Dear Alumni & Friends:
As many of you know, our school seal features a lantern and the school’s motto, Omnibus Lucet. Loosely translated, it means The light shines for all. And as we welcome the 2015-16 school year to our elm tree shaded hillside, we are already busy trimming the wick, refilling the oil, and re-igniting the flame.
This year, LA welcomes 390 students from 18 states and 22 different countries, with an equal split of 195 boarders and 195 day students. Switching the order of operations up a little due to a late Labor Day, our classes began this past Wednesday, and 128 new students and 20 student leaders head off to Windsor Mountain for orientation weekend tomorrow.
As head of school Dan Scheibe reminded us in opening assembly, knowledge is a light to be shared. Acting Director of Studies Arthur Karp echoed him, saying that academics are the most important means for students to express who they are and to take responsibility for who they want to become, and LA is here to inspire students to figure out how to make those two things happen.
Keeping our powerful educational mission and motto front and center in all we do, we are off to a promising start to our 223rd year. Two videos highlight our motto and our mission and will, most likely, inspire you:
LA Admissions Video
From the hillside,
Assistant Head of School
BTW: True to tradition, the whole school will be climbing Mt. Monadnock on Mountain Day on Monday, September 21. I encourage alumni to write with Mountain Day stories or pictures. Lastly, opening games on our new turf field will be on Saturday, September 26, with varsity field hockey at 1:00 p.m. vs. Milton, and varsity football playing Cheshire Academy at 3:30 p.m. If you are in the area, stop by Murbach Field for the action!
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