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Hands & Hearts 2020

There is so much more to school than math, Latin, literature, history or science.  That’s because the spiritual and moral formation of a child is central to education.  At New Covenant we continually reflect on ways to acquaint our students with the broad ...

Poetic Imagination

Poetry, The Arts and The Imagination

Our imaginations should be nourished as an instrument by which we know reality. While C.S. Lewis espoused many thought-provoking ideas, this lesson is a difficult, perhaps impossible one for us to understand, yet it is extremely pertinent for our technolo ...

stem, steam, stream

STEM, STEAM, and STREAM? You Don’t Have to Choose

Let me just say it and get it out of the way:  there’s nothing wrong with STEM.  Science, technology, engineering and math are all good pursuits.  President Obama put out the call in his 2011 State of the Union Address, igniting a movement to teach studen ...

Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit! When Poetry is the Feast

The following post was contributed by faculty members, Kathryn Martin and Starlet Baker, after attending a lecture hosted by the Trinity Forum in Washington D.C. Poet Dana Gioia, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, was the key-note ...

Character Matters Now

Wow!   The last several weeks have driven home to me a singular truth.  Character matters.  And what is character?  Someone quipped, “Character is who you are when you are by yourself.”  Watching the news recently has been pa ...