Putting the Pieces Together: Finding Balance in Book Reports

One of our favorite family vacation activities is tackling a good jigsaw puzzle. There’s something very calming about the act of spreading out hundreds of small pieces to a new puzzle and thinking about where and how you might find the next “perfect fit”. Each family member approaches the task with a different strategy, yet… Read more

St. Christopher’s Best Kept Secret

As a parent and teacher at St. Christopher’s, I often get asked “Why St. Chris?” “Do you really think single sex education is needed in the Lower School?” It’s hard to put it into words, and is often one of those things that you don’t get — until you do. I remember being at a… Read more

Every Second Counts

The following is an excerpt from Rev. Steed’s current chapel series on prayer. Every second counts in the NFL Super Bowl and NFL playoff games. Every second. Teams think they have the game won, the sideline celebration starts to bubble up. Under face masks, smiles crease sweaty faces, but in the final seconds of the… Read more

The Power of Words

Taken from a chapel talk given on November 17, 2017. Picture this: I am 11 years old, and it is October 31st. I am walking with five of my 6th grade classmates – two boys and three girls – in a neighborhood less than 4 miles from where you sit right now. This would be… Read more

Who are you?

Chapel Talk: Who Are You? Tony Szymendera Delivered in Upper School chapel on Jan. 10, 2018 I am pretty sure that chapel has never opened with The Who. Before being used as the theme music for one of the shows in the CSI TV franchise, “Who Are You?” was known for being one of the… Read more

“Who you really are, an Advent Project”

The Rev. Whitney Z. Edwards St. Christopher’s School Upper School Chapel November 29th, 2017 I am amazed by you guys and the amount that you can shoulder. Especially the expectations of people around you: Your families. Your school. Your community. Your selves. You have high standards for yourselves and for good reason. There’s a verse… Read more

“Meditation: Breathing Yourself a Better Brain”

Michael Sweeney St. Christopher’s Upper School Chapel October 18, 2017 “Meditation: Breathing Yourself a Better Brain” When I was a junior in high school, I came across this verse from Matthew’s Gospel: “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34) I loved… Read more

JOURNEYS TO MANHOOD WITH CHRIS TEMPLE AND ZACH INGRASCI

Documentary Filmmakers of “Living on One Dollar” and “Salam Neighbor” share perspective on complex humanitarian issues  Documentary filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci visited St. Christopher’s on Thursday, October 5 as a part of the Journeys to Manhood Speakers Series put on by the Center for the Study of Boys. Chris and Zach are the producers… Read more

Eighth Grade Rules

“Love is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel it.” -Unknown Now I want to tell you a story that involves love that I could definitely feel. Once while coaching 6th grade soccer, I came up with a game that I thought would be fun. The game was supposed… Read more