Kirby Hall School Supports Diversity

Like many throughout the nation, Kirby Hall School is saddened by recent events afflicted on the Black community, as well as, the ongoing racial inequity in American society.  At Kirby Hall, we believe it is our responsibility to be part of the solution to end racism and racial inequality. In light of recent events, Kirby…

What are the benefits of small class size?

As Texans, we often live by the motto that “everything is bigger and better in Texas.” While that may be true for some things (such as our infamous state pride), in some cases, smaller is actually better–especially in the classroom. Small class size and low student-teacher ratios are frequently lauded for their positive effects on…

Selecting a Summer Camp

Kids (and even parents!) look forward to the summer break all year long. Time away from classes allows families to relax and recharge so they are ready to tackle the next grade ahead. While the freedom from a hectic school schedule is a huge benefit during the summer, the structure of a summer camp alongside…

The Value of Community Service in the Classroom

The holidays are the most popular time of year for volunteering in the community, as the spirit of giving is in the air (and schedules are often more flexible away from work and school).  At many schools, however, community service — and service learning — is regularly incorporated into classroom curriculum and lessons throughout the…

What are the benefits of a school MakerSpace program?

MakerSpaces are making waves at schools from coast-to-coast these days.  A MakerSpace is a dedicated spot in a classroom or library where students can create, tinker, build, and solve problems in a hands-on way. And as the saying goes…tinkers are thinkers.  Whether they are building something entirely from their own imaginations or creating something with…