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  • Of Wonders Wild and New: The Poster Parade

    Creativity, enthusiasm, and a bit of whimsical madness circled the grass last week in the form of the Sixth Grade Poster Parade. The sixth graders had worked for weeks crafting posters with scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Both books have been part…

  • What Are Your Children Doing This Summer?

    For children, the stretch of summer months suggests freedom and play. They long for the time and space to celebrate the joys of youth. And they need summer. According to a recent American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) report, “Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional…

  • Katie (Holder) Kristof

    I am an MBA student at USC Marshall with a concentration in marketing and management studies. I hope to bring my passion for marketing and entrepreneurial spirit into a career in healthcare. I love solving problems, gathering insights and generating creative strategies to address specific business challenges. I work to strengthen teams by incorporating various…

  • The Benefits of Music in a School Setting

    Carden Hall believes that music enhances child development, improves social skills, adds joy and variety to learning, and benefits children of all ages. In addition, music helps to strengthen memory skills. Daily singing builds a love of music and the joys of song. Our students perform musical numbers at every assembly, including special, themed grade…

  • The Importance of STEM In A Child’s Education

    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A STEM education is extremely important for children at a young age because it helps to foster critical thinking, to increase science literacy, and to provide children with the skills necessary for the next generation of innovators. At Carden Hall all students in Pre-K through fourth grades…

  • How Carden Hall Develops Leaders of Character, Vision, and Service

    At Carden Hall we develop leaders of character, vision, and service. When you first arrive at Carden Hall, you will notice a sign that reads “Enter to Learn.” Learning serves as a cornerstone of Carden Hall’s philosophy. Character Development Character development goes hand-in-hand with the development of children’s minds. You send your child to school…

  • The Importance of Play For Pre-K Children

    Children love to play. In fact, play is a child’s “work,” and as they play, they learn. Albert Einstein noted that play is “the highest form of research.” Watch young children at play, and you will be delighted by their tremendous energy, unbridled curiosity, and joy. This is why Carden Hall has made play an…

  • An Overview of the Carden Hall Pre-Kindergarten Program

    Children at play are really hard at work. Young children are intellectually curious and eager to learn about their world. Our Pre-K program builds upon these youthful inclinations with hands-on, child-selected, interest-based play activities in our natural outdoor play area and in our classrooms with varied play centers. These facilities, our age-appropriate, creative curriculum, and…

  • Three Characteristics of Carden Hall Students

    At Carden Hall we commit ourselves to teaching children the values, knowledge, and skills upon which happy, successful lives are built. Below we have listed three characteristics of Carden Hall students that set them apart when they transition to high school. 1. Leadership Qualities As early as preschool the students are taught the importance of…

  • What Makes The Carden Curriculum Unique?

    After more than a half century of sharing the wisdom of Mae Carden, the light continues to shine brightly at Carden Hall. As a direct result of Mae Carden’s lifelong dedication to teaching, the students at Carden Hall benefit each day from a Carden education, which was created to bring out the ability for each…