At Shore, learning is social, communal, and spirited. We make the most of the energy and interactions between the talented and diverse group of people in our community. Within all of our classrooms, teachers are proud to see themselves as guides and coaches in student exploration and discovery. Nowhere is that clearer than around the Harkness tables in fifth through ninth grade classrooms. Debating with each other about the meaning of primary source material in history, comparing results of a science lab experiment, or puzzling out a poet’s intent, students around our Harkness tables work together to forge deeper understanding, to challenge and encourage their peers, and to develop trust, confidence, and collaborative skill that will reward them throughout their lives.