Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous time to remember those who have passed away. In Mexico, ancient Aztec traditions were combined with Christianity during the Spanish conquest. As a result, each year families construct colorful altars or ofrendas in their homes that essentially welcome the spirit of their loved ones on November 1st and 2nd.
After 15 years of dedicated service, Ham Clark resigned as headmaster and the Academy community welcomed Kolia O'Connor as the new head of school. Kolia brought 16 years of independent school experience as a teacher and an administrator.