Daniel Webster Society, Debate Team, Honored at Tournament

On Saturday, January 24 the Daniel Webster Society traveled through rain and snow to participate in the British International School of New York’s Invitational tournament. Though we only brought 3 teams of three students each, the results were phenomenal: • Five Individual Speaker awards in the Top Twelve, incl. 3 in the top 5 • All three teams placed 8th or better • Number 2 overall school of the tournament The next debate is a home tournament of February 28. We eagerly await the arrival of the rest of the league to show them how it’s done.

Garden School – “Yes, it’s kind of like life.”

This inspiring story of learning illustrates beautifully the excellence and thoughtful quality of a Garden School education. This is the value of independent school education. This is the magic of Garden School. Enjoy… “Over the holiday break, the 8th grade English class read October Sky by Homer Hickam, a memoir about the coming of age of a future NASA engineer. This reading is integrated with the 8th Grade science curriculum unit on rocketry and the principles of propulsion. By integrating study across disciplines, student learning gains context, meaning and deeper understanding, and also builds communication and collaboration capacities as well


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Daniel Webster Society Wins “School of the Tournament”

On Saturday, December 13, Garden School’s Debate Team, the Daniel Webster Society (DWS), competed against 23 teams from 6 other schools in the Big Apple Division of the New York Debate League and won the “School of the Tournament” award. Garden, the newest member of the Big Apple Division, took 3 teams of three students each. Our nine speakers accounted for the following honors: – 7 of the top 20 individual speaker honors (including 2 in the Top 5!) – 3 Top Ten team finishes (again, 2 in the Top 5!) – the overall “Team of the Tournament” honors! We


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