WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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schools must do that. Catholic schools don't have to, but Saint John does." Outside the classroom, an enrichment field trip program has Saint John School stu- dents visiting the USS Constitution Museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Perkins School for the Blind, and the Massachusetts State House. Lifetime Learning Dibbert is beginning his second year as prin- cipal. Prior to his five years at a boarding school in Switzerland, he was on the faculty at Boston College High School. "I was quite happy at BC High, but the headmaster said help was needed at The American School in Lugano, Switzerland," he recalls. Once settled in the land of cheese and chocolate, he worked with students from over 60 countries as a history teacher and eventu- ally, the academic dean. "Europe was my class- room," he says. "I brought kids to places like Auschwitz and the Normandy Beaches. Of course, we can't do all of that here, but there's a lot we can do to extend the Saint John class- room in different ways." One of those ways, of course, is through leveraging technology. "When you think of 21st -century skills, you think of technology, but there's more to it," Dibbert says. "It also involves collaboration and service. So we want the kids to dive into their studies using technology. When students engage in global studies, I want them to meet a child from 165 f a l l 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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