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5/22/2014 Tim Breen, Head of School As we bring this year to a close, we are well underway planning for next year. As part of this, we just had elections for school-wide student offices: president, secretary, social chair, and student judge. Congratulations to Emma, Kristin, Leah, and Read More
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The 21st Century Episcopal School

5/12/2014 Tim Breen, Head of School At a conference yesterday at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, educators and theologians gathered to discuss “The 21st Century Episcopal School.” What is the role of Episcopal schools as our society becomes more and more pluralistic? As Read More
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Re-Visit Days and Enrollment Records

4/15/2014 Tim Breen, Head of School Over the past several weeks we have had many accepted students and their families visiting campus. Because of our size, we are able to tailor each re-visit program to the interests of the particular student and family. It’s a lot of work to do it Read More
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Teachers Learning Together

3/22/2014 Tim Breen, Head of School Students return to class on Tuesday, and our faculty traditionally spends the last day of break thinking together about learning and teaching, working together to build the best experiences for students. Will Richardson, noted author and educator will Read More
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Field Courses and “First-Hand” Learning

3/3/2014 Tim Breen, Ph.D., Head of School What better place to study Buddhism than at a Zen monastery?  What better place to do wilderness writing than immersed in the beauty of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom?  What better way to learn about poverty and social justice in the Read More
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Are You Curious?

2/26/2014 The essential skill of the 21st century is knowing how to ask the most interesting questions.   -Tony Wagner, Harvard University If you look at the beginning of our course guide, you will see that we aim to cultivate three fundamental things in the classroom: Read More
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Barbara McFadden Sirna Takes Helm of WMS Board

7/5/2012 “I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Sirna said that she wishes to ensure that WMS “keeps its basic belief and mission.” She believes that there is “definitely a need for small schools” like her alma mater. By Darin WippermanCourier Read More
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