Category Archives: Experiential Learning

Inspiration for My Class I Project

Becky Brownell ’14 was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in her Class IV (9th grade) year at Nobles. She shares a personal story to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel disease. For my Class I (senior) project, I am volunteering for the … Continue reading

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The Language of Chess

The Nobles chess club had a great year of match play—and recently competed in the Massachusetts State team chess tournament with impressive results. Chess club adviser and science teacher Chris Pasterczyk shared these remarks in Assembly about the game, the players and … Continue reading

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A Heartwarming Reunion

Nobles has a longstanding relationship with South Africa and, in particular, the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP). Nobles travelers have worked alongside KYP members during many trips over the last decade. This week, for the first time, Nobles hosted KYP members … Continue reading

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Hand In Hand

On January 21, 2013, hundreds of Nobles students, faculty, staff and families came together for a day of community service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobles organizers and several Boston-area organizations and agencies followed up to thank … Continue reading

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Getting to know a Sage

English teacher Tim Carey’s expository writing class partnered with Sages and Seekers, a nonprofit organization designed to bridge the intergenerational gap between seniors and teenagers. Students (seekers) spent several weeks interviewing their designated Sage (senior) and completed a reflection piece … Continue reading

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Global Friendships

Over the years, hundreds of students, faculty, staff and graduates have traveled around the world with Nobles. With each new trip, the connections we’ve made strengthen and new friendships emerge. Our longtime, dear friends in Kliptown, South Africa were recently … Continue reading

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Life on the Farm

A group of Nobles students and faculty kicked off the summer with the New Hampshire Farm/Food Systems Trip, examining how small food systems function. The purpose of this trip is to connect young people with food production and distribution, to … Continue reading

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Middle School Day of Service

Thursday, May 10 was the Nobles Middle School Day of Service. Class V and VI students traveled throughout the greater Boston area to several service sites. The following reflections are from students who worked at the Quincy Crisis Center: “For … Continue reading

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Taking Risks, Reaping Benefits by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

At the beginning of this year, Dan Halperin asked the faculty to let him know if any of us were interested in playing adult roles in Romeo and Juliet. Sarah and I wrote back to say that though we had … Continue reading

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The Nobles/New Orleans Connection

This March, 41 Nobles students and eight chaperones traveled to New Orleans—the school’s sixth community service trip since Hurricane Katrina. Every student was encouraged to journal and reflect on the experience. Below is an entry from Cody: Upon arriving in … Continue reading

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