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Construction Begins on Siena's New Addition

Posted On: 7/1/2016 6:49 PM
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Siena Partners with Learning Ally to Create a Book

Posted On: 4/6/2017 4:05 PM
The Siena School Project: Here to be Heard
In support of Learning Ally’s Build-A-Book initiative, over thirty Siena students in grades 4-12 contributed original short stories, poems, illustrations, and works of art for a collaborative anthology.
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Students' Video Debuts at National Conference

Posted On: 3/7/2017 9:39 AM
Siena students' stop-motion film selected for 2017 NAIS Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. 
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Siena Senior Gives Inspirational Speech at Celebration

Posted On: 11/2/2016 4:42 PM
Each year a student is asked to speak at Siena's Annual Celebration, please enjoy listening to this thoughtful and moving speech.
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Siena Awarded Re-accreditation for Sustaining Excellence

Posted On: 10/27/2016 3:24 PM
Siena earns top recognition from Middle States Association.
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Siena Voted Best for Families

Posted On: 8/2/2016 10:00 AM
The Siena School would like to thank everyone who voted for us in Washington FAMILY Magazine’s 2016 “Best for Families” Survey. We are honored and grateful to have been voted Best Special Needs School as well as Runner-Up for Best Private High School.
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Posted On: 11/10/2015 3:37 PM
Educational Workshop Series 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
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The Synapse Project

Posted On: 5/3/2016 11:28 AM
Center for the Study of Learning (CSL) at Georgetown University teams with Siena students
 The graduate students in Dr. Eden’s center and Dr. Lucas’s 10th graders got together, with the neuroscience students leading a four-day brain-awareness teaching initiative focused on teaching brain imaging methods and its application to the neural bases of reading.
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Summer Academic Program Begins June 27th

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:49 AM
Our academic summer school provides students ages 9-15 with a positive instructional experience that works on review, reinforcement and enhancement of academic skills.
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Siena Celebrates 10 Years!

Posted On: 10/13/2015 11:04 AM
We are grateful to all of the families, teachers, alumni, and professionals, who have helped Siena reach a major milestone: our 10th Anniversary as a school.
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Neuroscience and Education Presentation: A Partnership to Advance Reading Skills

Posted On: 11/5/2015 11:07 AM

Tuesday, November 17, 2015  7:00pm

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New Siena Family Welcome Picnic

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:48 AM
Come help welcome new Siena families to the Siena community at a potluck style picnic...
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Siena Stewardship Day 3/30

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:46 AM
All students and staff will participate in Siena's Stewardship Day. The purpose of stewardship day is for the entire student body and teachers to learn about an environmental problem facing our local and global communities, participate in service projects and spend time outside having fun and giving back. We begin our day with a presentation from Davey Rogner, a graduate of Springbrook High...
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Stretching Kids Without Breaking Them 3/24 @ 7:00pm

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:45 AM
Finding the "sweet spot" for challenging and inspiring adolescents. Join psychologist Dr. Bill Stixrud and Siena Head of School Clay Kaufman for a conversation about how we can challenge and motivate students by tapping into their strengths and engaging them in their own learning. Bill Stixrud will share his current thinking regarding the latest brain research as it pertains to motivation and...
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Written Language and the LD Student-Workshop

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:38 AM
Saturday, November 18th, 2017  8:30am-3:30pm  
With the right strategies for organizing, brainstorming and planning, students can write productively and thoroughly, and you can help them! Learn about multisensory methods for teaching writing, as tested and implemented at The Siena School .
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POSTPONED- WEATHER!! Dr. Guinevere Eden, presents: “Neuroscience and Education: A promising Partnership for Success”

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:42 AM
POSTPONED- WEATHER!! Tuesday March 3, 2015   7:00 pm at The Siena SchoolDescription: Neuroscience is providing insights into the brain-based mechanisms that serve skills critical to educational domains such as reading. Dr. Eden will review the recent advances in brain imaging studies of reading, of dyslexia, the neural basis of successful tutoring of students with dyslexia as well as...
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"What is grit?" Sunday, March 8th from 3-5 pm @The Siena School

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:40 AM
"What is grit, how do I cultivate grit in my children, and why does it matter, especially in the competitive 21st century?" Register today and learn proven strategies in building grit along with how to identify and set meaningful and purposeful goals with Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP coach, best-selling author, speaker and educator in the fields of empowerment, change, and the science of...
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Improving Reading Comprehension Workshop

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:36 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015  8:30 am - 3:30 pmThis workshop will address the research behind what impacts comprehension and present effective multisensory strategies to improve comprehension such as the Modified, the Directed, Pre-Reading Approach. The workshop will include effective hands-on activities such as Brain Gym (for teaching directionality), visualizing, vocabulary-building..​.
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New Student Application Deadline- February 6th

Posted On: 9/22/2015 12:23 PM
We will begin reviewing individual applications as soon as all elements of the application package are received.
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Washington Post Magazine's Article Featuring Siena

Posted On: 10/12/2015 11:56 AM
November 3, 2013 The Education Issue highlights independent education and the benefits for students and families.  The featured section titled Learning Differences are Honored at Siena, is one portion of the article on The Independent School Experience.Be sure to read the second article in this issue titled Private Education Benefits Students and Families.  Siena was also quoted here...
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