We teach kids how to think, not what to think.
Thanks to small class sizes, your child will be known well by teachers and cared for. Our approach to educating young minds is founded on positive psychology. An early introduction to this mindset and way of learning is so important to adopting new ideas, people and way of doing things. Instruction is globally minded even at this stage, and we emphasize what it means to be a part of a community.
There is no denying it: middle school often has a reputation for being a time that kids simply have to muddle through. We strongly disagree—it doesn’t have to be this way. We actively work to reclaim these years as some of the best, not worst, of our students’ lives. In fact, Wellington’s middle school is all about not only solving problems and challenges but embracing them.
It’s easy to think of the upper school years as prep for college. At Wellington, kids don’t have to wait until college to be challenged and love it. This isn’t just a launching pad for the future—our students are already doing amazing things right here at Wellington before they graduate. A broad range of classes provides flexibility and variety of options for scheduling. We make sure that the foundational skills are covered and clear the way for our students to go deep on subjects that they have the skills and passions for.