Negotiating Global Issues

Vaidehi Bhavaraju ’21 shares her experience attending the San Diego Diplomacy Council Conference. The San Diego Diplomacy Council hosted a conference on the 20th of September, which about 60 students attended. During the conference, students were placed into a room to take part in a simulation. The simulation consisted of five different organizations that were…

The World of Politics

Bruno Wilensky Ghonaim ’23 shares his experience attending the San Diego Diplomacy Council Conference. The San Diego Diplomacy Council Conference (SDDCC) was an amazing experience that showed me how complex and diverse the world of politics and diplomacy really is. On the 20th of September, a group of students was selected to visit the SDDCC….

Comic-Con for Technical Theater

During spring break 2019, La Jolla Country Day School students explored their passions and expanded their minds. Jordan Breise ’21 shares her experience at a technical theater conference. My name is Jordan, and I am a sophomore taking technical theater. During spring break, I went to Kentucky to attend the United States Institute for Theatrical…

Music is a Universal Language

 During spring break 2019, La Jolla Country Day School students took part in experiential education trips. Joe Palazo ’20 shares his experience in Hawaii. Over spring break, I had the amazing opportunity to join the La Jolla Country Day School orchestra and choir trip to Hawaii. We toured Honolulu, sightseeing and performing at places such…

Experiencing the World through New Eyes

During spring break 2019, La Jolla Country Day School students took part in experiential education trips. Sophomore Alexcia Doak shares her experience in China. Three words that I would use to explain and define my trip to China are eye-opening, educational and, of course, fun. This trip has taught me so much about both myself and…

How Peru Changed Me

LJCDS Middle Schoolers and faculty participated in a 10-day trip to Peru in March 2018 run by World Leadership School. Maia Schnoebelen ’23 shares her experience below. My experiences in Ollantaytambo have definitely changed me. I personally believe that these changes were for the better. One cannot know the effect of their decisions and changes until…

Beautiful Peru

LJCDS Middle Schoolers and faculty participated in a 10-day trip to Peru in March 2018 run by World Leadership School. Dane Stephens ’22 shares his experience below. When I left on the Peru trip with teachers and students whom I only see occasionally drifting through classes and two close friends, I didn’t know what to…

An Explorative Learning Experience

 Mark Endo ’18 shares his experience from a special kind of field trip. On Friday, January 19, I was given the tremendous opportunity to attend a Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities event and hear from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Heather Ann Thompson. She explained the context, circumstances, meaning and implications of her book Blood…

The Poem

As a way for students to gain a deeper understanding of their own humanity, as well as the humanity of others, eighth-grade English students write two personal analysis essays. Here, Cienna Beard ’22 shares how her grandpa has made an impact on her life and the special relationship they share. Everything looks the same. Golden…

0.000000001 or Nathaniel

As a way for students to gain a deeper understanding of their own humanity, as well as the humanity of others, eighth-grade English students write two personal analysis essays. Nano Goldman ’22 explains how his nickname came about. People all over the world identify with something whether it is their name, hobby, or interest in…