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Synapse School combines social-emotional learning, leading-edge academics, and the practice of innovation to develop gifted learners into the change makers of tomorrow.
Families who pledged to the 2016 Annual Fund.
Students for 2017-2018 school year
Personal records earned by each track & field runner in 2017
Emotion variations that Synapse Kindergarteners can name by the end of their first semester
In my 20+ years in independent school education, I have been lucky enough to teach, coach and lead in some wonderful communities. Each school was different in design and purpose; a 7-12 boarding school for dyslexic students, an urban IB school, a former 6-12 girls school turned co-ed, and a 150-year-old former military school that is now a co-ed PK-12. These schools all shared common elements: a clear mission, dedicated teachers, outstanding students, and committed families. But when it came to innovation, not all of them were hitting the high note. I have a theory why.
For Synapse, 2017 was a year filled with amazing growth and accomplishment. As a young school, we continue to build, grow and inspire. We opened new buildings, expanded new programs, welcomed new people, celebrated a new change maker and embraced a new theme. Who knew there was so much new!
A few years ago, I read an interview with Pat Bassatt, former president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) of which Synapse is a proud member. Pat was asked in the article a straightforward question:
Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a lunch in San Francisco to benefit the good work of Challenge Success. For those of you who don't know, Stanford-based Challenge Success partners with schools and families to provide kids with the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed now and in the future.