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The Importance of “Soft Skills” in Education

Success at school When I was at school, my teachers, parents and peers focused on academics as the key to success in life. It was a given that doing well in academic disciplines more or less guaranteed a successful career, a meaningful place in society and a rewarding adulthood. Words for non-academic skills But educators [...]

2017-09-24T16:11:40+00:00 By |

Space Voyage at the Go Galactic! Fall Festival

A virtual voyage to the moon and beyond Space exploration is surely among humankind's greatest accomplishments. Perhaps the pinnacle of such exploration was when the United States landed men on the moon in 1969. Since time immemorial, humans have dreamed of visiting the moon. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in [...]

2017-10-08T16:36:30+00:00 By |

Announcing the Seventh Annual Fall Festival!

Our annual festival has become a fixture in the Holly Springs autumn calendar. We look forward to continuing this tradition by presenting our Go Galactic festival in the fall. This year is our seventh festival and we excited to invite parents, families and the public to enjoy another year of family-friendly events, rides, food and [...]

2017-08-02T15:05:34+00:00 By |

Higher-level thinking skills in young children

Sometimes it is difficult for parents to decide if pre-school is worthwhile. It seems expensive, and how does a parent know if pre-school really benefits the child? A new study by the University of Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill suggests that early childhood education is critical to fostering higher-level thinking skills in children as young [...]

2013-04-28T18:27:31+00:00 By |

Health Benefits of Outside Play

Phew, these North Carolina summers are hot! They're muggy too, and in the evenings pesky critters want a piece of you. So it's understandable if your child wants to spend free time indoors, and understandable if you want to let them. But in the long run, too much indoor time isn't good for your child. [...]

2011-11-15T00:59:48+00:00 By |

Got mobile? Stay in touch on Twitter and SMS!

If you have a mobile device with texting you can stay in touch with The New School updates and news. You will get announcements and messages quicker than if we need to email or phone all parents. SMS is our web-based mobile messaging system. It is used primarily for urgent updates, since all parents may [...]

2011-11-14T21:52:59+00:00 By |

Company’s founders talk about Montessori education

Most people who send their children to a Montessori school believe in the value of the Montessori system to provide a rich rewarding learning environment. So when Mr. and Mrs. Brin and Mr. and Mrs. Page sent their children to Montessori schools, perhaps they weren't surprised when their sons later went to college and then [...]

2011-11-14T21:54:28+00:00 By |

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