Graham Pearsall

Waring School's Communications Manager

Recent Posts

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Senior Pieces by Group 1

By Graham Pearsall on Jul 3, 2020 6:29:25 AM

Every spring Waring eighth graders pen fictional—often outlandish and whimsical—tales about members of the senior class. During the final week of school, they share them during All-School Meeting. Check out this year's excellent "Senior Pieces" below (including a special tale about two long-time Waring teachers who announced their retirement this spring).

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Stuck at Home? Here are 8 Fun Online Activities, Inspired by Waring’s Educational Program

By Graham Pearsall on Mar 25, 2020 2:56:17 PM

A strong sense of togetherness has always defined the Waring community. While we shouldn't share a common space now, we can always share the Waring experience. Below are eight free online resources inspired by our curriculum. Please stay connected and try a few at home.

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43 Years Later - What a Viewbook from 1976 Says About Waring School Today

By Graham Pearsall on Nov 7, 2019 12:26:17 PM

One of Waring School’s earliest viewbooks includes the following quote attributed to 16th-century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. 

It reads, “There is nothing like arousing the children’s interests and affections, their appetite for learning. By whipping them you may give them their pocketful of knowledge, even make of them asses loaded with books. But if learning is to do them any good they must espouse it.”

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Photographing the Italian Dolomites on a Waring Faculty Grant

By Graham Pearsall on Sep 16, 2019 3:54:04 PM

My photography origin story began on a trans-America road trip in 2014. Over the course of 30 days, a high school friend and I drove more than 10,000 miles from Maine to California and back, visiting a dozen National Parks along the way. 

The back of our car was packed with hiking and camping gear, a cook stove, ice cooler, and a borrowed Canon T3i digital camera. 

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Eight Reasons Why Waring Endterm Rocks

By Graham Pearsall on Dec 8, 2018 10:04:09 AM

This spring, Waring students built a skiff, interviewed political candidates, created a video game, wrote novellas, sewed rompers, travelled to Canada, designed theater sets, programmed robots, studied the World Cup, recreated historical photographs, and pondered the good life as part of a three-week Endterm for grades 6-10. The term is intensive, experiential, and often involves off-campus or travel experiences.

What makes it great? Why does it fit Waring’s core philosophy?

In their own words, eight Waring students explain why:
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