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Two students reenacting Galileo's trial

Learning Corner: Galileo Trial

Recently, Ivywood’s fifth graders concluded studying the Reformation, in History.  As part of their study, the students did a reenactment of Galileo’s trial from 1633, where his world of humanism collided with the absolute power of the Catholic Church.  The…
Student with Paul Klee inspired drawing

Learning Corner: Paul Klee and Kindergarten Art

Our kindergarteners are learning about Swiss-born artist Paul Klee, whose individual style was influenced by movement.  The students were asked to draw some lines and then turn their paper and see what they see.  Is this picture a monster?  Or if…
Class wearing red and green for the holidays

A classroom filled with kindness

By looking at this picture, you would never know it is one of these students’ first day at Ivywood Classical Academy.  A couple of weeks ago, one of these students came to Ivywood for a tour of the school.  This…
3rd Graders playing division game

Learning Corner: Division with Remainders

Our 3rd graders are working hard on their math skills.  The students paired off, and with a die and some Holiday erasers, the students worked on division with remainders.   Who knew working on math could be so much fun?! What is your…
Mr. Phillips and class

Learning Corner: Geology

Our fourth grade class had a great time learning about minerals with a visit from a retired geologist and teacher.  Mr. Phillips even brought a sample of Michigan native copper for each student.  The native copper from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is called…
Student dissecting and studying cantaloupe and tomato

Learning Corner: Plant Structures and Processes

Our fifth grade class is currently studying plant structures and processes.  As to learn more about the reproduction of flowering plants, they cut open a cantaloupe, tomato, orange, apple, and avocado.  They then inspected their enlarged ovaries (fruits) with seeds, cut…

Teacher Spotlight: Laura Carl

Laura Carl is our fifth-grade teacher. The classical education that she received at Hillsdale College positively impacted her ability to think critically and gained favor as an educational model.  The opportunities that she has had in life including being an…

Teacher Spotlight: Fran Mason

Fran Mason is our art teacher and comes with a wealth of experience. Read her interview below to learn more about her journey and love for the visual arts.  Where were you born and raised? I was raised in Lambertville,…
laura woodall spotlight

Teacher Spotlight: Laura Woodall

Laura Woodall is our special education teacher at Ivywood. She has had a wealth of experience in education and brings a genuine commitment to the Ivywood community. She builds genuine and respectful relationships with students and their families so that…
Happy principal appreciation month

Happy Principal Appreciation Month

Today we celebrate our principal Mrs. Stephanie Kooiker from Ivywood Classical Academy. Under Mrs. Kooiker’s leadership, Ivywood has been able to thrive and exceed expectations. She is a great fit for our Ivywood Classical Academy community and we are thankful…