This is an excerpt from the 2022 Summer Issue of the Galax Magazine.
When we gathered as a community on Sunday, May 22nd for the Class of 2022’s Commencement, it marked the end of the 122nd academic year at Christ School. It was a year that started with our entire community wearing masks and ended with us enjoying hopeful messages from Father Kirk Brown at Baccalaureate in St. Joseph’s Chapel for the first time as a school since 2019.
The Class of 2022 is an especially talented and committed class, leading Christ School through a continued pandemic and leadership transition. They are a class of academicians, athletes, artists, dreamers, outdoorsman, above all, leaders. They re-established Christ School’s customs and traditions while creating new ones, 比如绿夹克典礼, performing our school’s new Alma Mater, 吉姆和伊莉斯·卡萨里诺共同编剧. This class leaves an indelible mark on Christ School and the broader 阿什维尔 community. 我们对他们心存感激.
The spring semester was full of campus activity including a return to Pingree (offline since October for structural repairs), 艺术之夜, 钢琴独奏会, 春季田径, 大于8,000 hours of community service – a record for Christ School.
Christ School’s spring Auction (Work Hard - Play Hard) was a success, 筹集350美元,000 in support of renovating the Patrick Beaver Student Center. 我们的校友非常慷慨, 父母, friends allows us to begin renovations this June. 我们的 inaugural Grandparent’s Day brought 130 grand父母 onto campus. The boys were on their best behavior, serving as tour guides and welcoming loved ones around campus. Christ School’s annual Day of Giving well surpassed our goal and last year’s record, 筹集超过1美元.2800万年. The campus was lively over 校友的周末, providing a fun and festive opportunity for our students and alumni to enjoy what makes Christ School so special: our people. We are thankful for the immense support of our students, 家庭, alumni who ensure our solid foundation and traditions, 同时投资我们的未来.
通过董事会的支持, Christ School engaged Safe Havens International this winter, a nationally recognized campus safety firm from Charlotte, to review our safety and emergency preparedness policies and protocols, which they recently completed after spending two days on campus. 我们教员的安全, 工作人员, 学生仍然是重中之重, 我们孩子们的健康也很重要. This summer we will share improvements for their wellbeing based on the survey data we collected in February and have studied in taskforces since. Christ School will continue to provide a safe, 有纪律的, supportive environment for our boys to grow into well-adjusted, 自信的未来领导者.
As I write this letter at the end of my first year as 校长, I reflect on how much I have learned from the boys. 我知道了什么对他们来说是重要的. I have learned when to challenge them and when to be challenged by them. I have learned that Christ School is unlike anywhere else. I look ahead with excitement to next year and to continuing our mission to develop men of good character in our 123rd year as a school.
Since 1900, Christ School has been committed to fostering the growth of boys – 在学业上在情感上, 社会, 精神上. 我们独特的环境, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge 山 and near the rich cultural hub of 阿什维尔, is an ideal place for boys to develop their innate sense of courage and adventure, while honing their intellect and creativity. 我们的 教师、教练和宿舍家长 – the majority of whom live on campus – serve as positive role models, dedicated to bringing out each boy’s full potential.
Research shows that male students learn differently than female students. 在十大靠谱网赌平台, the classroom environment is geared toward the male learning style, 为学生的学业成功做好准备. Students also have the freedom to pursue activities and interests without the social pressures that can occur in co-ed schools. 我们的孩子们变得可靠了, 宽容, confident men who are not afraid to fail and never shy away from challenges. They learn to have faith in themselves and the utmost consideration for the needs of others.
Resting on the outskirts of the Great Smoky 山, 阿什维尔 is a mecca for art and culture. Surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty, the downtown area is filled with interesting architecture and street performers. 这是一个美食城, 微型啤酒厂小镇, 音乐之城, 一个工艺艺术小镇, 一个户外小镇, 还有一个大学城.
一片欣欣向荣的从农场到餐桌的绿色景象, a flourishing network of family farms and farmers markets, a growing roster of award-winning chefs combine to create the ideal food climate in 阿什维尔.
阿什维尔 as a world-class symphony and a vibrant local arts scene. Some of the most popular attractions include:
Stroll around and visit artists in their studios.
Enjoy spectacular views and a world-class golf course and spa.
Come see how the Vanderbilts lived and shop, dine, explore the beautifully manicured gardens.