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Sixth Paideia Alum Wins Top College Ultimate Award

John Stubbs '13 was named the 2017 Callahan award winner. The Callahan Award is an annual award given to the best male and female college ultimate players in the country. In addition to honoring extraordinary physical talent and skills, the Callahan Award also honors sportsmanship and leadership. The winners are selected through online balloting by other college ultimate players.

As Michael Baccarini, Paideia varsity boys' ultimate coach, has noted. "It's awesome when you consider out of [thousands of] registered college players" so many "winners of this award are from one tiny school."

Previous Callahan winners are Pauline Lauterbach '98, Miranda Roth '00, Leila Tunnell '06, and George Stubbs '07 and Paula Seville '08.

Librarian Natalie Bernstein on the Importance of Picture Books
Librarian Natalie Bernstein on the Importance of Picture Books

Paideia elementary librarian Natalie Bernstein was interviewed on WABE about how important picture books are to young children's learning to read. To listen to the interview click here.

Junior High Academic Bowl Team Wins Second National Title

The Paideia junior high academic bowl team won the Junior National Championships for the second year in a row. The team was the first all-girls' team to win the championship.

Paideia swept the top three spots of the competition in New Orleans, and was the first school to have three teams in the final four in the history of the competition.

Girls' Ultimate Wins Amherst Invitational
Girls' Ultimate Wins Amherst Invitational

The Paideia girls' varsity ultimate team won the Amherst Invitational in Massachusetts, a national tournament featuring ultimate teams from around the country. The girls' team finished the season with a 29-1 record.



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Music Man

Students in the junior high and high school perform in annual musical and drama productions each year.

State Champs

Paideia boys’ soccer, ultimate and tennis teams and the girls’ ultimate team were 2016 State Champs.

"My experience at Paideia has been more than a study of iambic pentameter and integrals; my time here has taught me to truly think, both about my own behavior and its effect on the greater world and also about my place in that world and my duty to it.” - Paideia graduate


Parents fill over 3,000 volunteer jobs in a typical year.

“But most of the time, I couldn't have separated the work from the fun.” - Paideia parent

Scholastic Arts & Writing awards

Five Paideia students won national Scholastic Arts and Writing awards in 2016.

Thirty-seven Paideia students won regional Scholastic Arts and Writing awards.