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Kelso's Choices: Lessons in Problem-Solving

Kelso's Choices is our chosen ES conflict-management curriculum for students that teaches problem-solving strategies; thus, students can ultimately be self-directed and learn how to solve smaller problems independently.   Read More

STEM in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

STEM is an educational approach that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Children learn to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, and integrate their learning through STEM. Read More

An Illustrated Journey Through Honors Pre-Calculus

Last year, Concordia students in Dr. Peter Tong’s high school Honors Pre-Calculus class were tasked to create an infographic summarizing one of the chapters they had been studying.  Read More

Concordia Middle School Math Explained

Math has always been a subject that attracts much attention from parents. They want to know: How and what are students learning in math class? What materials are they using? How do we best foster student interest in math and STEM?   Read More

The Powerful Tool of Poetry

It has been said that the best gifts come in small packages, and this is certainly true about the art of poetry. Poetry is a powerful form of expression that is often underestimated as a tool for language development. The power lies not only in the meaning that is captured within but also in the way words are chosen and carefully arranged to convey the message.  Read More

Is It Play or Is It Work?

Providing multi-sensory, hands-on activities is key to building language and literacy skills in the early years. Reading alphabet books, singing the alphabet song and even letting young children play with computer keyboards will ensure children get plenty of practice identifying letters to prepare them for writing and de-coding later on. Read More

Road to College: A Creative in Her Own Write

For this week’s Road to College, we hear from a student whose passion for the written word has been a mainstay throughout her high school career and the driving force behind her best-fit college choice.  Read More

Preschool Sequencing Lessons Lead to Critical Thinking

Sequencing is an important skill for developing critical thinking, reading comprehension and scientific inquiry. Algorithms and computer programing are presented as sequenced patterns, in a specific correct order, no number or instruction can be skipped. Read More

Road to College: STEM, Satire and Squats

In this Road to College installment, we hear from a student with eclectic interests. With preoccupations that range from conducting his own scientific research and writing computer programs to thinking up literary puns and weightlifting, it's a good thing his college of choice has so many options to fit his wide-ranging passions. Read More

What to Expect When Transitioning to High School

The leap from eighth grade to ninth grade marks a turning point in a student’s school career. Therefore, it is understandable that eighth graders and their parents would view the occasion with a great deal of excitement as well as a bit of apprehension. Read More

Help Your Child Cultivate a Love of Reading

Parents are key partners to support their children as they grow and develop as readers. The reading journey begins from the time parents spend reading to their children, reading with their children, talking about books, and experiencing the joy of a good book. Read More

Concordia Alumnus Joins NCAA Division 1 Team

Most parents are aware of Concordia's academic achievements, but did you know that Concordia also has an excellent track records in athletics? In fact, athletics are enshrined in Concordia's mission statement and are considered to be co-curricular, as opposed to extra-curricular. Read More

Road to College: A Sustainable Impact

This week our Road to College series continues with a student who has shown a proclivity for helping others improve all aspects of their well-being. Through an active involvement in social sciences courses, a well-rounded array of co-curricular activities and a passion project focusing on sustainable success, this student has truly come to embody what it means to be an active global citizen.  Read More

Preschoolers Practice Empathy in Pretend Pet Clinic

How many times has your child asked you this question: "Mom and Dad, may we please get a dog?" Has your child asked repeatedly for a pet? Research shows that children who have owned and raised a pet, develop stronger skills in maintaining meaningful relationships throughout life. Read More

This Concordia High School Club Is Forging a Gender-Equal World

International Women’s Day, held on March 8, has been a day dedicated to celebrating and advocating for women’s rights and equality for over a century. In keeping with this tradition, members of the Lily Project, a Concordia student-led organization dedicated to empowering women and girls and working towards gender equality, marked the occasion with a photo shoot focusing on this year’s official IWD campaign theme, #ChoosetoChallenge. Read More

Grade Four Artists Showcase the Beauty of Science

At the beginning of the 2020-21 school year Grade Four students at Concordia learned about the ‘Processes that Shape the Earth’ in one of their science lessons. This provided the perfect opportunity to extend their learning and make meaningful connections through art integration. Read More

STEM: Kindergarteners Explore Force and Motion

Physics is not just for high schoolers, our kindergarten students are also learning about the effects that force and motion have on the natural world. Young children love to move and to make things move, therefore this is the perfect age to capitalize on their natural interests in force and motion. Read More

Road to College: Connecting Communities, Changing the World

For this week’s Road to College, we meet a student who has a passion for connecting with others to bring about positive change in the world, and her best-fit college choice reflects this spirit of connection and community building. Read More