Saturday, February 06, 2010
I drove the TH Daughter to school this morning, she being a day student at The Lawrenceville School, and snapped this picture of "Pop Hall" with my Blackberry. Yes, classes are a go this Saturday morning. As we've written before ("Exeter on ice"), nothing stops a Northeastern boarding school!
In 1968, Phillips (Andover) canceled classes due to weather on the Monday after Thanksgiving. A severe snowstorm hit the Northeast on Thanksgiving weekend stranding over 50% of the students who had gone home over the break. I remember having to shovel our way out of the dorm. It was the first time in memory that the school had canceled classes due to weather.
HavIng ushered all of my kids through L'Ville as day students, it has always amazed me how the kids like Saturday classes. Among other things, it allows for competitive sports mid-week for those who participate, or mid-week rehearsals for those in the arts. Great way to clear the head, my kids always believed. But day students do need to make lots of effort to be included in clubs and social life. It's a great place, as you probably would also say (as an alum) and I do hope she enjoys it.