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Go Inside This Week’s Issue of U.S. 1: August 21, 2019

The following stories were originally published in the August 21, 2019, issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper.

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The Laurel School: Celebrating Cerebrodiversity

It’s a common misconception that dyslexia is almost a visual issue — letters or numbers are flipped on a page making it simply difficult to read or figure. In fact, dyslexia describes a far wider condition, one in which the brain itself is wired differently. That systemic difference (note, difference, not deficiency) requires specific teaching styles and strategies. Students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences (such as dysgraphia and dyscalculia) need to be taught in the way their brains are hard-wired to learn.

In 2012 Dr. Gordon Sherman and Dee Rosenberg founded The Laurel School of Princeton to provide exactly this type of instruction. “Celebrating Cerebrodiversity is more than just a motto,” says Head of School Rosenberg. “Students with dyslexia can contribute extraordinary gifts to our world when they are provided with a properly enriched learning environment. At Laurel, we are pursuing that goal.”

Doing so means following a curriculum in which cerebrodiverse instruction is woven into every teaching moment, no matter what the topic. Students are thus able to fully engage in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Furthermore, because all of Laurel’s teachers understand how their students learn, students don’t miss opportunities to enjoy non-academic courses, such as physical education and visual and performing arts.

Since its founding, The Laurel School has evolved into an independent co-educational day school specializing in educating students with language-based learning differences in grades 1-8. In 2019-20 it will expand to include high school students.

“We are extremely proud to expand into the high school level,” Rosenberg says. “We are currently accepting applications for our first high school graduating class of 2023!” In the new high school, students will continue to have an individualized structured literacy program (following the Wilson or Orton Gillingham methods) each day. Other college preparatory subjects will be taught with an inter-disciplinary approach through project-based learning.

The mission of Laurel’s high school is to develop lifelong learners by meeting each student where they are on their academic and social journey. The curriculum emphasizes competencies that include not only academic skills but also social and emotional skills, leadership skills, and the ability to demonstrate self-directed learning. This focus will help students develop the important capacities needed to succeed after they move on to college and the workplace. Above all it will ensure that they are happy, healthy, and whole.

Families are critical to this work. “We will continue to celebrate dyslexic strengths,” Rosenberg asserts, “and to provide a rigorous program that takes advantage of learning across a wide variety of contexts. We will also continue to engage our families to learn about dyslexia and to work with a team to enable their children to accomplish their goals.”

This is an important facet of Laurel’s mission because dyslexia is hereditary and often family members do not understand their children’s issues. Laurel educates and supports family members by offering discussion groups, book readings, and guest speakers.

Find out more about The Laurel School and its superior approach to ensuring that students who learn differently reach their full potential. For information or to visit the school, please contact Kelly Dun at info@laurelschoolprinceton.org.

The Laurel School, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton. 609-566-6000. www.laurelschoolprinceton.org.

Hamilton Dental Associates: Treating the Whole Family

Hamilton Dental Associates (HDA) has been serving Hamilton and the greater central Jersey area for more than 50 years. While HDA’s roots are in pediatric dentistry, they also specialize in adult and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, and endodontics. Everything is offered under one roof, saving patients both time and money. Patients are treated by specialists in their particular field. For example, braces and Invisalign are performed by Doctors DeLuca and Etter, Orthodontic Specialists, while kids’ checkups are performed by Doctors Djeng and Levine, who are Pediatric Dentists.

“I love this time of year because I get to see many of my patients. The beginning of the school year is a perfect time to get dental and orthodontic treatment squared away for the upcoming year,” remarked Dr. Irving Djeng, Pediatric Dentist.

HDA has been treating entire families for generations — usually with appointments at the same time. On arrival, kids are put at ease and entertained in the kids’ area (usually checking out the live rescued monkey mascots, Cha-Cha and Tango), and parents are relieved because the kids are in good hands while they take care of their own dental needs.

“Everyone is happy,” commented Dr. Djeng, “kids get attentive, gentle treatment by a dedicated and experienced team that works solely with children, while parents and adult patients are seen by Doctors Collins and Reverendo, and our talented adult staff right down the hall.”

When it comes time for braces or orthodontic treatment, kids are welcomed by the super friendly orthodontic staff working across the hall. When getting braces, kids can choose between colored and clear braces, as well as Invisalign. “We make it as easy as possible,” remarked Dr. Michael DeLuca, Orthodontist. “Kids can have their teeth cleaned and their braces adjusted in a single appointment — both by doctors who specialize in that respective area. Our patients are very busy, so we are happy whenever we can give them expert care while reducing the time spent at the doctor.” The orthodontists and pediatric dentists work closely to coordinate the best care for children — all in a single office.

Hamilton Dental comprises six partners: Dr. Irving Djeng & Dr. Lauren Levine, Pediatric Dentists; Dr. Michael DeLuca & Dr. Matthew Etter, Orthodontists; Dr. Kevin Collins & Dr. Deolinda Reverendo, Adult Dentists; as well as a dedicated team of associate dentists, hygienists and professional staff.

Hamilton Dental Associates has always been on the cutting edge of dental technology, including the use of digital X-rays, 3-D X-rays, and digital impressions of teeth. No longer do patients need messy and uncomfortable impressions — digital impressions allow dentists to digitally scan a patient’s mouth without the use of impression materials.

Invisalign is also a great application of digital impression technology. Dr. DeLuca described how straightening teeth has never been more comfortable or discreet. “Teeth naturally move over time, and many adults who never had braces are excited about Invisalign as a way to gently shift teeth back to their proper positions.”

To request an appointment and learn more, call 609-586-6603 or visit HamiltonDental.com.

Pennington Montessori School: Discovery, Diversity, Independence

In 1897 Maria Montessori launched a radical theory of child development, challenging the traditional teacher-student relationship and enabling children to follow their own intuitive path to learning and psychological development. More than 120 years later, that philosophy is flourishing, not only in Montessori schools around the world, but in public and private institutions, now moving toward more personalized, individual learning in a child’s most formative years.

For 40 years Dr. Montessori’s principles have guided the teachers and curriculum of the Pennington Montessori School. “We develop students who are capable, accountable, knowledgeable, and who have the strong sense of self they will need to thrive in the real world,” says the school’s director, Kathleen Hannah. A wide body of research shows the importance of quality early education that lays a foundation for learning and development throughout the child’s lifetime.

“From birth to age three, the human brain is most receptive to learning,” Hannah says. “The Montessori methods have been widely adopted in many school systems and in early learning programs such as Head Start.”

The current school facility was built in 1998, on three picturesque acres in Pennington. The contemporary building spans 13,157 square feet, including a striking Great Room, a garden area with a greenhouse, three playgrounds, and an amphitheater.

The school serves approximately 150 children aged six weeks to six years. Teachers are Montessori trained and licensed by the State of New Jersey. All staff members are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment where children can learn by doing, intuitively following their own individual interests. This principle of child-led learning is the foundation of the successful Montessori method. “Dr. Montessori saw, more than a century ago, that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning will not help children to reach their full potential,” Hannah asserts.

Montessori training begins early and so should preparations for enrolling children, since the Pennington Montessori School has a waiting list. “We recommend that expectant parents who want to enroll their child do so as soon as they are aware of a pregnancy,” Hannah suggests. And by Montessori’s progressive standards, six weeks is not too soon to start. “We are constantly amazed at the capabilities of children as young as 18 months,” Hannah says. “They can put on their clothes and shoes and participate in many of our enrichment programs.”

The enrichment programs include Spanish, yoga, technology, culinary, and the very popular outdoor education program. The school maintains a large garden where children grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables. The students plant seeds, care for the crops, and prepare simple dishes from their harvest.

Diversity is not just encouraged — it is a key element in the school’s mission to teach children courtesy and respect for every member of their community. Various traditions are celebrated during the week of Cultural Festivals when a Global Cafe features foods from different nations. A variety of community outreach programs raise awareness of social issues. Parents participate in these and other activities and are kept informed of all developments at the school.

In an increasingly complex and conflicted world, Pennington Montessori School seeks to develop independence, a strong sense of self, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to connect with others. “These principles are as relevant today as they were 120 years ago,” Hannah affirms. “They provide the foundation for a productive and positive life for all of our students.”

Pennington Montessori School, 4 Tree Farm Road, Pennington. 609-737-1331. www.penningtonmontessori.org.

Sylvan Learning Center: 10 Good Study Habits to Help Your Child Succeed

Once the shiny, freshness of back to school wears off, students and parents know it’s time to get down to business. Particularly for students heading to middle school or high school, the homework assignments become tougher, workloads get heavier, and staying ahead of the curve becomes more of a challenge.

As a parent, you may ask, “What is the ‘secret behind the A’?” While having effective study skills may be overlooked on the academic journey, we’ve seen this be the tipping point in making good students into great students. We’ve compiled a list of 10 good study habits for your tween or teen to help set him or her up for a productive school year.

1. Get Organized. Between homework, tests, and extracurricular activities, it’s all too easy for things to slip through the cracks. A planner can help your child keep everything organized. Students should write down assignments, appointments, and to-do lists, then review items in the planner at both the beginning and end of the day to stay on track.

2. Know the Expectations. Students shouldn’t have any surprises when it comes to how and what they will be graded on. By middle school and high school, most teachers will provide a course outline or syllabus, which can serve as a guide for the semester. If expectations aren’t clear, don’t wait until a bad report card comes in the mail. Your student should feel comfortable approaching teachers with questions about grading and assignments at any time. If this is not the case, it may be time for you as a parent to step in.

3. Designate a Study Area. Yes, studying at the local coffee shop may seem like a good idea, but not if there are constantly people interrupting or other disruptions. Even at home, studying in front of the TV won’t be the best use of your son or daughter’s time. Help your child by providing a quiet, well-lit, low-traffic space for study time. Take it one step further and institute a “communications blackout” policy with no cell phones or social media allowed until schoolwork is done.

4. Develop a Study Plan. First things first: students need to know when a test will take place, the types of questions that will be included, and the topics that will be covered. From there, your student should create a study plan and allow ample time to prepare — there’s nothing worse than cramming the night before an exam. You can help by buying a wall calendar and asking him or her to assign topics and tasks for each day leading up to a due date or exam. Setting goals for each session is also key to success. If your child needs some help developing a study plan, our study skills program is a great resource! Our tutors will work with your child to develop an individualized plan that fits his or her needs, while instilling effective time management tips and organizational skills.

5. Think Positively. Being in the right mindset can make all the difference. Encourage your child to think positively when studying or heading into an exam and by all means, avoid catastrophic thinking. Help your student turn negative statements like, “I’ll never have enough time to get a good grade on this exam,” into positive ones like, “I began preparing later than I should have but I put together a comprehensive study plan and will be able to get through the material prior to the exam.”

6. Create a Study Group. Working in groups can help students when they’re struggling to understand a concept and can enable them to complete assignments more quickly than when working alone. Keep groups small and structured to ensure the maximum benefit to participants and reduce distractions.

7. Practice Active Listening. It’s important for students to concentrate and avoid distractions when an instructor is presenting. Some tips to share with your child include: try concentrating on the main points being made, think about what the speaker is saying and pay attention to how things are said (gestures, tone of voice, etc.). They should avoid talking or thinking about problems when listening. If a teacher says, “This is important” or “I’ll write this on the board,” there’s a good chance students will see the concept on an exam.

8. Review Test-Taking Strategies. It is normal for your son or daughter to feel stressed when taking an exam. However, there are certain strategies that will help him or her manage the stress and do his or her best on the exam. First, make sure that your child arrives on time and tries to stay relaxed. Students should be sure to read all of the directions on the exam and pace themselves so as not to feel rushed. You can let your child know that it’s OK to skip around on a test, if allowed, as he or she may be more comfortable with certain topics than others.

9. Read Actively. It’s all too easy for students to skim over an assigned book chapter and not know the main points of what they just read. Help your student to practice active reading by asking him or her to note the main idea of each passage and look up unfamiliar words or concepts. Make an outline of the chapter or create flow charts and diagrams that help map out the concept at hand. After each section, have students write a summary in their own words and come up with possible exam questions.

10. Look to the Future. For some students, college may seem like an intangible event in the very distant future, but in reality, it isn’t so far off. Starting early can be an immense help in navigating the college admissions process. Be sure to get organized, set goals with your child and have regular check-ins to assess progress.

Sylvan Learning, 3635 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton. 609-588-0937. www.sylvanlearning.com.

Gold Medal Impressions: Capturing Iconic Sports Photos

Back to school means back to sports and Gold Medal Impressions, the area’s leader in superior sports photography. Owner Dick Druckman is proud of his move in January, 2018, to his new, larger gallery conveniently located at Windsor Business Park, Building 2A, 196 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Nationally renowned for his shots of professional sports that have captured iconic moments, Druckman is also famous for his dynamic photographs of local high school and college games.

“I have loved sports all my life and thrill to the drama of the moment at a high school baseball game as much as at Yankee Stadium when the batter crushes a homer out of the park,” says Druckman. “Parents and students want and deserve the same premier quality photography as the pros. Gold Medal Impressions delivers that same talent and creativity to each shot.”

As a back to school special, Gold Medal Impressions is having a sale from September 1 to 30th. Take 33 percent off iconic photos of local and professional teams. “Now’s the time. Send your students off to college with a professional shot of them in action on the field, or give them a picture of their favorite athlete captured at that perfect moment,” says Druckman. “I cover a variety of sports at local high school and college levels as well as the Olympics.”

Druckman’s rise to prominence in the world of sports photography is as remarkable as his pictures. Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, he went on to earn a BA degree from Trinity College and an MBA from Columbia University. Throughout his schooling, Druckman was an avid sports fan. He had a successful career at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in Princeton, where he eventually became Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning.

In 1984 Druckman took his family to the Los Angeles Olympics and had a number of his photographs published by several news agencies. It was at this point, that his passion for photography turned from a hobby to a profession and ultimately to a second career. In 2001, Druckman retired from BMS and established his sports photography gallery and business, Gold Medal Impressions, Inc.

Gold Medal Impressions is now the largest sports photography gallery in the country. Druckman has been able to marry his love of sports with his passion for photography. Over the past 35 years, he has captured thousands of award winning images at the past 12 Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Championships, and Olympic Games. Many of these once-in-a lifetime photographs have appeared in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Parade Magazine, and The Associated Press, which placed them in newspapers and publications around the world.

Celebrate your student’s athletic career or your school’s wins with a professional photo from Gold Medal Impressions. Call the gallery for a tour today.

Gold Medal Impressions, 196 Princeton Hightstown Road, Building 2A, West Windsor. 609-606-9001 (gallery); 609-240-2024 (cell). goldmedalimpressions.com.

YingHua International School: Embracing Excellence

Imagine the thrill and the challenge of giving your child the best of both worlds, culturally and academically. YingHua International School (YHIS), conveniently centered in the spacious schoolhouse at 25 Laurel Avenue, Kingston, just minutes outside Princeton, provides thorough training in all subjects for students from early learning (ages 18 months) through eighth grade.

Head of School Laura Desai says, “We are a progressive, innovative, and diverse co-educational, non-profit, private, independent, international day school. We encourage students to reach their own unique potential through both an inquiry- based classroom environment employing the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and dual language immersion in Chinese and English. We are proud to be the only Chinese/English immersion program on the East Coast to offer the prestigious IB curriculum.”

A YingHua education inspires students to be creative and globally conscious through comprehensive, fun, nurturing, and experiential hands-on immersion experiences that teach students to build, consider, and share original perspectives.

“At YHIS we enable academic excellence and prepare students for compassionate, effective, and ethical global citizenship by facilitating English and Chinese language acquisition and instilling a passion for lifelong learning,” says Desai. “Excellence at YHIS means being the best that we can be every day. Excellence includes personal, social, physical, professional, and cultural development as well as intellectual curiosity and academic excellence. It includes teamwork, community service, and leadership.”

Diversity is a hallmark of YHIS. “Our student body represents a multitude of ethnic backgrounds from all over the world. Students from families who are long-time area residents learn alongside students who are newcomers. We actively assist and welcome all of our new families, including those who are relocating from abroad,” Desai says proudly. “At YHIS we embrace equity among cultures and peoples and respect the natural world, including its animals and plant inhabitants.”

Other key elements of the YHIS mission are integrity and compassion. “At YHIS this means excellence of character. Both integrity and compassion are essential to how we relate to and treat one another and are critical cornerstones for what the YHIS community embodies daily,” Desai states.

Beyond the regular school day, childcare from dual language speaking staff is offered from 3:30 to 6 p.m. each day, and homework help is available for all subjects during this time as well.

A superlative student/teacher ratio truly distinguishes YHIS. It is a healthy 1:5 for the Early Learning Program, 1:7 for Pre-S to Pre-K, and 1:7 for K to 8. Of the 26 teachers, all are International Baccalaureate trained and over 90 percent hold advanced degrees. In addition, students may expand their language skills beyond the immersion in Mandarin Chinese. Classes in Spanish are offered in the middle school, and opportunities to learn other skills and abilities is offered as part of the after-school program working through the many vendor partnerships which the school has.

“Our rolling admissions program encourages families to enroll in the superior educational opportunity that YHIS offers immediately upon completion of the admissions process,” says Desai. “We hope that you will join us and experience the difference that education at YingHua International School provides.”

YingHua International School, 25 Laurel Avenue, Kingston. admissions@yhis.org. 609-375-8015. www.yhis.org.

Notre Dame High School: Learning to Lead

At Notre Dame High School, the young minds of today gain the tools needed to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Students come to Notre Dame High School for numerous reasons — namely, its exceptional academic program, its welcoming and diverse culture, and access to opportunities through which they can grow, learn, and lead. Ken Jennings was attracted to the Notre Dame community for many of the same reasons.

“This is an extraordinary place,” says Jennings, the newly installed president of Notre Dame, a coeducational college-preparatory school based in Lawrenceville. “It’s a place where students can realize their full potential, be well educated, informed citizens, and be morally and spiritually prepared for the world around them.”

Prior to joining Notre Dame, Jennings served as principal of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Alameda, California. Before that, he served as principal of two other schools in his home state of New Jersey: DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, and Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth.

When classes begin in September, the school’s leadership will also include Joanna Barlow, who was named principal after serving as Notre Dame’s interim principal for the 2018-19 school year.

“We take great pride in our challenging academic program, and we’re continually seeking new ways to enhance the student experience. We already have a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, and I think we can continue to grow in this area by broadening students’ real-world experience.”

Notre Dame’s SAT scores are already well above the national average, and 98 percent of graduating students go on to some of the country’s leading colleges and universities, accompanied by millions of dollars in scholarships. In addition, the school offers nearly 20 Advanced Placement classes, with a pass rate above 80 percent.

Additionally, Notre Dame offers various athletic programs, academic clubs, and career-oriented programs, as well as the creative arts and faith-based opportunities, giving students great freedom to develop their skills in familiar interests and explore new pursuits. Notre Dame has a long history of fielding championship-winning athletic teams, and many students come to the school specifically for the exemplary music and theater programs.

“Parents want to invest in a Catholic-school education because of the high-profile academics, but they’re also looking for what I call the ‘X factor,’” Jennings says. “Anybody who steps on this campus immediately gets a sense of the Notre Dame family. A lot of people today feel disconnected, and the kinds of meaningful bonds and relationships our students form here can make a big difference in their lives.”

“Our students will emerge as leaders,” he says. “Some will be quiet leaders and others more vociferous, but no matter who they are, we want them to embrace these opportunities so they feel prepared for the rigors of college and ready for the real world.

With that said, he invites prospective students to answer the following question: “Where will Notre Dame lead you?”

Notre Dame High School, 601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. 609-882-7900. www.ndnj.org.

Princeton Dance & Theater Studio: Try a Sample Class

Your child can take free sample classes in Primary Ballet, Dance with Me, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance on Saturday, August 24, and in Jazz and Tap on Saturday, September 7, during Princeton Dance and Theater Studio’s Open Houses. “This is a great opportunity to try out classes and meet our faculty,” says PDT’s director, Risa Kaplowitz. “What sets PDT apart from other schools is our exceptional offerings of dance education in a supportive environment.”

Princeton Dance and Theater Studio is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough nine-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. All of the PDT ballet instructors are ABT affiliate instructors, and Kaplowitz is on ABT’s Board of Examiners.

Kaplowitz explains why PDT uses the curriculum. “Anyone can put a dance studio shingle on their door, and parents have no way of knowing if the training is authentic and substantial. We want to ensure families that their child is being taught correctly. Physical habits are very hard to break, so it is important to learn correct technique early on.” Scholarships are offered to boys in ballet who show promise and commitment.

PDT ballet students have two opportunities each year to perform in high-quality Princeton Youth Ballet (PYB) productions. PYB rehearsals take place outside of the class time so that the focus remains on improving skills in class. Additionally, all dancers can perform in a Spring Showcase.

PDT also offers the area’s finest tap, jazz, and hip hop instruction. Kaplowitz explains: “Our tap instructor, Karen Callaway Williams, was inducted into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame. It is incredible that our students get to study with someone of that caliber every week. The other instructors are also exceptional. Jazz is taught by NYC choreographer/director Dougie Robbins, and hip-hop is taught by New Jersey’s master of the genre, Tom McKie.”

While many PDT students have gone on to professional dance careers, others have gone on to continue their dance education in college, and still others have used the discipline learned in dance to propel them onto other successful careers.

One of PDT’s male students, Max Azaro, now with Ballet Austin, says, “PDT gave me the skills and confidence that I needed to take my dancing to a place I could have never imagined,” he says. Classes for adults and beginner teens are available several evenings a week in ballet, jazz, and tap. These classes are very popular for the working adult and teens who want stronger dance skills for musical theater productions.

Please visit www.princetondance.com for the schedule of classes and the links to reserve your spot. For more information, call 609-514-1600.

Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forretal Village. 609-514-1600.

Stuart Country Day School: Four Ways to Help Daughters Become Confident Leaders

At Stuart, girls are free to be who they want to be: a leader, an athlete, an artist, a philanthropist, a scientist. Girls are given the opportunity to grow, to be challenged, and to challenge others in a safe environment. Our mission is to educate girls for lives of exceptional leadership and service. With outstanding academics and our expert and innovative faculty — who know girls and know each girl well — Stuart girls discover ways to unleash the strength within and transform themselves into brave, bold, powerful, and wonderful young women. We asked the Head of Upper School Courtney Portlock to share her thoughts on how parents can help their daughters become confident leaders.

1. Listen. One of the most important things that parents can do is to listen. Ask your daughter questions. Don’t necessarily respond, but just listen to what your daughter is saying. What is she telling you? What journey is she taking you on? From these conversations you can both discover what’s most important to her.

2. Find activities that pique her interest. Get your daughter involved in a lot of activities. Not overwhelmingly so, but get her involved in things that pique her interest in a unique way. Whether it’s a sporting activity, an art class, or a science class — any type of stimulation that your daughter might be interested in. As a parent, you can help guide your daughter to find these activities and pursue them.

3. Create open lines of communication. Sometimes when you really listen to your daughter and the lines of communication are open, amazing things take place. What I hear sometimes from high school parents is, “They’re not talking to me! Or why won’t they say something?” While this is developmentally appropriate for high school age children, the lines of communication that we open at the two-year-old stage, and beyond, are really important and will help set a foundation for conversations and understanding later.

4. Guide your daughter to create aspirational goals. How often is your daughter asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While it seems like an innocuous question, it can actually be pretty overwhelming. Instead of asking girls what they want to be when they grow up, why not ask them, “How do you see yourself impacting the world?” Ask your daughter how she sees herself collaborating with others. These kinds of questions will spark her creativity and allow you to better direct and guide her on her journey of leadership and self-discovery.

To learn more about how your daughter will develop her leadership skills through academics, the arts, athletics, service and more at Stuart, we invite you to join us at one of our fall Discovery Days on Sunday, October 20, 1 to 3 p.m., or Thursday, November 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register at www.stuartschool.org/openhouse or call 609-921-2330 to schedule a personal tour.

Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.