The Parish School Blog

Sep 18, 2018

Q&A with “Giving Voice to Children” Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Ron Beghetto, PhD

The Parish School is excited to welcome Ronald Beghetto, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, as the Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual “Giving Voice to Children” Luncheon on Oct. 4, where he will present “Uncertainty as a Catalyst for Creativity.” In anticipation of his keynote address, we’ve been granted a special Q&A with Ron, where he reveals how he became an expert on creativity and a few take-aways from his upcoming presentation.
Sep 4, 2018

Makerspace is hub for creative learning and exploration

With a greater shift toward 21st century skills and inquiry/project-based learning campus-wide, the Schissler Library at The Parish School expanded last year to include a makerspace. Learn more about projects our students are working on in the makerspace.
May 16, 2018

Loose parts take part in Early Childhood play

Loose parts play has been a part of a Parish education since the school opened in 1983. Learn how we're expanding upon this type of play in our early childhood program today.
May 1, 2018

Aren’t academics enough for my child to be successful? Why social competence is so important

As parents today, we all feel pressure from society to push our kids to learn letters and numbers as soon as they start talking. Read earlier, learn math, write clearly and memorize facts about science or other subjects...Interestingly, this push for academic success at earlier ages has not led to better results. Research emphasizes that rather than grades, social competence is one of two indicators of success in adult life (the other is grit).