Happy Friday and happy New Year from New York,
Indeed, it is a new Academic Year!
Sharing a heartfelt welcome to all our new students and families and a welcome back to all our returning folks. It is so great to see all our students back on campus.
As I am writing these lines, we are just finishing our breakfast and gearing up for a day of scavenger hunt in New York City, where we explore the city on foot in advisory groups. The weather looks very nice and what better way to get to know each other than to go on a quest together!
Almost all students are on campus, and we just finished orientation day for our families. Many thanks to everyone who was able to make it to campus, it was really a pleasure to get to know you a bit and chat with many of you informally.
In this letter, we will share all of the presentations and information that was presented to those who came on campus, so everyone else has access to it and hopefully makes use of it as this year rolls along.
Speaking of communication, you will be receiving a lot more communication from many different folks here at the school: your child’s teachers, dorm parents, coaches, and more. It is our desire to keep you as informed as we can on what is going on here at campus and make you feel a part of our community. After all, as I often say, raising and educating a child is a three-way partnership between the family, the school and, of course, the student.
I, too, am a parent of a teenager (he graduated this past May after four years at EF Academy). We have this experience in common, and along the lines of parenting, I would like to share: . It was written by a psychologist but it truly reflects the age and mindset we are working with now. I am certain you all can relate to parts of this.
Again, I am super excited to start yet another school year here at EFAcademy. Here is a picture of all of us who will be working with your children this year.