Academics

We teach kids how to think, not what to think.

The right answer is only part of the story. Just as important is knowing how you got there. We prepare students for a future that’s unpredictable. We encourage them to be inquisitive, innovative, and resilient.

Lower School

The perfect foundation for learning in all areas.

Our lower school is an encouraging environment where we identify the best teaching method for each child, so learning is joyful, trusting, and respectful. 

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 doings things. Instruction is globally minded even at this stage, and we emphasize what it means to be a part of a community. 

Essentials

Early childhood program for 3-year- olds, prekindergarten, and kindergarten with both half and full day options.

Instruction for all ages in French, science, art, physical education, and technology.

Extension classes in math and language arts for students ready to tackle advanced curriculum.

Winter Fridays are spent swimming or skiing and encourage students to take healthy risks while flexing their resiliency muscles.

Middle School

A caring community as kids transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Students solve problems of increasing complexity as well as stretch and grow both academically and socially as they develop greater confidence in their abilities.

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.

Essentials

Curriculum designed to foster incremental independence and individual growth.

40 college-like seminar classes allow students access to in-depth study in areas of personal interest in science, math, history, and the arts.

Travel experiences at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Washington D.C., and Toronto.

Clubs offered in athletic training fitness and robotics provide students vital workouts for the body and mind.

Upper School

Preparation for the demands of college and beyond.

Advanced courses combined with opportunities for independent research empower students to dive deeply into their passions.

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.

Essentials

More than 150 courses challenge and embolden young minds to follow their passions.

Confidence-building programs (regular public speaking begins in lower school) help students find their voices and feel comfortable interacting with adults and their peers.

International study and travel bring broad concepts closer into context.

Independent research in science and the humanities open the door on lifelong possibilities.

College Counseling Program focuses on finding the right fit in higher ed for your graduate.

Clubs ranging from chess to youth in government empower.