Meet Steppingstone’s Peer Leaders!

Arba – Hello, Steppingstone Scholars! My name is Arba, and I am one of the six new peer leaders this year. I was part of Academy Six and I commenced in 2013. I was born in Northern Italy as the daughter of Albanian immigrants, and I moved to Boston when I was seven years old. I…

Congratulations #CSAClass3!

On Thursday, June 1, Boston’s South End was filled with excitement, joy, and pride as Scholars, families, and friends gathered for the College Success Academy’s (CSA’s) 2017 Commencement ceremony. After years of hard work (including more than 1,000 hours of extra class time and constant dedication to their studies), Class 3 Scholars gathered to honor…

Scholar Voice: Setting Goals

Each year, a small group of 10th and 11th grade Scholars is selected to serve as Peer Leaders. Chosen for their leadership skills and dedication to Steppingstone, they’re responsible for tutoring and mentoring fellow Scholars. In addition, they share life lessons and goals in the quarterly Support Services Update. Nathalie Diaz-Troncoso ’13, a sophomore at Boston Latin…

Scholar Voice: Five Life Hacks For Surviving Steppingstone

Written by Ehinomeh, Grade 7 Hi, everyone! Are you ever in that position where you are feeling like, “Ahhhh! So much homework”? I know I am. Here are Five Life Hacks to Get You Through Dreadful but ‘Fun’ Homework. Before you start working, make sure your work area is clean! Because homework and dirty workspace…

My Search for Summer Opportunities

Carmen Esquivel ’12 is a sophomore at Newton Country Day School and a Steppingstone Peer Leader. This summer, she is traveling and pursuing leadership opportunities. She shared her thoughts on seeking meaningful summer experiences. In the past, I definitely did not do as much as I possibly could have when going about finding summer opportunities. My summer…

Spotlight on: Stephanie Granados

When Scholars are stuck on a tough math problem or challenging essay, they know they can turn to Steppingstone tutors for help. Stephanie Granados ’13, a high school Scholar, is one of those tutors. Stephanie volunteers her time at Steppingstone’s College Success Academy (CSA), where she serves as a role model and helps younger Scholars…

Next Stop, Hollywood! Scholar Movie: Allen’s First Week At Steppingstone

Scholars spend their summers hard at work in the classroom brushing up on academic subjects and getting ahead for the coming school year. It’s not all work, though, as they get the chance to participate in electives like Soccer, No-Bake Cooking, and Lego Challenge. This summer, Steppingstone Academy Scholars Allen and Julien had a blast making…

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…

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….

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…

Scholar Voices: A Chat With Nawal and Rachel

Steppingstone’s annual Welcome Event is a great chance for admitted Scholars to meet their classmates, get a glimpse at what their future as Scholars holds, and get insider advice from Scholars who have been there before. This year, fifth grade College Success Academy Scholars Nawal and Rachel shared with the newest Scholars their insights about life at…

Scholar Voice: Dorlie Registre

Each month, Steppingstone Scholars have a new “theme” that inspires them to be the best Scholars they can be. This school year, every month’s theme began with the phrase “Be More.” Here, College Success Academy Scholar Dorlie Registre, a fifth-grader at the Gardner Pilot Academy, writes about what being more reflective means to her. This…