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.

Mission Statement

The Rosener House is an older adult day service in Menlo Park for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. This ACE org strives to create a meaningful relationship between students and the seniors in our community. It also aims to raise awareness for the cognitive impairments [...]

Getting to Know the Bloggers

Hi! We (Kate, Ashley, and Elena) are really excited to be the bloggers for the upcoming 2015 China global trip and can’t wait to tell you all about our adventures! But first…let’s play a game! Match the description with the blogger — (the answer key is at the bottom) 1. [...]

Bonjour from J&J

Bonjour à tout le monde, et bienvenue à notre blog! Before we have even embarked on our journey, the six of us in the France Global Investigator group have been excitedly preparing. During Global Orientation before our junior year started, we heard an interesting and engaging presentation about [...]

Hello from your Guatemala bloggers!

¡Hola amigos! We are excited to be your Guatemala bloggers for the upcoming global trip this January! Though the trip is still several months away, we have already started to prepare. Recently, we discussed Guatemalan culture with Lencho, one of the world’s happiest people who also [...]

October 1, Preparing for Global Trip

Welcome to the blog for the India Global Investigator’s trip! We’re so excited to be sharing the events leading up to our trip and our experiences in India with you all. Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing our summer reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine [...]

Cultural Relativism: From “Fear” to “Leaning In”

Favorite pillow for the plane, check! Passport, check!  Vaccinations, check!  Mindset and Behavior Matrix, check…..wait, what?! As an educator, one of my favorite experiences each year has come to be the Fall Orientation for Castilleja’s Junior class as they prepare for their school-sponsored [...]

City Game and Luau

The last few days have been very busy here in Hawaii. We’ve been going to Punahou School almost everyday to collaborate with other students and work in our school groups around the topic of cities. One of the main activities is called The City Game. We were split into groups of about [...]

Early Mornings and Late Nights

This morning all the SGLI students were split two groups for early morning field trips. Mr. Ahmed, Chloe, and Molly left the dorms at 4:30 in the morning to greet and “wake up” the sun with a Hawaiian chant. We stood on a hill overlooking the ocean and watched the sunrise over Oahu. [...]

First Few Days in Hawaii

Our first two days in Hawaii have been amazing! Yesterday, Sunday, we arrived around noon and got settled in our dorms at the University of Hawaii. We were starving, so we immediately went to get lunch. We went to a delicious ramen noodle restaurant and then stopped to get malasadas– a [...]

Looking Forward to BGCP

With the year coming to a close, I would like to announce that rising juniors Natalie Sands and Katherine Sam will be next year’s leaders! I can’t wait to see the development of the BGCP program under their leadership and the growth of all the BGCP members into leaders. I’m so [...]

Sports Day

On April 30th the BGCP ACE org held Sports Day, the last themed day activity of the year. The kids played a game of tug-of-war and had a relay race. The goal of Sports Day was to educate the kids about the importance of getting active and staying healthy. The kids really enjoyed the day […]

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