Superintendent's Office
World Language Director Kathy Baker and Assistant Superintendents Pamela Bator and Cynthia Mahr will hold locus group discussions regarding the appropriate time for students to select a new language of study. Click above for more info.
 
Superintendent's Office
Several School Committee policies were recently reviewed and approved.
 
Superintendent's Office
We have coordinated all of the information for the 2016-2017 school year
 
Superintendent's Office
First day of school will be Wednesday, August 31 for students in grades 2-12.
 
Superintendent's Office
This series of six, 90-minute programs is specifically designed to engage in discussions with families about processes and procedures associated with Weston Public Schools. Participants do not need to commit to attending all sessions. Some events will req
 

Country is Curious!

This year at Country School, we have been thinking about curiosity and how we as a school can nurture the natural inquisitiveness of children. In our daily work, we offer children many opportunities to identify areas or ideas they wish to explore, as well as many strategies for satisfying their curiosity. It is, at heart, curiosity that sparks engagement, which in turn leads to discovery and new understanding. A recently published book on curiosity, Curious, by Ian Leslie, explores why we are (or aren't) curious and how it develops (or withers) over the human lifespan. It pays particular attention to the roles that questions and questioning play in fostering curiosity as we develop; as a faculty, we will be reading and discussing ideas about the link between questioning and curiosity over the winter months.

We believe that questions are literally the "engine for discovery," a driving force in intellectual, creative, and artistic development, "a technology that children use to "trawl for insights."1 As anyone who lives with a child knows, they are often an inexhaustible source of questions! Yet, it's the complex process of generating those questions that helps children make cognitive leaps--- by realizing what they don't know, and what they want to know, they can forge new paths to find out. Here at Country, we not only want children to answer the questions we pose, but also to pose and answer their own questions as they learn and grow!

 

 

 

The photos above are a sampling of projects children have worked on this Fall. Can you guess what "questions" they were answering?

1 Leslie, Ian (2014) Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On it. Basic Books, New York.

 

Ms. Erin Maguire joins Country School as Principal on July 1, 2016.  She was formerly the Assistant Principal of the Bridge School in Lexington where she served for five years.  Ms. Maguire previously taught kindergarten, third grade and special education in both Newton and Lexington.  She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and a Master’s in Organizational Management from the Education Leadership Institute.

 

Click below for summer reading info

 

 

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29-Sep-2016
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03-Oct-2016
12:00 AM
05-Oct-2016
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05-Oct-2016
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06-Oct-2016
07:00 PM
Case House
07-Oct-2016
08:15 AM
Case House
10-Oct-2016
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