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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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iD Do You Know the Whole Story?

iD Do You Know the Whole Story?

This story was contributed by Brad Droke, Director of Innovation Diploma and was featured in the Spring 2022 SAIS Newsletter. In the spring of 2014, Mount Vernon Ventures at The Mount Vernon School hosted an event called the Council on Innovation, where several groups...

Arts in Action Day

Arts in Action Day

This story was contributed by Amanda Lower, Lower School Performing Arts Instructor, 2-5 On Friday, April 22 the Lower Campus was alive with Immersive Arts Experiences. During their regular connections block, the kindergarten through fifth grade students enjoyed an...

Kindergarten Inquiry Sparks Campus-Wide Tree Exploration

Kindergarten Inquiry Sparks Campus-Wide Tree Exploration

Contributed by Lower School Science Instructor Eileen Fennelly. Starting with questions is just one of our Mount Vernon norms. “Where are these flowers from? Why does this tree have flowers, but the others on the Frontier do not? Does this tree have a name?”...

Learn. Serve. Give. A Community Development Update

Learn. Serve. Give. A Community Development Update

With just six weeks left in the 2021-2022 school year, there is much to be celebrated as a community. From social moments and rites of passage to volunteer opportunities and learning connections, don’t miss a thing. LEARN Thursday, April 14, 8:30 – 9:30...

iD Freshman Serve Up the Gold Standard

iD Freshman Serve Up the Gold Standard

Contributed by the iDiploma Team A signature experience for students during their first year in Innovation Diploma is hosting a dinner. This experience allows learners to get a full lap through the Design Brief Framework while also experiencing the Gold Standard PBL...

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