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When in Rome…
March 4, 2020

“The school understands that learning is about more than what happens in the classroom.” – Peter Tice, Dean of Students. To that end, Oliverian live from The Coliseum…

Part of being an educator, in my case as a counselor, I am ever amazed at the ways that people learn. The path to a life vocation, a career, to a commitment is as easily determined by what we say ‘yes’ to as what we say ’no’ to in life. In exploring the art and history of Rome, Pompeii, and Florence with students on a recent elective’s week, I observed students grappling with their desire to learn, where they found beauty, what excited them, what was comfortable, what was terrifying. Some students asked questions, some engaged with their hands, some watched and listened. All learned. All discovered new parts of themselves, of their desires, of their fears. I think we even sparked some lifelong curiosity.

Julie Tracy-Prieboy, MS, MSW, LICSW
Director of Counseling – The Oliverian School

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