The Pike School’s outstanding faculty provides students with a rigorous, challenging, and comprehensive education in small classes supported by exceptional resources. Our students acquire the skills to pursue knowledge independently, a sense of responsibility to the larger community, delight in physical activity, and the desire and confidence to take intellectual and artistic risks. These qualities have perennially given our graduates the ability to distinguish themselves at the competitive secondary schools they attend.
Ninth-grade student Suning Wang reflects on a recent class trip to New Hampshire, where she and her classmates had the opportunity to learn more about the Northeast Passage program, a nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services through adaptive sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities.
The Pike School will be hosting the Parent to Parent Speaker Dennis Rosen, MD on Tuesday, October 28. Dr. Rosen will be presenting: "Early to Bed and Early to Rise: Helping Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep". 7:30pm – 9:00pm.
Getting kids up, out of bed, and off to school in the morning can be maddeningly difficult, matched only by the challenge of getting them into bed and off to sleep at night. How much sleep do children and adolescents really need? What underlying issues drive our sleep patterns and determine how easy (or not) it is for children to fall asleep and to wake up? Why do some children have trouble keeping their eyes open past 8:00 PM, while others seem to catch their second wind at that hour? How do sleep patterns interface with brain development and impact academic strengths and weaknesses?
In this talk, Dr. Dennis Rosen, pediatric pulmonologist and Associate Medical Director of Boston Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, will answer these questions and more, and provide strategies that you can use to improve your child's sleeping patterns and habits.
Dr. Rosen is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, JAMA, and posts regularly on his blog Sleeping Angels.
Come cheer on members of the Pike community as they take on Northeast Passage in the 3rd annual sled hockey game on October 17th at Phillips Academy's Harrison Rink. Tickets are $4.00 and can be purchased at Pike's front desk (in advance) or at the event. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
We'll be showing "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" in the Pike School theater as part of this free, community event. Bring your family and friends to campus to enjoy a movie, popcorn and lemonade! Show starts at 4:00 p.m.
Members of Pike's affinity group C.A.R.E. (Celebrating, Appreciating and Respecting Everyone) took part in the 2014 Buddy Walk & Family Festival, sponsored by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, on October 12th in Wakefield, Mass.
For the second straight year, Pike Lower School students teamed up with their 8th and 9th grade buddies during a community service trip to Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass. On September 29th, the Pike students collected excess produce around the farm that was later prepared and donated to Esperanza School and Neighbors in Need.
Pike's Head of School Muddy Waters is featured in the October 2014 issue of The Head's Letter, published by Educational Directions Incorporated. Mr. Waters wrote an article entitled, "Staying in the Classroom," which reflects on his commitment to continue to teach eighth-grade history while serving as Pike's Head of School for the last 20-plus years.
We are pleased to unveil PikeHub, our new communication channel celebrating all things Pike! For our returning community members, this web page serves as a new look to Pike Preview, offering a snapshot of Pike news, announcements and events in addition to the latest content on our social media channels.
Come look at the display in the Pike library of books that have been recently challenged around the country. The display is in recognition of Banned Books Week, an annual promotion of the American Library Association, which is celebrated September 21st–27th.
Last week, Pike ninth graders ventured to Portland, Maine, for a five-day expedition featuring teamwork, exploration and kayaking as part of its first group trip. Led by Upper School Latin Teacher Paul Heinze and Physical Education Teacher Lori Goldenberg, students had the opportunity to enjoy an adventure, take on leadership roles and bond as a unit to begin their final year at Pike.
The Pike School would like to send a special thank you to the Parents Association for the generous gift it provided to support the Pike School gardens. As part of the association's 2013 gift, parents purchased a new tool bin, tools, compost, hydrations stations and garden bed. Students put all of the gifts to good use this year!
Pike Lower and Middle School students have been working this spring to help plant the Pike School gardens. In order to maintain the students' hard work over the summer we are looking for families who would like to volunteer to adopt the garden for a week to water and harvest vegetables and herbs.
Pike eighth-grade student Michael Ren garnered honorable mention accolades from this year's USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO), an exam used to determine the "top math students in America in grades 10 and under." He was one of just 23 students across the country recognized individually.
A sculpture representing the last pair of Great Auks and their egg has been donated to the Pike School. The artwork, one of two created by New England sculptor Jim Sardonis, will reside in the library.
Join us for a community celebration at Indian Ridge Country Club on Monday, May 12th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This fundraising-free, adults-only reception is an opportunity to socialize, meet new people and celebrate the best of Pike.
The Pike School Speech Team competed at the Milton Academy Middle School "Foley Fiesta", the final regular-season contest of the year for the team. With over 300 students from fourteen schools, Pike's team garnered some positive results.