Why Math Matters in Early Childhood Education

Sorting objects. Building with blocks. Playing with different types of shapes. If you wander into a WES Nursery or Pre-K room on any given day, you’ll see lots of these types of activities. It may look like play (and it is) but it’s also laying the foundation for algebraic thinking. Research shows that early math […]

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Our Annual Fund 2021-2022 Campaign is Underway!

Like most independent schools, WES relies on the generosity of the entire community (parents, faculty, grandparents, past parents/faculty, and friends) to make tax-deductible contributions each year to the Annual Fund, the school’s top fundraising priority. These gifts ensure that our mission is being carried out, and provide immediate, tangible support to enhance the operating budget […]

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WES Faculty Engage in Summer Professional Development

Every summer, our faculty engage in professional development (PD) to ensure our teaching methods reflect best practices in educational research. This year, our team participated in PD around the topics of Responsive Classroom® techniques, diversity, our new Bridges in Mathematics curriculum, reading, writing, STEM, and the Zones of Regulation.  Responsive Classroom® Elementary School teachers participated […]

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Campus Improvements During the Summer

Our Facilities team has been incredibly busy this summer, and the WES campus is getting a few new additions! We are expanding our Ceramics Studio on the second floor of the building, and the formerly unfinished space next to our new Dragon Innovation Lab will be a new Science Lab. Thanks to the generosity of […]

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Claire ’11 Makes History in Tokyo Olympics

For the first time in Olympic rowing history, there will be an equal number of men’s and women’s events. The women’s coxless four, which made its first and last appearance at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, replaces the lightweight men’s four in this year’s program. Claire Collins ’11 is part of the team to help make […]

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WES Hosts Graduation on June 8

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Below you will find the class history videos, as well as a recording of the graduation ceremony. Grade 8 Class History Slideshow, Part 1 Join us for a meaningful walk down memory lane as we celebrate our graduates. Grade 8 Class History Slideshow, Part 2 Class of 2021 Graduation […]

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