Students in Social Entrepreneurship demonstrate intellectual engagement, critical and creative thinking, and communication by envisioning a solution for a unique problem faced by Drew’s community partners at the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center.
Marine Science students visit Crissy Field to check out the plastics sculpture created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The class is working on their own plastics sculpture in order to bring awareness to the amount of single-use plastics we use.
Students in the Fun With Electronic ‘Junk’ Experiential Elective explore how common consumer electronics are constructed in order to repurpose, recycle, and upcycle—or, in some cases, create something entirely new from the parts.
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer team on winning the BCL-Central Championship over the #1 seed International! Both teams battled through regulation and two overtime periods before the game was decided in penalty kicks, 5-3.
Salsa Rueda is one of Drew’s signature Experiential Electives, offering students of any skill level an opportunity to explore solo, partnered, and group salsa dancing while also learning about Cuban culture. The Salsa Rueda ensembles take their learning to the stage when they perform each year during the winter and spring concerts.
Taking inspiration from the Six-Word Memoirs project founded by Smith Magazine, students utilize advisory time to reflect and create six-word memoirs. The results range from powerful and insightful to whimsical and funny.
As we begin the 2018-19 school year, we would like to welcome back all students and share our enthusiasm for the year ahead!
Our first year at Drew was amazing, with students earning admission to nearly 175 different colleges and universities across the U.S. and internationally. Those students will pursue studies in engineering, business, visual and performing arts, and humanities.
Parents/guardians of the Class of 2019 gather to learn from the College Counseling Office in detail about the senior calendar, elements of the application, standardized testing, financial aid, and to hear from past parents Kevin White, Kathleen DiGrande, Danya Shegoleff, Marianne Thompson, and Elizabeth Gerber about the college process.>
Drew has kicked off the 2018-2019 school year in style with an all-school assembly led by Student Body President Sydney '19 with remarks from Head of School David Frankenberg and Dean of Students Emily Dutton. Following the assembly and before beginning classes, students gathered in the courtyard to socialize over donuts.
Hello, my name is Jules Greene and I am the new Director of Equity & Social Impact. I have had the awesome opportunity to spend the past few weeks getting to know the faculty and staff, and I am truly ecstatic to meet and get to know the students and parents/guardians that round out the Drew community.
10 alumni of Drew's Boys Soccer program returned to the field for the third annual Boys Soccer Alumni Game. The alumni played the current team as they prepare for the season. The crowd, too, was full of alumni and alumni parents.
In preparation for the Class of 2022's arrival next week for a retreat and orientation, and for school starting on Wednesday, the junior and senior members of the Freshman Mentor Program are on campus working together on team-building exercises, leadership, and how to help the incoming students thrive in high school.
Congratulations to the 69 newest members of the Drew alumni community! The graduates of the Class of 2018 have left an indelible impact on Drew and as they go off to 50 colleges across the globe, they will utilize their voices to advocate for progress and change.
As we navigate the potent mix of emotions that accompany the conclusion of a school year along with managing final exams and last-minute logistics, I want to make sure that we take the time to pause and recognize the wonderful year we have experienced together.
So before we honor the amazing Class of 2018 on Thursday and officially close the year, I hope you will join me in reflecting on just a few of the many outstanding accomplishments of the Drew community, including:
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer team, who have advanced to the NCS Finals for the third year in a row. The #3 seed Dragons upset #2 seed Bentley in the semifinal round with a 2-0 victory, and will face Bay in the finals.
Students in Social Entrepreneurship class have completed a remodel of the student lounge. The space has historically lacked definition, design, and appeal. The students studied and applied Human Centered Design theory, which entailed surveying their fellow students and other stakeholders.
Drew's third annual 280 Day revolved around the idea that as a community, we can be passionate about our community, about our city, our country, and about how each of us fits into the global scene as global citizens.
To support the yearlong focus on turning awareness into action through Global Awareness, service learning, and affinity group programs, on 280 Day students heard from keynote speakers and engaged a hands-on workshops led by more than 30 community partners involved in various forms of education and activism.
The online auction is now open, and stays open through April 11. Do some fun shopping and support Drew's financial aid and faculty professional development programs while you're at it! Speaking of faculty, they've been incredibly generous in donating their time with some super creative and interesting Count-Me-In parties. They'll sell out fast, so be sure to sign up soon!
You can also preview the Live Auction items online, including one we just added: Tequila and Tacos with Carlos. Run like a Count-Me-In, only 20 lucky bidders will get to join Coach Reed for a fun evening of tasting specialty tequilas brought straight from Oaxaca along with homemade tacos. Click here to RSVP so you don't miss out on this unique experience!
Questions? Contact Director of Advancement Lyla Max.
The DEALL (Drew Education for Active Lifelong Learning) Week experience furthers Drew’s commitment to ensuring that students make connections between what they learn and how it is applied in the “real world.” DEALL activities range from international trips to study ecology or culture, to local Bay Area adventures and community service, to academic pursuits right from our very own campus. Each activity gives students an opportunity to stretch their limits and engage in a hands-on learning experience.
Thirteen Drew juniors and seniors last week visited the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at the James R. Browning Courthouse.
In the news recently for cases pertaining to DACA, marriage equality, and intellectual property, the Ninth Circuit is the largest Appellate court in the nation and one of the most influential. After a tour of the beautiful Beaux-Arts building built in 1905, the group attended two oral arguments in courtroom four.
Welcome to the Class of 2022 and transfer students—the newest members of the Drew community! We are so excited to partner with you as you engage in a process of intellectual discovery to develop your individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Drew students join with students across the country in remembering lives lost to gun violence in schools, and advocating for change. Drew's Student Council organized an advisory curriculum, an all-school assembly, a letter writing campaign, a 17-minute silent sit-in in memory of the victims of the Parkland shooting, and a march to City Hall to advocate for gun reform.
Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m.
Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. No tickets or reservations required.
Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!
In partnership with The Greater Farallones Sanctuary office, students in Maren Anderson's Marine Science course journey to Ocean Beach to further their research on Pacific mole crabs. Students survey a "swash zone" then measure and sex the crabs, contributing to a 16-year data set.
Performing arts teacher Lara Greene traveled to Havana during mid-winter break and met with Beatriz Corona, a well-known Cuban composer. Having heard one of Corona’s compositions online without knowing who wrote it, Ms. Greene learned Corona’s name simply by asking around during Drew’s summer travel trip to Havana last summer.
Students in Caitlin Jackson’s Mandarin classes prepare and present Chinese New Year projects during Drew’s annual Chinese New Year celebration.
Over the course of a month, students intensively research a self-chosen aspect of Chinese culture before presenting their findings to their Mandarin classmates during a 10 minute presentation that addresses the following prompt: “Choose one aspect of Chinese culture and, in your presentation, describe this aspect in as much detail as necessary, and what it teaches us about Chinese cultural perspectives.”
“I started making games before I even got to Drew,” says Tom. “But, my friends from Drew have become my first line of defense when it comes to creating games. They have really sharp analytical skills and a good eye for details. They have played some of my best games and some of my worst games, never giving me anything but honest feedback.”
Drew's annual Writers Festival is a multidisciplinary celebration of writing that engages students to see writers from diverse traditions and fields. Students engage with writers as living artists relevant to our time and experience in the Bay Area in order to explore a writing process through inspiration, creation, and reflection.
This year's theme is VOICE: Inspiration, Creation, Reflection.
Students in Unity, one of Drew's affinity groups, lead an interactive all-school assembly addressing a variety of topics around diversity, equity, and inclusion based on their experience at the National Association of Independent Schools' Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
Students in Performing Arts Director James Garrison's Advanced Music Production course put their own soundtrack to "Inflation," a 1928 short film from German filmmaker Hans Richter.
"Each of Richter's films is silent; the audio was destroyed in WWII," says 12th-grader Sophia. "Seeing as we had no audio to go off of, we were left to rely on structure and mood."
Repeated viewings of Richter's work brought to light a handful of parameters for the students to work within, including the pace. "The film is edited with a distinct rhythm that creates a sort of groove," says 10th-grader Jason. "The film has a tempo of about 109 beats per minute," adds Elon. The students used this specific element of the film as a foundational piece of their compositions.
Students in Maren Anderson's Marine Science course explore reflex circuitry in the nervous system and the effect of sensory stimuli on efferent output by splitting into small groups and selecting one "diver" to dunk their head in water in a variety of contexts, such as with a snorkel, with a facemask, and more. The other members of the group track the diver's reactions using a pulse oximeter.
9th-graders in the class of 2021 attend a day-long retreat at Pt. Bonita Lighthouse hosted by the YMCA. Students spent the day engaged in community building activities and were encouraged to lean into being vulnerable.
The Social Entrepreneurship class has focused on expanding our knowledge of social entrepreneurship as a concept while also engaging with a variety of supplementary materials, during the first semester.
We worked with the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas to better understand all of the many components of a business, and also to identify how they interact with each other.
11th-graders in Dr. Chiron Mukherjee's Physics class engage in the timeless activity of building and launching egg drop contraptions. Eggs were dropped first from a table, then from the second-floor breezeway, then the third-floor breezeway, then finally Drew's living roof.
Please join the P/GA for an informative evening featuring a panel of college-aged alumni in conversation with Director of College Counseling Gregg Murray.
Drew alumni in college attend a wide variety of schools across the country and internationally. Hear how Drew helped them find their individual voices while preparing them academically, socially, and beyond.
In addition to the in-person alumni, there will be video clips featuring additional college-aged alumni speaking to the value of their Drew experience.
Six recent Drew graduates returned to campus to share their post-Drew experiences and wisdom with current 12th-graders. Abe '17 (taking a gap year through NOLS before attending Bard College), Sam '17 (UC Davis), Jack '17 (Haverford College), Sarah '17 (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), Emily '16 (UC Santa Cruz), and India '17 (University of Vermont) all answered questions about Drew's senior porject, the process of identifying colleges that are a good fit, the experience of the first few weeks of college, living with one or more roommates, and the most valuable thing they took away from their Drew experience.
Drew JV boys basketball players and family members showed up to assist the SF Marin Food Bank over the holiday break, helping to package 47,000 pounds of food for fixed income, Bay Area elderly. The JV squad kept turnovers low and finished with a win, helping the community this holiday season.
Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.