Following extensive deliberation, it is now clear that we will not be able to run our Core Leadership California for Educators program this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to resume our Core Leadership California programming in 2021 and hope you will join us next summer, July 12-16, 2021.
Across our three divisions, our students, teachers, parents, trustees, and alumni are choosing to remain committed to one another, our School, and our core values of safety, trust, respect, belonging, and inclusion.
Our students have continued their academic work without interruption using a combination of materials distributed in advance and now electronically; real-time and recorded classes delivered through a variety of integrated platforms; and one-to-one support from their teachers provided by email, telephone, and other electronic means.
Though we are now obligated to socially distance, and we’re precluded from the daily face-to-face contact with one another that we will never again take for granted, ours is still a community in which every day, we do our best to joyfully mind the gap between what we are and what we wish to be, and to do our world some measure of good as we help each other be safe.
Our deep and abiding dedication to cultivating our students’ sense of belonging has not been shelved simply because we are not physically together. Indeed, we feel an intensified obligation to maintain community and foster joy even while we function remotely.
Each division has a curated approach to this time of uncertainty and is providing daily instruction synchronous with our on campus schedule when possible.
We deeply appreciate all of the faculty education super-powers, and how seamlessly the transition to virtual school has been for our son because of your dedication. It’s been almost a month, and still he regularly comes “home” from classes happy and inspired.
– Jolie, Parent ’22
I have been completely blown away by the teachers and faculty! I still can't believe that we ended classroom instruction on Friday, and by Monday both of my children had full, thoughtful, comprehensive and organized instruction. I cannot thank you enough for your leadership and hard work during these challenging times, it really shows. I feel that both of my children are in a routine, are calm, adjusting well and feeling supported and connected. It brings me so much joy to see them engaged in their work-my favorite was watching Alden dance and sing to a Chinese rap song, it made my day!
– Erica, Parent ' 21, '24, '29
We’re so impressed by Stevenson and as far as we can tell, at least for 7th grade, they managed in 2 days to move fully online. It’s amazing, and we are so happy that Daphne’s education is still moving forward. We are so grateful, I’m almost at a loss for words.
– Eva, Parent '25
We have been keenly keeping up with all of the communications and are in receipt of all of the lesson plans and detailed expectations for the girls' ongoing education during this very disruptive time. We are so impressed and thankful! While this feels like the “worst of times” it is heartening to know that in a time of great stress Stevenson shines as an example of care, diligence, and coordination.
– Calvin, Parent '24, P '26, P'30