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Why Mindfulness Matters in Education

Thanks in great part to research done by organizations like Mindful Schools, there is evidence suggesting ways that mindfulness helps shape a child's brain in positive ways. It helps them learn now,...

What Kind of Learner is Your Child?

When you are trying to learn a new skill, what seems to work best for you? Maybe you do best if you simply dive in and try it yourself. Or maybe you've found that watching a YouTube video does the...

Why Class Size Matters When it Comes to Education

One of the measurements a lot of parents care about when it comes to choosing a school is classroom size. It's a statistic that a lot of schools talk about, whether they are a private school in New...

Values Based Early Childhood Education

The value-based educational program at Mizzentop Private School in Pawling was originally developed by an international coalition of educators working with UNICEF. It is at the core of everything we...

Values of an Independent Education: Successful Transitions - Part 2

From preschool through high school, it is really important that the transitions from one stage of your child’s education to the next go as smoothly as possible. To make that happen, your child must...

Values of an Independent Education: Successful Transitions - Part 1

Our values require that we go beyond the classroom, that we work with each child, and each family to ensure that every student makes a successful transition through each phase of their education.

Preparing your child for success in kindergarten

Self control is learned. And, while there are always exceptions to the rule, children can be prepared, well in advance of entering kindergarten, with the self-control skills they need in order to get...

Social And Emotional Learning Tips For Parents

If you’ve been reading our articles, you know how important this topic is. Emotional Intelligence is a critical skill. It isn’t just a skill that some of us have and some don’t. It is a skill that is...

Real Learning is Not Just About Knowing the Facts

If you are familiar with Mizzentop Day School, you know how we feel about standardized tests. Knowing a fact is not the same as learning. Children and adults alike must be able to appropriately apply...

The Importance of Play

Here at Mizzentop Day School, we take your child’s education and early childhood development very seriously. That’s precisely why we make time for play every day and incorporate play into the...