find myself reflecting during the holiday season on the world we live in, the challenges we face as humans, and the question of what must be done to make our world a better place.  I’m certainly not the... Continue Reading →

Individual and Collective Potential

By Andy Shaw, Academic Dean As a school whose mission explicitly calls for us to help “students unlock their individual and collective potential,” we are always working to weave together the individual and the collective to produce the academic rigor we seek in preparing students for the coming century. As the first trimester came to... Continue Reading →

The Power of Lifestyle Changes

EAT WELL, STRESS LESS, MOVE MORE AND LOVE MORE. These four simple rules have been scientifically proven to help you live a long and healthy life, according to Dr. Dean Ornish, MD, a Bay parent and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.  While addressing the crowd at Tuesday’s Morning Meeting, Dr. Ornish discussed the power... Continue Reading →

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