Leadership at Bay: Student Interview Committee

At Bay, we ask students to use their voices to make positive changes within their communities. Many of our academic courses—such as Research in the Community, Climate Change, Artist as Activist to name a few—and projects within classes explicitly ask students to use what they have learned to develop awareness, change behaviors, or even change... Continue Reading →

Finding Inspiration: Addi ’15 on Discovering His Passions at Bay

When Addi ’15 transferred to Bay during his 9th-grade year, he wasn’t sure what he’d find at his new school. Now, in the middle of his senior year, the answer has become clear: he’s discovered his passions. From music to cross country, and US History to existentialism, Addi has pursued new subjects and stretched his... Continue Reading →

Katherine Riley on Directing Musicals at Bay

What’s it like to have been involved in every Bay musical? “Well, it’s been a very Bay School experience,” laughs Katherine Riley, drama and humanities faculty and director of Bay’s musicals.  “I’ve learned a lot…When I started, I wasn’t flying blind, because I had directed musicals before, but not here, not in a small school.”... Continue Reading →

Tackling Global Issues: Student Reflections on Model UN

Members of the Model United Nations club recently attended UCLA's BruinMUN Conference, where they simulated the proceedings of the UN and debated topics from immigration to chemical weapons. Four delegates shared their experiences with us. Morey '15 I represented Romania in the European Union. The EU was an interesting committee because, as a union of... Continue Reading →

Working Underwater: Bay’s ROV Team in Action

It’s not every day that you drive underwater. In early May, seven Bay students did just that, operating a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) at the M.A.T.E. Monterey Bay Regional ROV Contest in Aptos. Returning to the competition for the first time since 2009, Bay’s team competed in the most advanced division of the competition,... Continue Reading →

Circles, Transitions & 56 Zines

Arts instructor Ascha Drake shares about The Bay School Zine Club's most recent project.  The Bay School Zine Club is coming out with their second self-published zine! The theme is Begendings ... the merging of beginnings and endings, which hitches into the idea of "transitions." The group decided that a circular format was an intriguing... Continue Reading →

Student Leaders Speak: Bianca ’15, Leader, International Aid Club

What’s your favorite thing about being a leader at Bay? My favorite thing about being a leader is inspiring other people like me. When I was a freshman, I was really shy and I didn’t think I could have been a leader at Bay. I hope that other freshman who were like me think, “Oh,... Continue Reading →

Student Leaders Speak: Izzy ’14, Leader, School Life Committee

What’s the purpose of the SLC and how does it serve the school? SLC stands for the School Life Committee. It is the closest thing Bay has to student government. We try to bridge the gap between students and administration, hence the name School Life Committee rather than Student Life Committee. The SLC has two... Continue Reading →

Student Leaders Speak: Jack ’14, Chair, Conduct Review Council

What is it like to be a leader at Bay? I think one of the defining features of Bay is that it's a very student-led community. That's seen at Morning Meeting, clubs and Intersessions. They're all student-led, and I'm proud to say that, because we have a supportive community that's willing to let students take that... Continue Reading →

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