• The Value of Responsive Classroom

    Rob Schoen
    Morning Meeting is one component of Responsive Classroom, a social-emotional and academic approach to teaching and learning used at IDS. During the first minutes of school, as students anticipate this leadoff activity, enthusiastic grins and chuckles replace sleepy-eyed countenances. Children in each Lower School and Early Childhood classroom assemble on carpets, usually in a circle, and pause to welcome one another.
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  • All School Open House - November 11th

    Join us on Monday, November 11th from 9-11 AM for Open House. Parents and children age 3 through grade 8 are invited to tour our campus, visit in classrooms, meet IDS parents, and meet our administrative team.

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  • Proactive Parenting Series

    IDS is partnering once again with Regional School District 13 and Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services to offer three parent education evening talks on mental health, digital safety, and wellness. These sessions, featuring regional and national experts, are appropriate for parents with children of all ages.
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