Passions and Problems

Next in his series for The Bay School Blog, Academic Dean Andy Shaw shares his thoughts on how students can - and should - use their interests and passions to solve meaningful, real-world problems. Education, especially independent school education, has a tendency to get buzzword-y and caught up in trends. One such buzzword these days …

The Difference Between “Doing Something” and “Doing Something Well”

Academic Dean Andy Shaw returns to our blog with another in-depth look at academics at Bay. In this post, Andy shares how Bay students learn to reflect on their work in meaningful ways, beginning in their 9th-grade year. When talking about Bay’s notion of “rigor with purpose,” I see a lot of nodding heads when …

Challenging Problems and Interesting Solutions: Curricular Change in Bay’s Math Program

Join Academic Dean Andy Shaw for a new blog series that provides an in-depth look at academics at Bay. For his first post, Andy highlights Bay's math program and its recent curricular changes. These days, it’s not uncommon for an older student or an alum to drop by my office to remark, “Math’s different now…my …