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From 13 WHAM News, November 22, 2021

 

The Harley School 3rd grade class learned entrepreneurial skills with annual Harlic Garlic sale on Monday.

Students grew, harvested and sold organic cloves of garlic to the school community.

Over the past few months, students have been planting and tending to an organic garlic garden on school grounds to prepare for the sale.

They have been splitting garlic heads and measuring planting squares.

Students also used class time to learn basic marketing skills and create posters to hang up around school.

Families pre-ordered cloves and students were taught how to give correct change so they could run the stand independently.

Now that the sale is over, the class will vote on a cause that they want the proceeds to benefit.

Story link: https://13wham.com/news/local/3rd-graders-learn-entrepreneurial-skills-with-garlic

Students may create independent studies with supervising teachers throughout their Upper School experience or, during Grade 12, they can design Capstone projects—intensive collaborations with Harley faculty and off-campus mentors—involving rigorous academic study and culminating in public presentations. They are empowered to create their own curriculum, set goals, and work on time management skills in order to accomplish their objectives.

Independent Studies run the gamut from The Psychology of Sports to Furniture Design to The Neuroimaging of Alzheimer’s Disease. Capstones, meanwhile, are as diverse as the students who pursue them: Fictional Rochester, Autobiographical Art, Biomimicry Education, Organic Fuel, and Rochester Refugees. 

Indicative of Upper School curiosity and creativity, pursuits such as these distinguish our graduates in college. Through deep dives of this sort, Harley students master more than speaking, writing, and computing: they learn to communicate, advocate, collaborate, organize, listen, and empathize. 

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