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The Winchendon School’s Collaboration is Out of this World as Teacher – Students Collaborate

By Deb Schultz | September 12, 2018

How do two teachers who are teaching at the same school while in two different locations get students to collaborate on a lab? Teachers William Karis (TWS | Brooklyn) and Patrick Englehardt (TWS | MA) explored the possibilities. Using the question (what is the size of the Earth), the students worked together by measuring the…

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An Alumni Story: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

By Deb Schultz | August 9, 2018

This Is My Alumni Story By Sophie Frushell ’17 I was daunted when I returned home from my first year away at college to find a horde of college kids just like me scrambling to claim the few summer jobs available. Luckily, Mr. Kerney and I had discussed an internship opportunity in the admissions and…

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It’s More Than School. It’s Community.

By Deb Schultz | June 22, 2018

Community Matters It’s Why Students Choose The Winchendon School Walk across campus at The Winchendon School and you’ll be greeted with smiles. Step off the main path and you’ll find students working in small groups. In multi-aged dorms, service-learning, ColLABs, and advisee meetings, you’ll find students and faculty working together, with purpose. At morning Community…

Innovation Meets Tradition

This is not your grandfather’s school. We value creativity, innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurial thinking. Here, you will tackle real-world challenges and be out in the community as part of your everyday learning experience.

The Winchendon Difference

At Winchendon, your educational experience will be much more dynamic than a regular high school. Yes, you will tackle important math concepts, but you will apply those new skills in a research project on the streets of NYC. You will work hard on becoming a good writer, and then you will use that talent helping a neighborhood organization update its marketing materials. Science theories will be learned and tested in the East River or on rooftops in Clinton Hill. And getting jobs and serving your community will be part of your academic program - along with becoming an accomplished athlete, artist and musician...and having some fun.

These are some of the colleges recent Winchendon alumni have been accepted to and/or are attending

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Microclasses

We keep our classes “micro,” typically with eight students or less per teacher. These purposefully small classes facilitate more meaningful learning -- they foster confidence, individual attention, and deeper relationships. Additionally, our small groups allow us to be highly mobile - always on the move - able to take our learning from our home in Clinton Hill into the city whenever the opportunity strikes.

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