Castilleja School’s ACE Center provides a number of co-curricular and curricular experiential learning programs, aimed to promote leadership development for all students. Please use this site to get an update on a number of projects.

Water Bottle Design Challenge- Day Two

Today, the second day of the water bottle-design challenge, the 7th grade girls are all at different stages of the construction process; while some groups have begun creating their raft, other groups are still experimenting with a prototype (i.e. including a sail, or not). One team is including [...]

Greenhouse Workshop- Day Two

On day two of the Greenhouse Workshop the three teams presented their ideas and designs for the Castilleja Greenhouse. Students were asked to consider how their design could be incorporated into the Jhumki Garden and whether or not it would fit all of the requirements. The Freshman group came [...]

Photography Workshop- Day Two

The girls gathered excitedly in the Chapel this morning, cameras in hand, eager to finally get some hands on experience with renowned photographer Mamen Saura. They divided into the same groups as yesterday. Ms. Saura explained that she had looked over the photos the girls had taken last nights [...]

Help A School In Need; All Books Lost In Fire!

Did you hear about this story?  A school in SF lost its library in a fire.  All their books were lost.  You can help!  Imagine what books you might want in your elementary school and search your bookshelves for books you might want to donate to help rebuild theirs.  Anyone interested in [...]

“Why not try it?” – Day One in China with Casti

Day One – by Josie Furbeshaw We started out our day by taking a bus to Fudan University, Shanghai’s best college. First, we listened to a lecture by Professor Chen about women in China in the past and present. She discussed the changing roles of women in society, from traditional [...]

Guatemala Day Two

Our day began by meeting with the becadas at the Mayaworks center in Comalapa. Together we showed them how to film and  put together an imovie using an ipod touch. Afterwards we split into three groups and boarded buses to the towns of Comalapa, Aguas Calientes, and Xentonox. There we met with [...]

Volunteer in a “Costume Shop” to Help Others!

  Who knew dressing up could be so helpful...... Interested in volunteering now with a group called the Assistance League of Los Altos. One of the charities is a 42 unit apartment building next to Stanford hospital that the League owns and manages.  It is short term housing on a sliding [...]

Students Begin Workshops During GW

Students began a series of workshops today ranging from a water bottle design challenge, a Bourn lab project, a TEDx/Prezi skills class,  to a humanitarian photography workshop with local expert Mamen Saura.  Full daily reports by Seniors are documented on workshop pages on the ACE site, but [...]

I wonder….I worry….I wish…..

Ushering in Global Week 2012, Fresh Water: Commodity or Human Right, In Search of a New Paradigm, was Academy Award Winning Director Jessica Yu and her yet-to-be released film “Last Call at the Oasis.”  Castilleja was honored to host an official pre-screening of the film and a [...]

Global Week Highlights 2012

Ushering in Global Week 2012, Fresh Water: Commodity or Human Right, In Search of a New Paradigm, was Academy Award Winning Director Jessica Yu and her yet-to-be released film “Last Call at the Oasis.”  Castilleja was honored to host an official pre-screening of the film and a [...]

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