When word reached the North Branch community of the November attacks in Mumbai, the students and faculty gathered to remember former NBS student, Naomi Scherr. The students created a garden in Naomi’s memory situated where visitors can draw strength from the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which have weathered many a storm through the […]
Every Friday, the school gathers in the afternoon for a half-hour assembly. This is a North Branch tradition that is part community meeting, part theater and part musical revue. Younger kids sit with their older book buddies and everyone shares what they have been working on and creating during the week. Krista’s Primary II class […]
Our first real snow of the winter came late – March 2nd. School was closed for a day. The snow lingers on the mountain top and in the shady areas of the playground, but it will all be gone by this weekend, when it is supposed to hit the high 60s. The new building is […]
In a beloved North Branch tradition, Primary teacher Sarah Gerome and her class celebrated Chinese New Year. Primary II spent weeks preparing drawings, decorations and scrolls. This year the dragon needed special refurbishing – the giant from St.George had been lying on the dragon in storage! The dragon turned out more beautiful than ever. The […]
Students at North Branch have performed the play St. George and The Dragon since the school was founded. It is a popular and much-loved annual tradition, attended by both current students and their families, as well as many alumni. The plot remains the same from year to year, but many of the songs, skits and […]
North Branch School and the village school in Sipascancha, Peru, are sister schools, a connection begun in 2007 through Steve Bouton, whose nephews attend NBS, and his mother, Ellen Bouton, who is on the NBS Board. The schools are similar in age range, and children in both schools are learning Spanish as their second language. […]
The new building is taking shape! It is scheduled to be completed this summer and will be ready for the opening of the 2009-2010 school year. It will have two classrooms, a computer lab, and office space.
In a long-standing tradition, North Branch was open on Martin Luther King Day. The school came together twice to celebrate with special assemblies. This clip, from the morning assembly, features the Seniors & Middle School Choir (5th-8th grade) singing “Come and Go With Me to That Land.”