October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Chartwell offers families several resources to learn more about this learning-based difference impacting as many as 1 in 5 people.
Earlier this month, our lower and upper lower school students were treated to a STEAM DAY, a portion of the day reserved simply for exploring science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
The Friday cooking elective is back - and the Chartwell community couldn't be more pleased.
This year, Chartwell's music program is growing, offering students a more expansive range of opportunities to learn about music and to explore a variety of instruments
Each year, AIM Youth for Mental Health sponsors an Awareness Design Challenge and invites students to submit an ad that promotes their cause. Six students submitted posters and one received an Honorable Mention and will be honored this mornth.
Earlier this month, our three students participating in FIRST Robotics Competition, Paige S., Alexa G., and Matthew B., joined their teammates in Plus Ultra Robotics at the Silicon Valley Regional competition at San Jose University. This unique three-day event saw over 50 teams from far away - including international teams - working in alliances to garner points in hopes to compete in the finals on Sunday.
A new bell system on the Chartwell campus has been a point of debate - and education - for the community.
Under the patient and encouraging guidance of Ms. Emily Garber, thirteen lower school students have been working weekly on a videotaped production of The Wizard of Oz.
This year, Coach Reggie Roberts started the Bulldog Wrestling Academy (BWA) for our lower and middle school students. More than 30 students signed-up and have been practicing on the mats in McMahan Hall twice a week.
Chartwell’s inaugural high school athletics program has highlighted the courage, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship of our athletes and community. Despite an ever-changing schedule and many canceled games due to the pandemic, our teams developed significantly and made the school proud on every level.
As part of Chartwell's ongoing SEAD curriculum in the middle school, Chartwell partnered with IndieFlix, “a non-profit that aims to support the making of and distribution of movies that matter.” IndieFlix creates powerful content on important, timely, and relevant topics.
Faculty member Randy Postadan has long been known for his preferred form of transportation - a Onewheel. Students naturally gravitated towards this fun and strength and balance building activity, and an after-school club was formed.
This year we are fortunate to have several alumni working and collaborating with Chartwell in various capacities.
Just before Spring Break, students in the lower and middle schools utilized breaks and flex-time to help eradicate the campus of invasive species, such as ice plant.
Project Period 3 for the high school studied the local agricultural business rooted in the Salinas Valley.
By early May, the project will be completed and the land will be cleared for potential future use. This is a transformative moment in Chartwell’s history and will position us for the growth and expansion we have long planned for and which our students deserve.
The winter issue of The Write Stuff is in the mail! You can view the online version here.
In Computer Science (CS) class, students are able to survey concepts, skills and strategies, fields, and careers. At the end of the course, they will choose a project to demonstrate their learning and newly-found passion for one area of CS.
Middle grade faculty members made a special effort this year to be sure a diverse array of holiday books were presented to students