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Environmentalism at Synergy

    Here at Synergy, everyone cares about our environment and community.     The campus is full of plants. There are trees on the playing yards, hanging gardens in … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Makers in the Mission

In Kristi’s elective tinkering class, students are makers: they take random materials and make light-up bracelets, wire sculptures, and puppets, among other creations. One afternoon last spring, they got a … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Synergy Science with Kristi

Making and tinkering come naturally to middle school science teacher Kristi Coale. Her grandmother was a seamstress and a pattern maker, and her mother taught Kristi to sew. Her father, … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Community Service Day

On a stunning November morning, Synergy families gathered at The Garden Project’s property next to the San Francisco County jail in San Bruno. This is the second year that Synergy … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farm School 2015

The 6th and 7th graders spent a glorious week at Ocean Song in Occidental, CA, studying diverse environments, playing badminton, sanding soapstone, putting flowers in their hair and generally reveling … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

4/5 Farm School

Farm School, Synergy School’s main outdoor ed program, is one of my favorite parts of the year. Kids learn so much when they are out of their comfort zone: away … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Earth Day

The Synergy community celebrated Earth Day with flare—including a recycle relay, leaf rubbing, insect drawing, seed planting, energy audits, and a poetry reading. The Ecoteam, a dedicated group of students … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment