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We love hearing from our SRS alumni, and better yet, seeing them in person! Recently, we had a visit from Victoria Chen (SRS ’17, St. Paul’s School ’21, Georgetown University ’25). We've enjoyed reading Victoria's opinion essays in the Concord Monitor over the past couple years. This summer, Victoria decided to spend her summer vacation from Georgetown University creating a podcast titled StarkMarkings. She reached out to Dr. Matt to see if he would participate. According to Victoria, StarkMarkings “aims to explore the assertion that we, as human beings, inevitably experience literature and music within the context of our lives.” In their discussion, they analyzed some of Dr. Matt’s favorites, including Mary Oliver’s "The Summer Day" and music by The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, The Head and the Heart, and Wilderado. According to Dr. Matt, it was impressive to participate in such a creative project and witness first hand Victoria’s creativity and talents!

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Isaiah Saunders (SRS ’14, Tilton School ’18, Bates College ’22) is living his dream of creating films for a living. He works for a Providence production company, Steer Forward, which encourages its employees to complete a passion project as part of a commitment to service. Isaiah has chosen to produce a short video about SRS that he hopes will “embody the core values of what makes Shaker Road School unlike any other place on earth.”

Isaiah spent a day on campus interviewing current students, alumni, teachers, and administrators about what makes Shaker Road School so special. He will now work his magic editing the hours of footage into a short video. We are incredibly proud that Isaiah is pursuing his passions and loves his work. Thank you, Isaiah, for thinking of SRS!

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Our Pre-Kindergarten swimmers get time to practice what they learn in their daily swim lessons, and they are getting stronger and more confident every day! Thanks to Pre-Kindergarten teacher Ashley for capturing more amazing underwater footage! #prekindergarten #prekswim #srsprek #prekswimming #campshaker #shakerroadschool #srssummersession #swimlessons #summercamp ...

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Registration is now open for the SRS PTG Fall Golf Classic taking place on Saturday, September 24 at Shaker Road School!

For more information visit the link in our bio!

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Take a peek at some of the fun we had last week! #campshaker #srssummersession #shakerroadschool #concordnh #summercamp ...

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PARENT TESTIMONIALS

SRS Parent Testimonial

“Small classes allow teachers to work with each child’s strengths and weaknesses, letting them blossom both academically and socially.”

 

Erin L.

SRS Parent Testimonial

“Commitment to the arts at SRS doesn’t mean that students can’t be committed to other interests, like athletics or robotics and math team–the same kids who excel in those areas are often the ones singing, dancing, and acting.”

 

Ken and Alice S.

SRS Parent Testimonial

“After SRS, my children’s transition to high school was very smooth because of their preparedness to study independently, ability to exhibit strong study skills, and confidence to meet academic challenges.”

 

Chris S.

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2022 SRS Art Show

Welcome!This year, our annual SRS art show is virtual and features work from our First through Eighth Grade students. Students have selected their favorite pieces for the show and are excited to share them with you, along with their reasons for choosing them! Each...

Winter 2022 Band and Chorus Concert

Welcome to the Winter 2022 Band and Chorus Concert!Mrs. Minsinger and Mr. Solsky are proud to present the virtual Winter 2022 Shaker Road School Band and Chorus concert. Mrs. Minsinger, the SRS music teacher, is the chorus and concert band instructor. Mr. Solsky,...

Best Day Ever! Making Memories on Snow Days at SRS

Not all “snow days” are created equal. Public-school memories of snow days include an eager anticipation that began the night or even days before. How much snow will we get, and will it be enough for the superintendent to call off school? In the 70s and 80s, school...

2022 Scholastic Art Award Winners

Every fall, our Seventh and Eighth Grade students are invited to submit artwork to The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH). Approximately 2,500 works were submitted this year from across the state in 17 categories ranging from drawing and painting to...

The Power of Nature

“If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.”~ Mary Oliver  When poet Mary Oliver describes her reasons for walking alone in the woods in "How I Go to the Woods," I understand. Few places are as calming and centering as nature—and meandering...

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