We’re just three months away from breaking ground on the next phase of our Master Plan! As excitement builds, we posed questions to Bubbi Mroskey, our Project Manager at Plant Construction.
On March 11, 2018, independent schools across California joined together to publish a statement of support for stronger gun control and increased safety in schools via full-page ads in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Los Angeles Times.
Our community celebration welcoming the Year of the Dog was PKS's largest-ever Chinese New Year event, with almost 900 people in attendance. Organized over the course of several months by a parent-led committee chaired by Monica Savini, the event featured art, activities, food, fun, and at the center of it all, the joyous performances of each PKS class on stage in the beautifully restored venue adjacent to our campus, Saint Joseph's, where we were hosted by proprietor Ken Fulk.
The benefits of a bilingual education (and of a bilingual brain!) are well-documented. They range from positive correlations with executive functioning in the brain to advantages in staving off the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
I couldn’t be more thrilled by the prospect of becoming the next Head of School at PKS this July!
Ensuring that your future teenager makes healthy choices, navigates through toxic external pressures, and enters young adulthood as a powerful, confident self-advocate begins when they are toddlers.
Head of Preschool Simona Chongo and Oaktree (P2) teacher Cecilia Wang facilitated a session for parents focused on understanding children’s mathematical development in the preschool years.
Mike Levy, Founding Head of the PKS middle school, recently traveled to China and sent us these updates.
Service learning is a core component of progressive education, and being of service to our larger community is a core value of PKS.
Our third graders recently explored symmetrical stitched designs. They began by looking at examples of Chinese embroidery and discussing the intricate designs and varied stitches. With a plastic needle and yarn, students intermittently watched a basic stitch video while practicing on their own piece of burlap.
Our goals each year include problem solving, critical thinking, and improving social skills. We provide ample opportunities for children to do hands on projects, based on their own interests, we provide children with engaging materials, and ask them questions to provoke their thinking.
PKS was invited to present on our Wonder Works program at the 2017 National Progressive Educators Network.
Lenora Chu read to us from her book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and the Global Race To Achieve. She enrolled her son in one of China's elite preschools and her book offers an honest -- and at times harrowing! -- look into the high-stakes, ultra-competitive and test-focused education system in China.
Under twinkling lights and a clear night sky, PKS parents gathered on Saturday for the annual Parents' Night Out celebration. Hundreds of parents filled the school grounds to enjoy good food, wine, and dancing.
Progressive education is built on the premise that learning is an active and inquiry-based process. Understanding is better than memorization, and with this in mind we are excited to share Structured Word Inquiry with our students.