No Gain, No Brain: How Physical Activity can Cause Increased Brain Function

Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Sophia Gibson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

When Jennifer Epstein, Health Education Teacher and Director of Outdoor Trips at Urban tells her freshmen health class to get up and go to the gym, to run around to “get high,” the classroom erupts with moans and groans. Grim-faced students get up and make their way to the gym. Twenty minutes late...

The Urban School introduces PAs during the school day

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

November 16, 2017

This Fall, U Periods were introduced to the Urban School weekly schedule as a way to relieve the stress of academic life through non-graded courses about subjects students are interested in, including physical activities. Students made U Period selections last spring. Physical Activity U Period...

Strictly Come Dancing: Urban’s newest physical activity class swings into action

Swing dancers strut their stuff in Golden Gate Park. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Little Koshka.

Eli Dinkelspiel, Staff Writer

December 28, 2011

Nov. 28-It was a fairly routine morning assembly when ten members of the Urban community walked in front of the school and started dancing to Slim and Slam’s “Jump Session.” Laughs turned into interested stares as the group swung their way across the stage with smiles on their faces. Urban’s...

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