Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Raising Kids Who Thrive: With Dr. Erica Reischer

Millennium School, a new independent middle school in San Francisco, and Drew School, an independent high school,  are delighted to co-host an event featuring Dr. Erica Reischer. A psychologist, author, speaker, and parenting coach, Dr. Reischer is also the author of the new book, "What Great Parents Do: 75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive." She also writes an award-winning blog for parents and educators.

Event Location: Drew School, 2901 California Street. San Francisco, CA 94115

FREE and open to the public.

Event begins at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm.

Seating is limited, so please reserve seats early - click here to RSVP.

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The Neuroscience of Raising Happy Kids
Oct
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Neuroscience of Raising Happy Kids

UPDATE: This event is now sold out. We'll post notes from the event to share with those who couldn't attend, and please feel free to join us for a later Speaker Series event!

Millennium School, a new independent middle school in San Francisco, and San Francisco Friends School, an independent K-8 school, are thrilled to host a special event featuring Dr. Dacher Keltner. Dr. Keltner's groundbreaking neuroscience work has applied the tools of modern science to understand well-being - what makes for happy, purposeful young people and adults? Dacher founded the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley, one of the leading institutes applying this research for parents and educators, and has written several books on the topic, including Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and the forthcoming The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. He also collaborated with Pixar on the film Inside Out, one of the most compelling presentations of neuroscience as it applies to adolescents.

Dr. Keltner's talk will be geared toward parents with kids approaching or in middle school, as well as educators serving students of this age. There will be a book-signing for The Power Paradox following the main event.

Event Location: Friends School, 250 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94103

FREE and open to the public.

Seating is limited, so please reserve seats early - click here to RSVP.

Event begins at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm.

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May
12
10:00am10:00am

Spring Information Session

Attending an Information Session is a great way for parents to meet the Millennium team and learn more about our progressive school and admissions process. We'll provide information about the school's philosophy, curriculum design, and unique academic structure with an emphasis on personal development. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and engage in conversation.

Information Session Location, May 12:  Stable Cafe Gallery, 2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco. Enter through the cafe's courtyard, and the gallery is located at the back. There is a public parking lot located at 17th Street and Folsom (map).

Space is limited. Please register here.

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Dec
8
9:30am 9:30am

Parent Information Session

For prospective parents interested in 6th grade enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year, we invite you to get to know our team, school, and admissions process better at one of our fall Parent Information Sessions. This session on December 8th will take place at Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco. 

Space is limited for this event; please register. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Dec
5
10:00am10:00am

Pop-Up School!

To give both parents and students a taste of our approach to learning, as a new school, we've created a series of "Pop-Up School" days. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lesson led by one of our faculty, while parents can observe a portion, and then join a separate forum to ask questions and meet the rest of the Millennium team.

It's also our way to meet prospective students in person, hear their ideas, and see how they engage in an interactive environment of their peers. We highly encourage all prospective student applicants to participate in one of our Pop-Up School Sessions to experience Millennium School in action.

We anticipate space will be limited for these events; please register

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Nov
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Parent Information Session

For prospective parents interested in 6th grade enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year, we invite you to get to know our team, school, and admissions process better at one of our fall Parent Information Sessions. This session on November 19th will take place at a central location in San Francisco, to be announced. 

Space is limited for this event; please register. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Nov
14
10:00am10:00am

Pop-Up School!

To give both parents and students a taste of our approach to learning, as a new school, we've created a series of "Pop-Up School" days. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lesson led by one of our faculty, while parents can observe a portion, and then join a separate forum to ask questions and meet the rest of the Millennium team.

It's also our way to meet prospective students in person, hear their ideas, and see how they engage in an interactive environment of their peers. We highly encourage all prospective student applicants to participate in one of our Pop-Up School Sessions to experience Millennium School in action. 

We anticipate space will be limited for these events; please register to reserve a space. 

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Nov
3
9:30am 9:30am

Parent Information Session

For prospective parents interested in 6th grade enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year, we invite you to get to know our team, school, and admissions process better at one of our fall Parent Information Sessions. This session on November 3rd will take place at Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco. 

Space is limited for this event; please register. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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How to Raise an Adult
Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult: featuring Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University

Our next Speaker Series event features Julie Lythcott-Haims, former longtime Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University. Her new book, How to Raise an Adult, explores the “overparenting” phenomenon and gives parents practical advice to step back and let their children lead more independent, meaningful lives.

During her talk, Julie Lythcott-Haims will discuss these issues in depth and share strategies for parents to help their children become more resilient and self-sufficient, so they may successfully navigate adulthood on their own. This talk is geared toward parents of middle and high schoolers, and all are welcome.

Event Location: Lick Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave. San Francisco, CA 94112

Wednesday, October 28th, 7:00 - 8:30pm.
Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited; please reserve seats early via Eventbrite.

Event begins at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm.

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Oct
24
10:00am10:00am

Pop-Up School!

To give both parents and students a taste of our approach to learning, as a new school, we've created a series of "Pop-Up School" days. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lesson led by one of our faculty, while parents can observe a portion, and then join a separate forum to ask questions and meet the rest of the Millennium team.

It's also our way to meet prospective students in person, hear their ideas, and see how they engage in an interactive environment of their peers. We highly encourage all prospective student applicants to participate in one of our Pop-Up School Sessions to experience Millennium School in action. 

We anticipate space will be limited for these events; please register to reserve a space. 

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Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Parent Information Session

For prospective parents interested in 6th grade enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year, we invite you to get to know our team, school, and admissions process better at one of our fall Parent Information Sessions. This session on October 8th will take place at Avenue, 3361 Mission Street, San Francisco. 

Space is limited for this event; please register through Ravenna (which requires creating a free account). We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

What Matters Most: Strategies for Raising Engaged, Empathetic, and Prepared Kids

What Matters Most: Strategies for Raising Engaged, Empathetic, and Prepared Kids
Featuring Dr. Madeline Levine, New York Times Bestselling Author

When:  
Monday, October 5, 2015
7:00pm-8:30pm

Where: 
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Register on Eventbrite at this link.

Event Description:
Millennium School
, a new independent middle school, and San Francisco Friends School, an independent K-8 school, are thrilled to host a special event featuring Dr. Madeline Levine. Dr. Levine’s extensive work as a clinical psychologist has given her a front-row seat to what’s really troubling children and teenagers today. Her New York Times bestselling books, The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well, explore these issues in depth and provide parents with solutions to help their children (and families) lead healthier and happier lives. She is also co-founder of Challenge Success, a research-based organization that offers students, parents, and schools alternative models for success that lead to more authentic, purpose-driven lives.

Dr. Levine’s talk will be geared towards parents of middle schoolers (and almost middle schoolers). She will discuss ways to help your children know themselves better, so they may navigate the world tenaciously and with purpose.

Free and open to the public.

Register on Eventbrite at this link.

Seating is limited and will sell out, so please reserve seats early.

Event begins at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm.

For more on Millennium School, visit www.millenniumschool.org
For more on San Francisco Friends School, visit www.sffriendsschool.org

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Sep
29
9:30am 9:30am

Parent Information Session

For prospective parents interested in 6th grade enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year, we invite you to get to know our team, school, and admissions process better at one of our fall Parent Information Sessions. This session on September 29th will take place at Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco. 

Space is limited for this event; please register through Ravenna (which requires creating a free account). We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Sep
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sparking Creativity: Imagining Tomorrow's Schools

  • Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're thrilled to be the lead sponsor for "Sparking Creativity: Imagining Tomorrow's Schools," an event focused on parents and featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers. Here's the short description from Challenge Success, the Stanford-based nonprofit organizing the event; see the link below to reserve tickets.

Join us for an interactive discussion on fostering creativity in schools and at home: How do we encourage creativity in our kids and develop a generation of innovators and problem solvers? How can educators and parents spark creativity in daily activities? What is the connection between creativity and authentic success?

Tickets are available at www.challengesuccess.org. The past years' events have sold out, so we recommend booking early. The event is open to the public, with adult tickets for $10; student tickets are free.

 

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Aug
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Salon Series #3: What is Good Health?

What is Good Health?
"Health" class or PE often brings to mind forced runs around the track, or other underwhelming athletic experiences. What if we could step back from this, and ask what it would mean to be deeply healthy physically as an adolescent. Can we expect degrees of mastery from every student in an athletic pursuit? What would we want students to know about what they eat? Is there a place for mind-body practices like yoga or aikido?

This Salon event will be hosted at Avenue, a meeting space at 3361 Mission St. We'll provide light food. Because of the small-group nature of these conversations, we have a limited number of spots available, and ask that you reserve a seat if interested, and please open the seat if you become unavailable to attend. We look forward to a rich conversation!

Register here
 

About Millennium School's Salon Series
Millennium School's Salons are conversations about essential topics in education. In each conversation, a small group of 10-20 people dives into a key topic around what matters most in adolescent education, what school could ideally be, and how to make it happen. We aim to draw a range of people with important perspectives: parents, students, educators, scientists, researchers and others. No expertise in the topic is required; an open and curious mind is all we ask!

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Jul
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Salon Series #2: A Citizen of the World

A Citizen of the World
Most would agree that learning to be a global citizen is an essential element of modern education. But what does this really mean? Can students learn this without travel? If we could do anything, what would an ideal global experience look like for early adolescents? How important are foreign languages in middle school, and can we teach them more effectively than the normal group classes?

This Salon event will be hosted at Sandbox Suites, a co-working space at 567 Sutter St. We'll provide light food. Because of the small-group nature of these conversations, we have a limited number of spots available, and ask that you reserve a seat if interested, and please open the seat if you become unavailable to attend. We look forward to a rich conversation!

Register here
 

About Millennium School's Salon Series
Millennium School's Salons are conversations about essential topics in education. In each conversation, a small group of 10-20 people dives into a key topic around what matters most in adolescent education, what school could ideally be, and how to make it happen. We aim to draw a range of people with important perspectives: parents, students, educators, scientists, researchers and others. No expertise in the topic is required; an open and curious mind is all we ask!

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Jul
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Salon Series #1: The Mathematician's Lament

The Mathematician's Lament
Many feel that math is being taught in a way which drains it of the natural awe, curiosity, and power of the subject. In Paul Lockhart's famous essay, "The Mathematician's Lament," he argues that math is closer to an art and should be taught as such. Why do we really study math?

This Salon event will be hosted at the Noe Valley Library's Meeting Room. We'll provide light food. Because of the small-group nature of these conversations, we have a limited number of spots available, and ask that you reserve a seat if interested, and please open the seat if you become unavailable to attend. We look forward to a rich conversation!

Register here

About Millennium School's Salon Series
Millennium School's Salons are conversations about essential topics in education. In each conversation, a small group of 10-20 people dives into a key topic around what matters most in adolescent education, what school could ideally be, and how to make it happen. We aim to draw a range of people with important perspectives: parents, students, educators, scientists, researchers and others. No expertise in the topic is required; an open and curious mind is all we ask!

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Apr
25
10:00am10:00am

Parent Coffee

Join us for a casual conversation with Millennium School's co-founders, Jeff Snipes and Chris Balme. Jeff and Chris will outline the school's vision, discuss the admissions process, and answer parent questions about the school. Special thanks to Melanie Moore for organizing this event.

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Overloaded & Underprepared: Today's Adolescents and How to Navigate School
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Overloaded & Underprepared: Today's Adolescents and How to Navigate School

Featuring Dr. Denise Pope, Stanford School of Education
7:00 - 8:30pm | Hosted by Millennium School, at the Bay School: 35 Keyes Avenue, San Francisco

How do I raise a healthy adolescent amidst all the pressure to perform?
How do I choose a middle or high school where my child will be healthy and successful?
What's MY role as a parent to support them through these critical years?

Millennium School, a new independent middle school opening in 2016, and the Bay School, an independent high school, are delighted to announce an event featuring Denise Pope of the Stanford School of Education. Denise's well-known research and previous books have helped parents and educators find a better balance for their kids, enabling academic success without creating "pressure cooker" environments. In this event, designed for parents whose kids are entering or in middle or high school, Denise will share the most recent research on raising healthy, successful adolescents in today's high-pressure environment.

FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited and will sell out. Please reserve your seats early at http://millenniumschool.eventbrite.com
Doors open at 6:30pm; Event begins at 7pm.

For more on Millennium School: www.millenniumschool.org
For more on the Bay School: www.bayschoolsf.org

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Apr
21
8:15am 8:15am

Parent Coffee

Join us for a casual conversation with Millennium School's co-founders, Jeff Snipes and Chris Balme. Jeff and Chris will outline the school's vision, discuss the admissions process, and answer parent questions about the school. Special thanks to Brian Rovner for organizing this event. 

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