Scholar Voices: Commencement 2016

Commencement is always an exciting day for Scholars, families, and staff as they celebrate Scholars’ hard work and achievements. At The Steppingstone Academy’s August 13 commencement ceremony, three commencing Scholars shared their thoughts on what Steppingstone has meant to them. Rosaylin, Summer Two Scholar and rising seventh-grader at Boston Latin School Welcome, families and Scholars, to…

Photo Gallery: Scenes from Commencement

On Saturday, August 13, MIT’s Kresge Auditorium overflowed with excitement, joy, and pride as Scholars, families, staff, and friends gathered for The Steppingstone Academy’s commencement ceremony. 103 members of the Class of 2016, all of whom are rising sixth- and seventh-graders, were honored with diplomas at the ceremony, which celebrated their hard work and the support they received from…

Ready for College!

Between the Common App, FAFSA, and campus visits, applying to college can seem like a daunting process. Where’s a Scholar to begin? This summer, Steppingstone’s College Services department has hosted a series of events designed to give Scholars the tools they need to apply to their dream schools. Here’s a glimpse at some of the events designed to…

Summer Snapshot

It’s hard to believe summer session is almost over! We’ve been so impressed with Scholars’ hard work and enthusiasm. Here’s a glimpse into some of what we’ve been up to. Mr. Carbone and Mr. Lindsay spoke about Steppingstone’s Four Pillars, which are integral to Steppingstone’s close-knit community. Ms. Ng. and Ms. DeLeon explained to commencing Scholars what will be…

Photo Gallery: Start of Summer!

Summer is underway at Steppingstone! The Milton Academy campus is abuzz with energy, and Scholars’ days are filled with academic classes, electives, and outdoor play time. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been up to so far!   If you’d like to come experience the enthusiasm and excitement of Steppingstone firsthand, contact us today to schedule your visit!

Week One Award Winners

Each week during the summer, we take the time to acknowledge some of the people who help make Steppingstone great. Members of the community nominate Scholars and staff who embody each week’s theme. Here’s some of what they had to say about Week One’s winners, all of whom were selected for their commitment to teamwork….

Walk The Walk: Teamwork!

Summer at Steppingstone is officially underway as we wrap up an exciting first week at Milton Academy! Whether they were attending their first-ever Latin classes, taking electives like “No-Bake Cooking” and “Upcycled Art,” participating in Field Day, or brushing up on their study skills, Scholars dove in with enthusiasm. This summer’s theme is “Walk the Walk.” Each…

Spotlight on: Sandra Monteiro and Connie Ramos

Every month, we highlight two outstanding Scholars in order to recognize their achievements as well as to encourage and inspire the rest of the community. This month, we would like to recognize two family members for achieving their dream of earning a college degree. Thank you for not only inspiring your Scholars but also the rest…

Scholar Voices: Summer Wisdom

This July and August, instead of lounging at the beach, Steppingstone Scholars will be working through engineering challenges, discussing the Bill of Rights, and improving their study skills.  For many incoming Scholars, spending the summer in “school” is a daunting prospect, and they’re not sure what to expect. That’s why each year we invite returning Scholars to…

Graduation Highlights

Every spring, Steppingstone staff members look forward to attending graduation ceremonies for Scholars who are concluding their high school careers and getting ready for college. We’re so proud of all the Scholars who graduated this spring!  Some of the honors Scholars received upon graduating: Hendricks Delva (Belmont Hill School) received the Milton L. Dodge Prize. The Dodge Prize is awarded by…

Q & A with Jane Ventrone

Jane Ventrone, Steppingstone’s Senior Director of Teaching and Learning, works with staff to create an engaging and educational curriculum for Steppingstone Scholars – a challenging task, given that Scholars attend schools all over the city and enter the program at different grades and levels. We sat down to chat with her about how staff make Steppingstone classes fun…

Steppingstone Spring Roundup!

We had an exciting few months at Steppingstone as the weather warmed up and Scholars of all ages celebrated everything they accomplished this school year. Before we officially kick off our summer programs, let’s take a glimpse back at springtime as a Steppingstone Scholar! April Vacation Activities Support Services hosted fun and enriching activities for middle and high school Scholars during April vacation….