Thaden School’s Response to COVID-19

Director's Corner

Fostering a Growth Mindset Through Assessment
February 25, 2021

Our assessment practices at Thaden School are designed to equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to take charge of their learning. To foster a growth mindset, we provide students with opportunities to take academic risks in a supportive yet challenging environment.


The College Search as a Journey of Self-Discovery
January 29, 2021

The college application process is quite involved these days, and given the organizational skill, time, and energy it takes to complete just one application, it is no surprise that students equate the process with other consuming after-school extra-curricular activities. 


The Promise of Student-Centered Education
December 18, 2020

“Just give me what I need to get an A,” a student said to me almost a decade ago about her expectations of her education. In some respects, she was right. Performance measures matter. However, learning approached (by teacher or student) as a mechanistic process risks shortchanging student growth.

Supporting Adolescents’ Emerging Agency
November 18, 2020

The American philosopher Mortimer Adler once said: “The ultimate end of education is happiness.” This sounds much simpler than it is in practice.