At the core of our program are thoughtful and rigorous academic classes led by master teachers. These dedicated faculty members are integral to the culture of academic and personal excellence within our Middle School community. Our Advisory program establishes a group of peers and an advisor for every child. Students ask questions as well as give insights, listen to speakers and performances, all of which provide deeper context for their perceptions of self as well as others.
WES students also enjoy the chance to explore the world together, from fall team-building trips to our treasured spring study trips to Utah, Italy, Spain, and France. These shared experiences provide enrichment for their classroom learning, but with the added benefit of collaboration and the joy of being together.
WES Middle Schoolers thrive in a community of learning through study, activity, travel, and even play! We are proud of our students’ ability to delight in their world and stride confidently into it.
Middle School Division Director
Kristin Cuddihy earned her B.A. in Art History from Connecticut College and her M.A. in Leadership in Teaching: Administration and Supervision from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has more than a decade of experience as an educator and administrator, and she joined WES in 2018. Prior to WES, she served as the Dean of Students for the Middle School of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. She also held the positions of Academic Dean and Middle School English teacher. Kristin is a published writer on educational topics and has extensive involvement and membership in professional associations and groups.