Dear Wellington Community,
Wellington is a school with a history of doing things differently, inspired by the idea that education can and should be better. Over the years, the school has evolved and extended its impact by examining today’s priorities and anticipating tomorrow’s needs. The result is an educational program that prepares its students for the challenges and opportunities of an uncertain future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost every aspect of life and education is certainly no exception. As we collectively navigate this unique period in history, I am honored to share Wellington’s new mission statement and collective values set forth by the Wellington Board of Trustees.
We help students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow's world.
- Be Curious - We question, imagine, experiment, and discover.
- Be Yourself - We value diversity and celebrate individual voices in a learning community that is committed to be inclusive, equitable, and socially just.
- Be Ambitious - We embrace challenges and push ourselves and our community to do big things.
- Be Empathetic - We listen to understand the experiences and perspectives of others as we learn to shape our own words and actions.
- Be Responsible - We understand that autonomy in teaching and learning is as fundamental as being accountable for the outcomes of our actions.
This new mission statement and values set will broadly chart the future of our community while affirming our heritage as a catalyst in the lives of our students, opening their minds to the world and their essential roles within it. I am honored to have partnered with our board of trustees and the Wellington community to bring forth this evolved mission that will guide our decisions for years to come.
Aligned in a common mission and committed to a shared set of values, the conditions are set to put forth a strategic plan that will position the school for success through this uncertain period and emerge stronger in the years that lie ahead. Now, the board of trustees embarks on a dynamic strategic planning process appropriate to the challenges of a dynamic period for the school.
The 2021 Wellington Strategic Plan will shape our path forward to pursue the most urgent needs and greatest challenges on the horizon for the Wellington community. The board of trustees, in collaboration with the administrative leadership, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of our broader community, continue to work on a plan that will set a course for each dimension of the school by setting forth aspirational, yet realistic, vision statements, which will be supported by specific objectives to be completed over the next three years. It is a smart design that provides flexibility, transparency, and measured progress toward goals.
To move this plan forward, we will need your help. We will need talented, committed individuals with diverse perspectives from across all of Wellington’s constituencies. We will seek partnerships with others who share our vision for the future. Once the plan is unveiled, you will have an opportunity to contribute your passion and creativity to help us realize the goals put forth.
Now more than ever, leadership in education is critical in shaping the world. Aligned in a common mission and committed to a shared set of values, the conditions are set to put forth a strategic plan that will position the school for success through this uncertain period and emerge stronger in the years that lie ahead.
Thank you for your continued dedication and collaboration as we further our mission of helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world.
Ted Manley Dr. Jeff Terwin
Wellington Board of Trustees Chair Wellington Head of School