Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

And the scaffolds come down...

... and the sinks go in, and the fireplace mantles get placed... but we’re not done yet. Closer, but still much to do! The reimagined, redesigned and expanded Saint David’s is almost ready...

Notice the new ornamental friezes and the repaired cornice

Friday, July 20, 2018

Taking Shape

As the temperatures heated up so has work on our expansion and consolidation project. Crews are working nonstop, with rooms and hallways becoming more finished by the day.

Walls are being sheet-rocked and painted, wood flooring laid, lighting and doors installed, cabinets and bookshelves added.  Townhouse renovations are also underway, including the breakdown of walls between Buildings 12, 14, and 16, and Graham House.

Cut through from townhouses to Graham House, Third Floor
Here's a look at some of the spaces. Exciting days for Saint David's!

Security Station in Lobby

Seats in the Performing Arts Center

Bookshelves in Upper School Library
Locker Room
Upper Gym with Bleachers

Horizons Adds Grade 7

Horizons at Saint David's six-week summer program for elementary school boys in neighboring lower income, diverse communities is underway.

The multi-dimensional program provides academics, arts, sports, and several field trips. It focuses on preventing summer academic slide, building confidence, and fostering the boys' social/emotional development.

This year, 110 boys are enrolled, and the program has expanded to include Grade 7. Saint David's Seventh Grade teacher Jim Barbieri is leading the new class, adapting his history course on Ancient Rome.

I hear that the seventh graders are very excited about their upcoming field trip to New York Police Headquarters' Facial Recognition Unit Joint Operations Center, where they will meet with the Chief of Detectives. The trip was arranged by Saint David's alum Ben Singleton '05, Director of Analytics, Detective Bureau, who is Co-Chair of the Horizons Junior Advisory Board.

Appreciation to Buckley for enabling us to run the program this summer from their school, as we complete our construction project. Next year, Horizons will return to Saint David's expanded 89th Street Campus and will realize its full capacity, welcoming boys in Grades 1 through 8.