Our five-week summer program starts on July 6th and ends on August 9th. Academic classes happen in the morning as usual, but many of the courses offered are aimed at student interests and include hands-on, interactive curriculum. Afternoons feature community trips, local and further away, for enrichment, career exploration, and just plain fun.
We are pleased to announce that Tim Gallagher joined our team as Associate Director on June 1st. Tim comes to us with a wealth of experience in education and we are excited that he has joined the Farr Community.
In 2021, we have ten students graduating -- a true testament to their hard work and perseverance, especially during this challenging year. All seniors are invited to our annual Senior Dinner attended by Farr Administrators and Homeroom Teacher/Counselors. This year, the event will be held at Farr Academy on Monday, June 7th from 5 to 7 pm. Graduation will take place at 9:30 am on Friday, June 18th, at the Christian Life Center on Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge. In accordance with Massachusetts DESE guidelines, each graduate is allowed to bring up to six guests to share in this milestone. All of us at Farr Academy are proud of our graduates and gratified to be able to share this special day with them!
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently announced that MCAS testing would go forward this Spring. Schools must administer both Math and ELA from May 3-June 11. All 10th graders are required to take both tests; 11th graders can take them for scholarship purposes. At Farr, we are doing ELA this week and Math next week. All 9th graders are required to take the Science MCAS between June 1-June 11.
On Thursday, March 25th, Director Jami Langley was honored to join Sara Skonieczny (Teaching Fellow) as a guest speaker, to talk virtually with Sara's students in the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Self Care and Wellness for Educators, Practitioners, and Schools. Other topics included working in trauma-informed care settings and the importance of professional development and supervision with a self care focus. In this picture, Jami and Sara discuss the presentation and answer questions asked by the students.