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Posts Tagged ‘Values’

PSCS Life – Thoughts on the College Admissions Scandal

Earlier this week, as news broke of the college admissions scandal—where wealthy parents were essentially paying large sums of money to secure spots for their children in top colleges—I thought to myself, “Yep, that’s not surprising.”   Having worked with some of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, I’ve met a lot of…

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Positive Psychology

Last Friday, school director Andy Smallman hosted a session at school designed for students and adults interested in learning about something called positive psychology AND how PSCS is using the concepts of it. It was a great session and it began with Andy showing a 5 minute video for context purposes. The video, called “Positive…

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Passion is Contagious!

We often say that PSCS is really simple to understand. For instance, one intention of the school is to simply connect our students to people who love what they do. Our belief is that the most natural learning takes place when someone who is excited, engaged, and passionate about something shares that excitement with others.…

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Surprise Ahead!

School director Andy Smallman writes a regular blog post for The Intelligent Optimist magazine, posting about once a month. In August, he wrote about how he thinks the world is constantly providing people little treasures or surprises to find. Andy suggests these surprises are actually a kind of road sign, marking our paths as we…

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The Foundation(s) is Strong!

New to PSCS this year is the term “Foundations.” It refers specifically to the first two weeks of school, 9 school days in which the staff help the students build the foundation on which the rest of the school year is built. For instance, as this post is being written, the high school teaching staff…

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Doing the Work You Love


Beloved friend of PSCS, Lyn Lambert, sent a magazine article by Harvard lawyer Tama Kieves, who gave up her law practice to pursue a lifestyle that was more meaningful for her. Now Kieves is a life coach. Her message is summed up by the title of the article, Your Divine Assignment: Doing the Work You…

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