How did our family come to join the Geneva community? When our oldest Martin was two years old, we were talking at the playground with some good neighborhood friends of ours about school options. They were leaving to check out a prestigious school even though the boys were just two. We tagged along and that night we fell in love with The Geneva School. We were captured by the philosophy and curriculum and our only disappointment was that we had to wait until Martin was four to enroll him!
Rhetoric has sometimes been described as the art of moving souls. The Geneva School strives to give each student the ability to think well, using wisdom and discernment, and to polish and refine his/her oral and writing skills to communicate winsomely.
Alec Ortiz, a current eighth grader, came to The Geneva School when he was four years old. His family loves to reminisce about one of the seminal moments that confirmed the value of the education he is receiving.
The Bowser family says they weren’t looking for a school for their daughter, but rather, The Geneva School found them! Katherine Bowser explains how they found TGS and the impact the school is having on their daughter Abigail.
We spent last year home schooling with a classical education homeschool community. It was a really wonderful experience and I thought we would probably always home school. Christian classical education is very important to us and I thought that home schooling would be the best way to give that to my children.
Keira Raesly is our beloved fourth grade lead teacher and it’s easy to see why her students love being in her class.
I wanted to be able to teach the whole child and help cultivate both the heart and mind within each student. I was longing for a place where teaching was both mission and profession. I have that at Geneva.
Andrew Nelson—upper school physical science and chemistry teacher, star of the faculty basketball team, and faculty head of the House of Wittenberg—understands he is privileged not only to teach, but also to mentor. He spent a year teaching in another school, but lamented that he was unable to help the students make one of the most significant connections—the one between chemistry and the God of chemistry. “I wasn’t permitted to highlight the beauty of creation through the world of chemistry. I love the fact that exploring the smallest parts of creation gives us a larger view of God.
The field trip to Tarpon Springs is a study in Florida science and ecology. It also brings in elements of the nautical study the students have done for history. The student tour Anclote Key and have a scavenger hunt on the island. They hear the history of the Greek people coming to settle in Anclote and how they started the sponge diving industry. They then eat at a Greek restaurant and sample ethnic foods. Students also tour a local aquarium and hear about the Florida animals and marine life present.
■ 4th Gr - Medieval Mystery Plays Rehearsal & Performance
4th Gr - Medieval Mystery Plays Rehearsal & Performance
Date:November 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019 Time:8:20 am- 12:00 pm Location:Lower School Gym
Medieval Mystery Plays were used in the Middle Ages to teach commoners about Bible stories. These plays were originally performed outside in the town square for all to see. In similar fashion, our fourth graders prepare dramatized Bible stories to be performed under a canopy of trees on the TGS field. Parents, loved ones, and fellow students are welcome to attend this special All Saints Day event. Play times: Sharp 9:00, Flowers 10:00, Kelley 11:00.
Kindergarten student present the many facts they have learned from their five-week Pilgrim unit in a creative, inspiring, and impressive play. Drop off at USC. Parents bring students back to LSC after performance.
As students participate in a reenactment of A.A. Milne's story "Eeyore's Friends Build a House", they get to practice stage presence, public speaking skills, and engage imaginatively in the story. This event is done in conjunction with the reading of Winnie the Pooh in class. Performance begins at 9:30 am.
7:45-8:45 Makeup at USC
9:15-9:30 Doors Open
10:20-10:40 Drive to LSC
As students participate in a reenactment of A.A. Milne's story "Eeyore's Friends Build a House", they get to practice stage presence, public speaking skills, and engage imaginatively in the story. This event is done in conjunction with the reading of Winnie the Pooh in class. Performance begins at 11:00 am.
8:55-9:15 Drive to USC
9:20-10:20 Makeup at USC
10:45-11:00 Doors Open
11:50-12:10 Drive to LSC
As students participate in a reenactment of A.A. Milne's story "Eeyore's Friends Build a House", they get to practice stage presence, public speaking skills, and engage imaginatively in the story. This event is done in conjunction with the reading of Winnie the Pooh in class. Performance begins at 12:30 pm.
10:20-10:40 Drive to USC
12:15-12:30 Doors open
1:20-1:40 Drive to LSC
After reading Charlotte’s Web, third graders experience their own county fair complete with races, games, and authentic food. A highlight of the day is a pig show featuring pigs made from gallon jugs and other recycled materials. The awards are as unique as the pigs!
Date:November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019 Time:8:30 am- 11:00 am Location:LSC Library
This event provides a venue for K4 students to publicly share what they have learned about Native Americans, Pilgrims, and turkeys through song, choral response, and movement. Show times: 8:45 Stewart / 9:30 Konieczny
The sixth grade students perform this play based on the true story of Terezin, a Jewish Ghetto in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. Show times are: Cast A 5:30 pm and Cast B 7:00 pm. Students need to be at the theater by 4:30 pm. Parents to make their own transportation arrangements.