Headliner, Fall/Winter 2023-2024

Headliner, Fall/Winter 2023-2024

Headliner: Supporting Growth and Success

Fall/Winter 2023-2024

Dear Saints,

Happy New Year! It is amazing to me that we have closed the chapter on 2023, and are already deeply immersed as a community in 2024in classes, rehearsals, the labs, and studios, on the courts and the ice, and on field trips and in service learning. Winter break comes at the most perfect time in the life of a school. The two weeks are a gift, allowing our community to celebrate and gather together with friends and family, to enjoy traditions, read books, play games, and recharge for the rest of the school year. 

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to watch the movie, “Home Alone.” This year as I watched, I found myself reflecting on the messages in the movie, the lessons on independence and resourcefulness.

For those who may not have seen “Home Alone,” a young boy named Kevin, finds himself accidentally left behind while his family goes on vacation. Despite initial fears, Kevin demonstrates remarkable independence, problem-solving skills, and the ability to adapt to challenging situations. As I watched Kevin become more confident and bold throughout the movie (maybe even a bit too bold with all of his shenanigans!), I couldn’t help but see the parallels between his growth and the values we aim to instill in our students at SSSAS: the confidence to face obstacles, the creativity to find solutions, and the resilience to overcome adversity. 

Yet, unlike Kevin, our students are never alone in their journey. We understand that true independence doesn’t mean being left to face challenges without support; we are deeply committed to ensuring our Saints have the right tools and guidance to grow and succeed. Whether it is on sidelines filled with students and teachers cheering on our athletes, standing ovations after performances, or quiet check-ins with students who need some encouragement, this community constantly demonstrates its care for one another in amazing ways.

As we head into 2024, I am filled with the promise of what is certain to be another extraordinary year for our school. I am so grateful for the adventures, growth, and excitement that lie ahead. Go Saints! 


Kirsten Adams
Head of School