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Kinjal Shah

Known for an unmistakable culture of excellence, extraordinary care, and possibilities, SAS encourages among students a commitment to deep intellectual and personal exploration.

WHY FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS?
by Lauren Mehrbach and Chris Beingessner
Flexible learning spaces

When people think of a flexible learning environment, they often think only of the physical space. While it is true that the space is flexible in nature, there is much more to a flexible learning environment than just the physical floor plan or furniture choices. Read more to learn about how our sixth grade A-side classes benefitted from a flexible learning environment. 

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A GRADUATION TRADITION EXPLAINED: WHY THE CAP AND GOWN?
by Cara D'Avanzo
Following traditions

Most of us unthinkingly accept that wearing a polyester “gown” and square “cap” with a tassel is just part of the ceremony surrounding modern high school and college graduation exercises. But these weird accessories actually have ancient and interesting origins. 

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A GUIDE TO EDITING
by Kayleen Bettencourt and Aaron Graybill
Students offer tips for 'workshopping'

What does it take to edit an article, a feature, or even a book? Seniors from the AT Writing Seminar class—Kayleen Bettencourt and Aaron Graybill—are part of the editorial team for the recently published Present Tense Future. Here they deep dive into the process and share a guide for anyone that wishes to edit a piece they have written. 

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WHAT IS DYSTOPIAN FICTION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO OUR GENERATION?
by Faisal Halabeya
24 AT Writing Seminar students publish an anthology of stories

Today’s world is not lacking in hardship. And when it comes to social issues and activism on behalf of what we care about, the current generation is more than adept. Senior Faisal Halebaya explores the significance of dystopian fiction. 

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PHILANTHROPY: NOT “EITHER/OR” BUT “AND”
by Sarah Morris
Sarah and her family in India

"How do we as a society begin to address all of the important gaps that exist in the world? At SAS we do not need to think about students’ access to clean water, but we do need to think how we provide them with world-class educational opportunities so that they in turn can address needs like clean water." SAS chief advancement officer debunks the myths that surround the culture of philanthropy. 

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