Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938


Parenting Ideas Worth the Read!

Project-based learning and standardized tests don't mix
By Amadou Diallo, The Hechinger Report (from May 14, 2018)
PHILADELPHIA — In a city that's struggled to meet the educational needs of many of its children, especially its most vulnerable ones, a select group of district high schools is shunning the traditional classroom model in which teachers dispense knowledge from the front of the room and measure progress with tests. Instead, the schools have adopted an approach that's become increasingly popular among education advocates and funders: project-based learning. Click here to read the full article.

Employee Changes
Announcing the following changes:

Denise Comstcok will be moving from first grade to third grade next year.
Tami Berglund will be joining the faculty as a second grade teacher.
Barbara Pelle will be the new Assistant in Pre-k with Melissa Bentley.


Katie Ogawa

Trustee and Alumna
Class of 2003

Shari Stewart

Teacher and
Parent of two students

Barb Shirrod

Former Teacher and
Alumni Liaison

Manzano Day School gave me the foundation to be an engaged learner,

a curious citizen, and a compassionate community member and for that I will always be thankful.”

- Katie Ogawa, Trustee and Alumna Class of 2003

When our children are happy, learning, and engaged,

it makes everything important in life radiate!

- Shari Stewart, Teacher and Parent of 2 students

My 25 years teaching at Manzano Day School enabled me to share with so many students the "Joy in Learning" which our school embodies.

As the Alumni Liaison,reconnecting with former students gives me the opportunity to see what awesomeexperiences our students are achieving in their lives as they become young adults.

- Barb Shirrod, Former Teacher and Alumni Liaison