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Last night at back to school night . . .

We had an enjoyable time visiting the various classes that our sons and daughters move through everyday. Hopefully, it gave you a sense of their experience on an ongoing basis at Catlin Gabel—a taste of the intellectual life. I often say I want the Back to School Night phenomenon to leave you with the feeling that you want to go back to high school. At the end of the evening, as we were saying goodbye to everyone, one parent came up and said, ‘Sign me up, I want to go back to school!’ I hope most of you felt that way.

In my opening remarks last night I offered you a small part of a speech I gave to the students in our opening day assembly. As promised, here is a link to the whole speech I did as a podcast (to download click here or scroll down to listen below).  As I say in the introduction, I hope you find it engaging.

With kind regards,



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