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RCLS student doing homework

We know that without the normal rhythm of school and extracurricular activities, your children are likely to have more downtime than usual, so what you’ll find here is a list a teacher-recommended activities––digital and otherwise––that can help your child and family flourish during this uncertain time. Take a few moments over Spring Break to peruse this list for activities your child might enjoy in his/her rhythm of Remote Learning.

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Student studies at home

In my three years of directing communication efforts at RCLS, I’ve published blog articles and posted images and anecdotes that reflect the content and character of this school. Now, I hope you will allow me to offer an inside look at how Rochester’s first private school prepares for the unprecedented. In the worst of times, this is a "best of times" kind of story.

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Poncelet family

As they look back on their boys’ formative years at RCLS, the Poncelets say they aren’t sure they “could ever fully measure the impact RCLS has had on [their] entire family.” What they had hoped to find in a school they can now look back on as an “invaluable” experience that has given their boys what they wanted them to have: a Christian worldview, an academic and spiritual foundation, and the confidence to work and be faithful in a public setting.

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students packing cans into bins

According to a recent article in The Atlantic, American parents are so consumed with academic or athletic achievement that they have failed to mind the moral development of their kids. In consequence, kids learn that achievement, not character, matters. But for RCLS and RCLS families, “service” is a core value so that it is not an afterthought or an extracurricular activity, but an integral part of the education students receive. Read why and how generosity is encouraged and celebrated in this Preschool-Grade 8 school.

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Grace Foundation

It has been exciting to watch how God has graciously provided the means to meet the school’s tangible needs in just a few years.  At the same time, we believe in a long-term vision for The Grace Foundation that demonstrates faithful stewardship of resources on behalf of RCLS. Read on for the details of that vision, then join us at upcoming events.

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Two students discussing in class

What matters most in the first years of school?

It’s one of the proverbial million-dollar questions. The stakes are high––our children, our workforce, our society. At the beginning of a lifetime of learning and labor, the first years of school are the foundation of all that will follow them. Shouldn’t we know the answer to this question?

It turns out, we do.

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