Views in Talloires

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A chance encounter at a lodge in Costa Rica and the Camp summer of 1948

Dear Mr. Halsey,
Thank you for your note.  I will look forward to receiving news of the Foundation in the future, either by e-mail or on paper. Two items which may be of interest:  At the time Donald came to Tufts, my mother was serving on the Board of Trustees.  Consequently the family had relatively frequent contact with Donald and Charlotte.  I studied French at their house in Arlington during  the summer of 1946, I believe, and subsequently invited Charlotte to speak  to the High School French Club on several occasions.  Both of the MacJannets were dinner guests at my parents' house, as well.
I was a counselor at the camp during the summer of 1948  -  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Learning is a life-long joyous adventure

The MacJannets made learning a joyous adventure by modeling that excitement - taking their students to locations of astonishing beauty in order to  awaken aesthetic awareness and to historic sites that open curiosity.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Introduction - MacJannet Foundation on Social Media

Donald and Charlotte MacJannet were 20th-Century teachers who inspired many people through a revolutionary concept: Education should be exciting.

The celebrity link - What attracted so many famous people to the MacJannets’ humble orbit?

By: Dan Rottenberg (Les Entretiens - Spring 2014)

What did Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jawarlahal Nehru, Risë Stevens and Audrey Hepburn (above) have in common?

All were world-famous figures of one sort or another. And all— not to mention dozens of other notables, including corporate executives, diplomats, generals, admirals and writers— entrusted their children to the egalitarian and frugal hands of two educational revolutionaries, Donald and Charlotte MacJannet.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

MacJannet Foundation Amis du Prieure Traveling Scholars

2009 Venez partager notre expérience à la Tufts University et partons à la découverte de l'Amérique. Each year the association "Les amis du prieuré de Talloires" gives 2 scholarships to students from Lachenal's prep school. Each scholarship in the amount of 4000$ to pay the university.After a selection by covering letter and franco-english maintaining motivation we have chosen with Pierre.At last we have done the steps to obtain our visa ( thank to Mme Rindborg these steps were easier ).We are ready now. See the complete blog

2008 Les States nous voilà !! Un blog pour donner envie à tous de partir dans un campus américain !! Chaque année, l'association les amis du prieuré de Talloires en partenariat avec une célèbre université américaine "Tufts university" organise un "petit concours" pour attribuer une bourse ( cet année 3450 $ soit environ 2150 € quand même ! ) à deux étudiants du bassin annécien qui auront la chance de vivre un mois sur le campus de Tufts. Et cette année, après des épreuves très disputées, telles que la lettre de motivation puis un terrible entretien franco-anglais, et une énorme montée d'adrénaline à l'annonce des résultats, Jérome et moi (yannick) ont décroché la super récompense ! See the complete blog

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fernand Bise

Members of the MacJannet Foundation are saddened to learn of the recent death of Fernand Bise, after a brief illness. The funeral took place on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Both Fernand Bise and his father maintained a friendship with the camp director, Col. Woodworth, as well as the MacJannets. Fernand’s was a camper at the