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  • Congratulations Estella, National Medalist!

    June 7, 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that our very own seventh grader, Estella Zhou, has earned national medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Estella’s short story, China Bird, received a gold medal, and her flash fiction piece, The Sunbirds, received a silver medal. Both..

  • An Intimate Conversation with Michael Lewis

    January 8, 2017

    Join Prospect Sierra School for an evening with legendary Bay Area author Michael Lewis in his only East Bay appearance as he launches his new release, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds. He’ll be in lively conversation with Dacher Keltner, renowned social psychologist at UC Berkeley, founder of the Greater Good Science Center, and author..

  • Changemakers In Our Midst

    January 2, 2017

    Around this time every year, I’m reminded of my first holiday season in the United States, when I was barely four years old. As recent refugees, my family had settled in the Washington, D.C. area in the spring of 1975, barely escaping the fall of Saigon and its aftermath. As the holidays approached, the weather..

  • Third Graders Take the Stage

    November 28, 2016

    I know it’s the beginning of the school year when I see my third graders, standing in the music room, ready to rehearse. The year always begins with the third grade play. At Tapscott, drama cycles through the second, third, and fourth grades, each culminating in their own public performance. The third graders are lucky; they have a year of drama..

  • Personal Storytelling and Collective Empathy

    November 18, 2016

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon. –Brandon Sanderson, popular fantasy and science fiction author Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is. –Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried Last January I..

  • 2016 Prospect Sierra Summer Stories

    September 23, 2016

      Aaron Moorhead This summer my family and I spent a few weeks in Northern California and Bend, OR. We have a multi-generational tradition of spending the last week in June at the Trinity Alps Resort. We stay in rustic cabins along the Stuart’s Fork of the Trinity River and spend our days slowly moving..

  • PS Middle School Welcomes Marie Lu

    September 5, 2016

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  • Volunteer at Grandparents and Special Friends Day!

    September 5, 2016

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day, on Tuesday, November 22, is just around the corner and we need your help to make it a joyful morning for all of our special guests. Volunteers spots are short, and will greatly help our morning run smoothly. Welcome grandparents and special friends to our campuses, and celebrate the beginning..