Mr. Connor Breed reflects on a trip he and his fourth grade students took to the St. Thomas More exhibit at the St. John Paul II National Shrine, and how this Saint acts as both a role model and inspiration for the way one should approach education.
Our faculty provided a list of good reads for students as they traverse the DC area, the United States, and the world beyond. Pick your poison and enjoy!
A President's Day Reflection from our Head of Lower School.
The Tower Fools' original production of Bottom's Dream, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, was a hit. Director Mr. Tom Longano reflects on his actors' experiences.
Every field trip has a purpose. Read about a recent Rugby trip to Chicago, and the friendships and memories that resulted from the team's trip to the Windy City.
Books to help shape moral imagination.
Dr. Yaceczko on the history and contemporary experience of deep reading.
Dr. Matthew Mehan explains the historical significance of our new "Forum's" name. A place of instruction, education, and professional formation, both yesterday and today.
Mr. Tom Longano unpacks what "Men Fully Alive" means for a third grade boy.
Just as it is a mistake to criticize a book simply because it is old, so too is it a mistake to disregard a book just because it is new.
One of our Core 7th grade teachers gives his perspective on the importance of poetry for our boys.
Mr. Reed offers a list of successful academic habits, and how they lead to the growth of virtue.
We talk about the Artes Liberales all the time. But do we know what they are? More importantly, do we know what they are for?
Mr. de Vicente provides great guidance on, among other things, how to manage screens, how to cultivate a boy's moral imagination, and the timing behind those critical conversations with your boy.
It's not all fun and games. In fact, it's all about mission. Read how we prepare for your boys.
Prepare for the end of the school year with some advice on how to make sure your son's summer is a success!
Thoughts on our new Grand Old Flag, Memorial Day, and how to make this Monday meaningful.
Hopeful pointers from The Heights Admissions Office.
Practical ways to teach your son to care for his possessions, serve those around him, and be extraordinarily generous.
Pursuit of knowledge vs. wisdom in education. Why do we send our sons to school?
An overview of our Jackson Scholars' Senior Thesis Program, and the list of this year's presentations.
A list of books helpful for faculties or families interested in pursuing the liberal arts and wisdom generally.
This week on Only@TheHeights, a reflection on a passage from Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," and the importance of poetry for our boys.
Family traditions, both at home and here at The Heights, are an important element of our observation of the Christmas Feast. Read about some of the things we do to celebrate Christmas!
Lower School teacher Tom Steenson provides four ways for your family to better prepare for Christmas this Advent.
E-mail tips for students hunting for internships over the break.
The family dinner is incredibly important to our boys and to your family. Here are 20 ways to improve the quality of your family meal.
Some questions to ask us, or any school for that matter, when considering a school for your son.
Some principles about the ends or purposes of homework, and how to help your son achieve them.
Our Pope called us to conversion within the context of the American story. Two speeches to share with your children.
Why is the pencil the preferred writing implement at The Heights?
Mr. Moss encourages us all to end strong!
Dr. Strother gives his thoughts on the place of music in the Liberal Arts.