Entries by Darsa Morrow

Learning from a Lamb Carcass: How Mack-Boulder Focuses on Experiential and Service Learning

A group of fifth graders is gathered around a table. On the table is a lamb—a dead one. In class, the students have been learning about how food is transformed from molecule to seed to farm to table and into their bodies, and now they are here at Blackbelly Market to learn about butchering. “What […]

Mack-Boulder Spotlight: Reading and Writing Rock!

“It’s hard for me to squeeze in all the reading and writing I want to do every day.” -a Mack-Boulder student In addition to a vigorous IB curriculum, Mackintosh Academy-Boulder has a strong dedication to nurturing and supporting avid readers and writers. The school has double-downed on the importance of developing a love of reading […]

Boulder Campus Spotlight: Fabulous Friday Explorations

Some kids would like nothing more than to spend extra time at school in the art lab, developing their pottery skills. Others might be passionate about learning how to handle emergencies in the wilderness. Friday Explorations at Mack-Boulder ensure that each student gets the chance to explore an area of interest that doesn’t usually occur […]

Mack-Boulder 5th Graders As Entrepreneurs

Two weeks ago, the halls and offices of Mackintosh Academy-Boulder were buzzing with fifth graders interviewing faculty, staff, and administrators. “What kinds of problems, large or small, do you encounter in your daily life here at school?” was the most overheard question.   The fifth grade is currently in the thick of an economics and entrepreneurship unit. […]