Every year in April, students from our fifth and sixth grade math clubs take part in a Regional contest sponsored by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). The team we send is limited to five students in each grade who qualify based on scores they earned in a qualifying contest, as well as cumulative points they earned from practice tests or on-line practice.
The New City School Chess Team – which is comprised of over 50 New City School students ranging from 1st to 6th grade – was successful in all three elementary school divisions at the Missouri State Chess Tournament on March 1st, 2014, including the school’s first ever individual State Chess Champion, sixth grader Russell Bigham.
Our fourth graders participate in the "Living Museum" each year. Students choose a historical figure - living or dead - that interests them and prepare a live biographical presentation, including costumes and props!
Head of School, Tom Hoerr, appeared on KWMU's St. Louis on the Air program this week. The program featured a discussion about grit and tenacity, the topic of Tom's latest book Fostering Grit: How Do I Prepare My Student for the Real World?.
New City was recently featured on NAIS' Inspiration Lab website. The article featured our school's use of Multiple Intelligences as a tool in our classrooms!
Our amazing Multiple Intelligences Library was featured in the School Library Journal for December. School Library Journal is the leading print magazine serving librarians who work with young people in schools and public libraries.