A day in the life of an upper schooler—from a new take on an old statistical problem, to a history discussion on how food affected nations embroiled in WWII.
At Rowland Hall, we believe that students who are deeply engaged in their learning today become thoughtful citizens ready for a dynamic tomorrow.
The Rowland Hall debate team ended the 2021–2022 season on a high: not only did they capture their second consecutive region and state titles, but they also enjoyed a return to in-person competition.
For four years, Rowland Hall alum Katie Kern '21 has dedicated herself to March for Our Lives Utah, the local chapter of the student-led organization that’s helping to drive US gun reform, ultimately serving as state co-director. For her dedication, YWCA Utah has awarded Katie its first Leader of Tomorrow Award, an honor designed to highlight the outstanding volunteerism of Utah women under the age of 19.
At Rowland Hall's Lower School, a group of third graders has been on a quest to address an issue close to their hearts: keeping excess waste out of the landfills. After seeing an opportunity to help the Salt Lake City McCarthey Campus do its part to keep one-time-use plastic out of the environment, the students worked hard to make real change at the school and to inspire fellow students to make small decisions that save the world each day.
Rowland Hall science teacher Sara Donnelly loves to find ways to help her eighth graders grasp scientific concepts, so for this year’s waves unit, she came up with a creative challenge: she asked students to design their ideal concert experiences. Each team created a 3D model of a venue, complete with speakers and lights marked with the directions of sound and light waves, and chose a 30-second music clip to accompany the models.
Building blocks are a staple of early childhood education—and for good reason: they're an inviting way for children to explore early math concepts and begin to grasp the understanding that math exists all around them.