A Day in the Life

Step into the shoes of a Steppingstone Academy Scholar.
Imagine a summer day like this . . .

7:30 a.m: Meet Steppingstone classmates at the bus stop.


8:15 a.m: Arrive at Milton Academy.

8:25 – 8:45 a.m: Listen to Mr. Canfield talk about traveling to Peru. The entire Steppingstone community comes together three times a week for Community Time. During one of those meetings, a faculty member shares an interesting and inspiring experience.

8:45 – 9:35 a.m: Period 1, Reading – Ms. Sullivan asks the class to write about the protagonist in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Homework: Read chapters 5 and 6 for a quiz.

9:35 – 10:25 a.m: Period 2, Science – Ms. Molyneux reviews wind resistance, and the class tests its theories by racing homemade cars. Homework: Write a lab report on the car experiment.

10:25 – 10:35 a.m: Break – Snack and chat with friends in the classroom.

10:35 a.m. – 11:25 p.m: Period 3, Math – Ms. Savarese teaches how to divide fractions. Homework: fraction/percentage conversion worksheet.

11:25 – 12:15 p.m: Period 4, aPlay – Mr. Kessler leads a game of capture the flag.


12:15 – 12:40 p.m: Lunch. Scholars eat outside and can play once they’re finished.

12:45 – 1:25 p.m: Period 5, Study Skills – Ms. Fischel introduces the importance of time management in building strong study habits. Homework: Draft a strategy for studying for final exams. Be prepared to present to the class.

1:25 – 2:15 p.m.: Period 6, Writing – Ms. Sullivan leads the class in a discussion comparing and contrasting two articles about women’s suffrage. Homework: Write two paragraphs about voting rights in the U.S.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m: Break – play four-square; catch up with friends.

2:45 – 3:25 p.m: Study Hall – Check in with teachers about any homework questions. Work independently.

3:25: Dismissal. Steppingstone busses take Scholars home.

Note: This schedule reflects a Steppingstone day during the six-week summer term. During the school year, Scholars meet four to eight hours a week – in the afternoons and on Saturdays.