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French students prepare for exam

Senior Miley Sherman presents her practice presentation for Paper 1 in SL French. The class will continue presentations next week.
November 13, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Year 2 International Baccalaureate Standard Level French students practiced Paper 1, an exam they will take in the spring, by writing a persuasive essay on any movement of their choice. “For...

TOK classes prepare presentations

Senior Kate Wing practices her presentation during Theory of Knowledge. The class had multiple work periods leading up to the presentation
October 29, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Seniors practiced Theory of Knowledge presentations today in preparation for their final presentations next week.  “I am doing my presentation on the history of Ivy League Schools and...

First-year IB juniors attend CAS meeting

Head of School Rachel Simpson addresses juniors about the importance of CAS. The meeting was held over two days to accommodate the differences in students' location of their A period class.
September 11, 2019

First-year IB students had their second of two CAS meetings this morning during CoLab in the Learning Commons. The first meeting was held yesterday for Convent students in the Williams Library.  The...

Overseas for college

STUDYING ABROAD Jocelyn Friday (’09), left, and a classmate hold up numbers to represent their 2013 graduation from the University of St Andrews. After majoring in computer sciences and mathematics and earning her BSc at University of St Andrews, Friday earned her MSc from the University of Edinburgh.
International schools provide focused studies
February 14, 2019

Attending college overseas can give students a focused education with independence, all for a fraction of the cost of schools in the United States. “Finances of international schools is a huge draw...

IB seniors complete forensic simulations

Seniors Rachel Cramer and Sophie Mack complete a blood spatter lab in physics. Students in all sciences completed labs relating to Forensics as part of an IB Science requirement.
January 16, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE International Baccalaureate seniors solved simulated murder cases in class as part of an interdisciplinary science activity required by the IB Programme. “I did a lab that investigated...

French students work on creative writing assignment

Seniors Jordan Russell, Caroline Phillips, and Laura Bourne read through their script. Students received edits on their work.
September 16, 2018

Students in a combined Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate higher-level French class worked together in two teams to write an alternate ending to the play, Art by Yasmina Reza, which they...

Seniors sit for first year of IB testing

IB reading week allows candidates time to prepare for exams.
May 24, 2018

For the first time at Convent and Stuart Hall, Advanced Placement exams were not the only cumulative assessments seniors took in May. For three weeks, 28 seniors in the International Baccalaureate Programme...

‘Groundbreaking’ IB Visual Art final exhibition opens

Students and parents explore Olivia Matthes’ art pieces during the exhibition. Along with Matthes, many students incorporated an interactive aspect to their pieces — including shining light, music and turning pages.
April 12, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE After a year and a half of preparation, creation and curation, senior International Baccalaureate Higher Level and Standard Level Visual Arts students presented their complete collections...

IB student art show begins

Maggie Walter views Sophie Mack’s piece at the opening reception. The artwork will be showcased  in the Syufy Gallery, which was renovated a couple of years ago.
December 6, 2017

Junior and senior art work will be displayed for the next two weeks in the Syufy Gallery, after months of work in International Baccalaureate art classes. As a part of the theme “We are all a work...

IB Spanish class takes field trip to taqueria

Some students wear jackets in anticipation of rain as they walk on Union street. The class went to La Canasta Taqueria during their Spanish period.
November 15, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students in IB HL Spanish left the classroom today and took a trip to a taqueria where they sampled Mexican dishes and conversed in Spanish. “We had an assignment where we had to plan...

The Apexer and student created mural unveiled

Sophomore Lauren Tulley explains the color choices of the mural to sophomores Cat Webb-Purkis and Sophia Aeby. Tulley worked with two other students to help to coordinate the mural and it’s location.
November 13, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE After a month of planning and organization and 12 hours of painting, student leaders of the 10th-12th grades and IB art students unveiled a large scale mural in the four division cafeteria. “All...

IB students visit SFMOMA

Juniors Abby Anderson and Maggie Walter analyze a work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The IB students were two of a large group who went to the museum to explore different art pieces and artists.
October 17, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Year One IB junior art students left early from G Period for a field trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to prepare for their upcoming comparative studies. The SFMOMA is a non-profit...

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