WES’s extraordinary teachers work each day to create an atmosphere of high, positive expectations, good will, and an appreciation for discovery and learning. They not only teach, they coach, sponsor, chaperon, and counsel. Faculty members and directors meet regularly to incorporate best practices and share innovations, and they are supported by the WES Professional Development Program, ensuring that each teacher has access to the academic and technological training and tools they need.
Here, supported by faculty and staff, children stand out without burning out. Students challenge themselves academically, physically, and spiritually, and broaden their world view. Life at WES is a constant adventure.
"One of my favorite things about WES, having been through the public school system for many years, is the truly incredible sense of community - everyone knows each other personally, even the teachers."
— Grade 8 Student
We want our students to be active learners—to engage in a lively exchange with their instructors as they pursue the concepts that comprise the curriculum—and to shoulder an increasing share of the responsibility for their learning. Our program is designed to develop executive functioning skills during our students’ school day so that they learn how to be organized, effectively plan their day, and prioritize the work and assignments they receive that have both short-term and long-term deadlines.
Hear from a few of our Middle Schoolers about how WES helps them in this area.