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Making the Most of Conference Day

How should you prepare for conference day? Cathy Abrams, Assistant Head of School at Gulf Stream School, has some great tips for educators, parents, and students on how to make the most of conference day.

Academics / Organization

10 Ways to Get Back-to-School Ready!

Students help one another get organized and work on summer academics during the second week of Academic Enrichment and Mission Organization camps at Gulf Stream School. Photo by: Jamie Leishman Get ready, get set, school! Here are Mrs. Leishman’s favorite tips and tricks for getting back into the swing of…

Mental Health

The Many Faces of Counseling

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month Now, more than ever, we are aware that our mental well-being is a vital part of our overall health. It is critical for us all to be aware of our mental health and we must be able to have conversations about it. All…


Opening Up New Worlds: How teaching Spanish and ASL together can benefit students

A few years ago we became interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL) and decided to take classes together. Not only were we fascinated by the language itself, but we were also captivated by the rich visually-based culture that many Deaf individuals and CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) are proud…

Academics / Mindset

Building Confidence Through a New Mindset

It seems like everywhere you turn these days the phrase “growth mindset” appears. We see it used by researchers, in TED Talks, and especially in education. A growth mindset means facing challenges head-on and knowing that no matter your success at the moment, there is always room for improvement. For…

Academics / Technology

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but with Minecraft it could be

The different wings in a Roman villa. The various rooms in a Roman bath. The parts of an amphitheater. Students are often asked to memorize this kind of information. When I was in school, I made long lists and rewrote them often. But, instead, imagine if I could construct my…

Academics / STEM

Coding and Creativity: Computer Science at Gulf Stream School

We live in a world that is changing fast. In order to prepare our students for jobs that are not created yet, for a world we may not be able to imagine, creativity and computer science are key. Every industry is impacted by technology and learning to create with technology…

Academics / Community

Making the Most of Conference Day

Conferences between parents and teachers (or, in the Middle School, students, parents, and teachers) are an opportunity to make the most of home-school partnership in order not only to gain understanding about the child’s past performance but also to sketch a road map for growth. In order for a conference…


Open the Door for a Banned Book

Last week, the  Gulf Stream School community of readers took part in Banned Books Week (September 26 through October 3), an annual event that celebrates our freedom to read.  What Is Banned Books Week? Launched in 1982, Banned Books Week was created in response to a sudden surge in the…


20 Fun Science Projects to do at home with your kids

Science projects are something that every grown-up remembers as a kid. Whether it was building a volcano with some plaster and baking soda, or mixing different paints in a bag to see what the result would be, these hands-on experiments act as great lessons for young students and will stick…