Entries by kristi

“The X”: The Primary Years Exhibition Turns Students into “Xperts”

On April 26, 2016, Mackintosh Academy Littleton 6th graders presented their International Baccalaureate Primary Years Exhibition projects to parents, teachers, faculty, staff, and students.  Known around campus as “The X,” the Exhibition is the culmination of the Primary Years Program (PYP) – the crowning moment when students become “Xperts” and make the transition from the […]

How the International Baccalaureate Sets You up for Lifelong Success

By Sharon Muench, Mack Littleton IB Programme Coordinator The International Baccalaureate Programmes’ framework nurtures not only students, but citizens of the world. Students are taught to be active and engaged participants in the classroom. They are not simply taught book smarts, but learn the life skills to be successful in today’s world. Finally, IB students […]

Six Ways Parents Can Nurture Gifted Girls

By Kristi Holmes Espineira, Mackintosh Academy Littleton Director of Advancement Gifted girls seem to be everywhere in popular culture recently. From the brilliant African-American women mathematicians and computer programmers in the film “Hidden Figures,” to the expert linguist who cracks the key to communicating with aliens in “Arrival,” to the highly gifted young girl struggling […]

The Mackintosh Middle Years Program: Vibrant, Challenging and Fun!

By Beth Steklac, Director of Admissions and Assistant Head of School Our middle years students won’t look back on their years at Mackintosh Academy as a time when they were lost in a crowd, overwhelmed by cliques or tuned out or bored in class.  At Mack, our middle schoolers are supported by a warm, caring community […]

Littleton Campus Spotlight: BRIGHT GIRLS, BRILLIANT JOURNEYS Girls in Science Workshop Feb. 25

By Diane Dunne, Mack Littleton Head of School Last June, I had the marvelous experience of watching my son receive his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from one of the world’s premier universities. In addition to the tremendous pride I felt that day, I was inspired by the international diversity represented in the faces and languages […]