Head of School's Corner
In the second sentence of the Keystone Mission, we speak of blending three traditions of education to create ‘a liberal arts program that is academically outstanding’. There are those, frequently ill-informed, who consider a liberal arts focus soft, and easy. Our statement, therefore, that places the liberal arts alongside intellectual rigor, is crucial, and not accidental. We teach history and science, math and music, design technology and dance, and much else besides. We believe that each of these disciplines informs the others, and enriches the whole. Yet we are aware that these views, and our practice as a whole school, need to be defended against narrow, more consumerist, perhaps more functional attitudes to education.
Earlier this year, the author George Anders, who writes prolifically on careers and education, published his latest book: You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education. It is provocative reading, especially for members …
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