A day at Wellington is anything but ordinary.


A school day for Wellington’s Little Jags through 4th grade students is designed to develop a true curiosity, a love of learning, and the habits and attitudes necessary for success in school and far beyond.


A typical school day

The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. In between, students have rich experiences that include active learning, field trips, collaborative experiences, authentic problem-solving, project-based learning, and developmentally appropriate play. Within their home classrooms, students engage in learning experiences in language arts, social studies, and math. In concert with these subjects, students work with highly trained specialists in art, science, French, technology, music, and physical education.


Support for all types of learners

Students come to Wellington with different background knowledge, readiness, language, and preferences in learning and interests. Based on each child’s learning profile, differentiated instruction provides multiple avenues for students to learn as they build strong foundations. This method affirms that there is no “one size fits all” approach. In addition to the lead teachers, highly educated and licensed learning guides offer the valuable support of a second teacher in the classroom to provide differentiated instruction. Lower school also offers a team of learning specialists and extension teachers to increase differentiation in all areas of the curriculum.


Dress code

Wellington students follow a specific dress code that offers them some flexibility in their attire while adhering to our expectations. All Wellington students are to arrive at school with clothing that reflects the dress code guidelines, and to be neat, well groomed, and ready to learn. We request that parents partner with us in support of these expectations.


Lunchtime learning

Wellington’s Lower School lunch is served family style, with students and teachers gathering from across the grade levels and sharing in the dining experience. Lunch provides another opportunity for enrichment as students learn to make healthy food choices, select appropriate meal time conversation, and use good manners. It also affords additional leadership opportunity for our older students as they guide and coach our younger learners.