This week's column is an homage to the great American writer, Tom Wolfe, who just passed away. The column explains Dr. Grauer's personal connection to Wolfe and why the author's advice has remained important to him for the last four decades.
In this week's column, we consider the question all people in organizational life consider: are we on mission? Especially when we are asking people to support charitable purposes. Here, Dr. Grauer sets a guideline for all organizations to use: hold philanthropy accountable to the same standards that we hold all programs.
This week's column explores the importance of students developing their own voice and confidence. What can schools do to foster an intentional environment for students to gain a confident voice?
The Grauer School, one of San Diego’s premier prep schools, was founded in 1991 by Dr. Stuart Grauer to give teens a voice. Our students have matriculated to the nation’s finest colleges and universities. Our campus and diverse programs accommodate approximately 150 students in grades seven through 12.
Students spend their days in a Socratic environment on our green, six-acre campus in Encinitas, California. We want our students to try classes for fun, make mistakes, follow a passion, and do things that they are drawn to, rather than plotting out a preordained or controlled path. We believe they will achieve more enduring outcomes and passions in this way, and develop values like personal motivation, freedom, and courage.
96% Acceptance rate to the
top two colleges of choice
176 Sister schools worldwide
(UNESCO Associated Schools)
have travelled to on expeditions
Top 10 Places to work in the U.S.
70% Student body participation in team sports
Everyone is invited to a High School Theatre Project presented by Grauer's Theatre Department.
When: Thursday, May 31 at 6:30pm
Where: Meyer Hall
What: Feiffer's People by Jules Feiffer
Who: Upper Class High School Theatre students directing our 9th & 10th grade actors. Produced by Erin Langen.
Why: To give our Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to direct, and to allow all the actors one more time on stage this year.
How Much: Free!!
Feiffer's People, originally produced in 1968, features a familiar Feiffer collection of bright, energetic, hopeful people who greet the world with a smile, only to discover that the world not only doesn't know they exist, but doesn't care in the least. Bickering couples, crazy chance meetings, awkward egos and turns of events. Black humor mixes well with Feiffer's take on life. The resulting hurt is traumatizing, but also often very, very funny.