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The Merchant Triplets

These siblings joined the Mount Vernon community when they were in fourth grade. Although they are the School’s only set of triplets and share a strong work ethic and drive, which they attribute to their parents’ influence, they each bring their own strengths and unique qualities to the table, and upon graduation, each has a different path laid out in front of them.

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Lower School Spring Expeditions Spark Curiosities

Lower School Spring Expeditions Spark Curiosities

Lower School learners brought expeditionary learning to life this Spring. Expeditions allow learners to follow sparks of curiosity and ignite passions for learning. Sometimes we wonder and wander on an expedition. Sometimes expeditions spark interest as an entry event...

The World Peace Game: How Grade 8 Saved The World

The World Peace Game: How Grade 8 Saved The World

How might we prepare all students to be globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders? Over the last month, grade 8 students have had a unique opportunity to experience this piece of Mount Vernon’s mission. The World Peace Game, created and developed by the World...

Thematic Responses to Literature

Thematic Responses to Literature

The Grade 8 Humanities team (Todd Wass, Emily Pastore, Dave Leflar) in partnership with Arts and IDEA took a deep dive into "An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo, the current Poet Laureate of the United States. Through a recent partnership with 7 Stages Theatre, teaching...

Year of Impact – May Update

Year of Impact – May Update

As we approach the final weeks of the School’s 50th year, we are reflecting on the impact we have made together as a community. Whether integrated into grade-level learning or independent service at local non-profit organizations, our MV community has pledged to log...

Spreading Kindness Worldwide

Spreading Kindness Worldwide

In Lower School this year, kindness has been running rampant. From the grade 5 Kindness Crew, a Kindergarten student giving back to the School, and the entire division building empathy, to celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day and honoring each other’s unique...

Rally 2022 Recap

Rally 2022 Recap

After a two year pause, Mustang Rally returned in a big way last Friday, April 29. Mount Vernon’s all-day, all-fun, all-school celebration of spirit and community was another major highlight in MV’s 50th year! It was a celebration full of old and new traditions.  The...