Teacher Feature: Jeanie Adamson

Jeanie Adamson has taught music at the Guthrie School since the spring of 2014. She cherishes the opportunity to teach all elementary school ages and walk students through the joy of performing in musicals and shows. She loved performing when she was a student and believes there is so much to gain from being put […]

Teacher Feature: Meredith Guthrie

Meredith Guthrie has been at The Guthrie School from the very beginning. Before The Guthrie School opened its doors, Ms. Guthrie taught enrichment courses to former students alongside her mom. Ms. Guthrie earned a Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from The University of Texas at Dallas. She minored in Arts and Humanities […]

Preparing Your Child to Head Back to School

The 2016-2017 school year is just around the corner and we can only hope that your kiddos are as excited as we are! On the off chance that they aren’t, or perhaps they are a little hesitant to start back to school, there are a couple of things you can do as a parent to […]

Developing Spatial Skills With 3-D Project Based Learning

Spatial ability is the capacity to understand, recognize, and manipulate 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and 4-dimensional shapes. This concept is crucial to a child’s development as it relates to all objects and space. Research has also shown that spatial thinking is an important predictor of achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). There are many methods […]

Why Children Should Learn Good Handwriting and Cursive in School

In today’s society, technology prevails above all else. With keyboards replacing pens and pencils, and tablets replacing notebooks, handwriting seems like a lost art form. Although keyboarding skills are undoubtedly important in the 21st century, studies show that good handwriting is just as important. An estimated 25-33% of students in elementary schools across the nation […]

The Benefits of School Performances

The Guthrie School takes great pride in our fine arts productions. Every year, each grade puts on a musical production about what they learned in school. At the end of the school year, the entire school comes together to put on a spectacular spring show filled with songs, choreographed dances, and several speaking parts. We […]

Learning to Spell is STILL Important!

The Guthrie School is excited to announce that we will participate in Scripp’s 2016 National Spelling Bee! With this exciting opportunity on the horizon, it beckons the question: How important is spelling in a world filled with spell check and autocorrect? The answer? Spelling is THE most important part of language as it is the […]

Screen Time: Too Much of a Good Thing

Kids today are spending more time than ever in front of screens. Between TVs, computers, cell phones, and tablets, our children are constantly looking at a digital screen. On average, most children in the United States spend about three hours a day watching television. In addition, the average child spends a total of 7 hours […]

The Meaning Behind The Oval Table

Inside of every classroom at The Guthrie School you will find a large oval table in the center of the room. The purpose of the oval table goes far beyond the unique desk shape. Developed at Phillips Exeter Academy, The Harkness Method is used by many of the most prestigious schools in the country. Courses […]

The Value of Learning a Second Language at a Young Age

The developing brain of a young student is uniquely suited for learning a second language. Learning a foreign language is easiest when a child is between the ages of 4 and 13 because that is the most significant developmental period for a child. The Guthrie School capitalizes on the flexibility of students’ brains to optimize […]