(From Left) Mark Frankel, Consultant; Lochwood Larson, Alcuin CFO; and David Campisi, Alcuin Board Member.
Alcuin School, a leader in Montessori and International Baccalaureate® education, kicked off the academic year at its General Parents’ Meeting with a record crowd of more than 500 parents in attendance in the gymnasium Aug. 24. Walter Sorensen, Head of School, welcomed the audience and shared many of the exciting curriculum highlights and unique learning opportunities that the students will experience this fall.
Special presenters included: Maria Cintron Magennis, Board President; Patricia De Leon, Parents’ Club President; Scott Haire, Dads’ Club President; Julie Mitchell and Kirsten LeMaster, Auction Co-Chairs; and Charlie Munson and Keli Jones, Annual Fund Chairs.
Parents also heard from recent Alcuin graduate Spencer Saada, who shared his experiences on how the school’s Montessori and International Baccalaureate curriculum prepared him as he starts college at Southern Methodist University. Alcuin recently achieved a 100% pass rate for its 2017-2018 IB Diploma Programme. This major milestone puts Alcuin among a few select schools in the U.S. and internationally to achieve this accomplishment, making it particularly significant for its first-ever graduating class.
The audience also had an opportunity to learn more about sports teams and athletic programs, as well as an array of opportunities in environmental education, educational travel, foreign language, visual and performing arts, choir and so much more.
After the kick-off, which included a rousing welcome for the Alcuin faculty and staff, parents visited individual classrooms to get more details from their children’s teachers firsthand. The event was followed by a lovely open-air campus reception including food trucks hosted by the Alcuin Parents’ and Dads’ Clubs, which featured information booths for parent volunteer opportunities and the upcoming spring auction among others.
About Alcuin School
A vibrant, nurturing, coeducational academic community serving students from toddler to 12th grade, Alcuin School uses the Montessori and International Baccalaureate program methods to foster critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning. With faculty support, students at Alcuin School are eager to embrace change, question the status quo, and prepare for their future as leaders in a global society. For more information, please visit www.alcuinschool.org.