The Anneliese Journal

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Scholar in Residence Program Focuses on African Culture

Students in upper grades at our Willowbrook Campus enjoyed studies in African Culture through our Scholar in Residence Program this semester. Supported through SEEDS Arts & Education, the program included three workshop sessions led by Rose Mwangi. Ms. Rose, who is a teacher of African Culture and was the late Anneliese Schimmelpfennig’s personal assistant, led children through three educational workshop sessions including geography, language, music, dance, and drumming from several African countries. The students especially enjoyed learning the African dances.

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Eco-literacy Studies at Anneliese Schools
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Regenerative Farm Field Trip Focuses on Eco-Literacy Studies

Our 5th grade students recently visited the school’s regenerative farm, Rebel Mountain in Claremont, as part of their eco-literacy and gardening studies. While harvesting fruits and vegetables and observing growing practices was on the agenda for the farm field trip, the students also incorporated math and problem solving into their visit. “The kids were required to scale a recipe to feed the entire class and they had to harvest the volumes of food they found through their recipe conversion,” shares

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Redefining Education Through the Arts

In recent years, new programs regarding arts education have begun surfacing in an effort to create a more holistic education approach for students. While standard education teaches children the necessary foundation in subjects like math and science, many schools believe incorporating arts education programs to work in tandem with standard education practices is essential for shaping well-rounded students. Private schools are leading the charge in adopting innovative arts programs to deliver a much more holistic and robust education experience to

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Photos from Anneliese Schools Oktoberfest 2023

We had an amazing turnout for this year’s Oktoberfest at Anneliese Schools! This special tradition is a big fundraising event for our school, but it’s also a time when we look forward to building community and celebrating with our families and staff. Thank you for attending and making this year even better than the last. Photos ©️ Mark James

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Nursery Students Combine Nature Walk and Color Exploration

Students in KKS at Willowbrook combined a nature walk and color exploration this week with Ms. Megan and Gardening Teacher Ms. Sami.   The lesson started by reading a story about colors in the garden after looking at a color wheel and identifying all the colors the students saw on the wheel. Ms. Sami shares, “Then we set out on our hike looking for things on the trail that matched the colors on our color wheel, and if we were

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Nature Connection, Art, Beach Trips & More: Looking Back at Summer Camps 2023

From nature connection, to art, to beach trips and more, our nine weeks of summer camps at Anneliese were a blast. Here are some snapshots from the summer and all of the unplugged fun that was had by our campers at our Willowbrook Campus. Our Nourishment Program Director and chef, Andrew Johnson, kept our summer campers cool by offering fruit-based shaved ice. Our parkour structure provided endless play and nature connection on our grounds at Willowbrook. The Fashion Camp children

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