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Feels Like Home
By Susan Nordenger, assistant head of school for development​

This week, we celebrated the birthday of our founder, Louise Balmer. In 1926, she opened the Balmer School with just three teachers and four students. In her archived notes, we found one of her first students exclaiming, “This place feels like home!” Ninety-two years later, that same sentiment resonates in every corner of our campus. 
The Crisis of Connection
By Joseph Cox, Ph.D., Head of Upper School​

I have a very limited view from my office, literally and figuratively. Therefore, I try to be visible during milk breaks, lunch, and sporting and arts events. I truly enjoy interacting with our students to learn what they are thinking and how they are doing. Why? Because relationships are important.

Experiencing Theater Differently

During a discussion about sharing the power of art and theater, students wanted this year’s musical, Les Misérables, to be more inclusive. They wanted to open the experience to an audience that might be overlooked: individuals with sensory sensitivities. This was where the idea of a sensory-friendly version of the musical was born.
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Students Shine Brightly

We proudly share recent student accomplishments recognized beyond campus in photography, music, writing, robotics and more.

Classroom Makeover

For the past several months, the Lower School has been piloting new furniture in the classrooms to enhance student learning.

Head Coaches Award

Congratulations to women’s varsity basketball coach Terri Bamford who earned the San Diego High School Sports Association Head Coaches Award.
More campus news
Roots & Wings Podcast
Episode 8: Citizenship and Developing Student Agency
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Magazine: Fall 2018 Issue

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