Introducing Mr. Zack Davis This year High Point Academy welcomed Mr. Zack Davis as the new Fine Arts Teacher at High Point Academy. Mr. Davis was a faculty member in the Art Department at the Browning School, a K-12 independent school in Manhattan, for seven years. Maintaining a professional art practice for over 15 years has … Continue reading New Visual Arts and Design Teacher and Program at High Point
By Norma Richman One dollar at a time, one lick at a time, High Point’s lucky students learned once again how rewarding it is to help those less fortunate than themselves. For the second year in a row, lunch-time sales of popsicles went through the roof. More than 1,000 sweet treats were dished out to … Continue reading Sweetness Redux
By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High Advisory program is new this year. Advisory groups comprise of one faculty member and around nine junior-high students, from both 7th and 8th grade. The program aims to build peer and teacher-student relationships. On the first Friday of the academic year, the advisory groups met for the first time … Continue reading Junior High Advisory Program
By Norma Richman In keeping with the mission of the school, High Point Academy has sought to create a learning community that includes parents, as well as students. This means that since we, as adults, are our children’s learning models, our attitudes about life-long discovery can inspire our children to take charge of their own … Continue reading High Point Provides a Toolkit for Parents
HPA First Graders Reprise Their Community Engagement Project By Norma Richman For the second year in a row, first graders pitched in once more to fund their favorite cause. In April they read book after book in a pledge drive to earn money for blanket and biscuit supplies—a great lesson in finance. The goal for … Continue reading First Grade Books to Biscuits and Blankets Too!
By Norma Richman Even something as simple as a little pen pal note can brighten a day, and when it comes in a gift bag—what could be better? This lesson was on the minds of High Point’s second graders as they crafted colorful pouches and filled them with life’s necessities. Students collected travel-size shampoos, mouthwash, … Continue reading Second Graders Learn A Lesson In Kindness: A Little Help Goes A Long Way
By Norma Richman One shovel at a time, High Point students did battle with stinging nettles and hostile shrubs to make the world safe for hikers and their four-footed friends. In May, Eaton Canyon Nature Center once again provided an opportunity for our sixth graders to tame the unruly paths that meander around the canyon. … Continue reading Super Heroes of the Environment
By Norma Richman Forty smiling 49ers filed into the British Home in Sierra Madre to regale the residents with songs from California’s Gold Rush Period. As a roomful of seniors listened on, Story Lim and Francesca Gomez-Novy explained the history of the Gold Rush, even noting how the importance of the Gold Rush was better … Continue reading Academy Fourth Graders Go British!
Isabella Alcaino-Gordon (Izze) is a very special 7th grader. Having joined High Point after attending Holy Angels through sixth grade, Izze has quickly and quietly become integrated into the High Point community. She brought with her a love of working with younger children and has put that love into action at her new school. Everyday, … Continue reading High Point Academy Student Receives the Citizenship Award
High Point Academy has always been one of the strongest independent schools in Pasadena with a reputation for robust academics. What parents may not realize is how creatively the curriculum has evolved. Sometimes academia is confused with old-fashioned. But High Point allows a flexibility to teachers inspiring them to create curriculum and programs to enhance … Continue reading High Point Academy’s Inspired and Creative ‘Family Program’