Watkinson School is pleased to announce that it will host a half-day virtual conference on October 23 called, “Day of Community and Belonging”. Head of School Teri Schrader adds, “This is our first-ever virtual conference for the entire Watkinson community, past and present, to focus on the ways in which we can continue to examine
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Matteo C. ’19, now at Yale University
Suzanne Pinkes, Alumni Parent, West Hartford
“I have two Watkinson graduates in one of my college courses right now. The way they speak up, the way they question, the way they can analyze and synthesize complex information… this is what we want for our seniors. And the Watkinson students are coming in as freshmen already demonstrating this.”
Stefanie Chambers, Professor of Political Science at Trinity College
A small school isn’t limiting.
Kate C., Eighth Grade
Ryheem M. ’19, now at NYU
“When you are in engineering classes, your creativity has to flow more than your test-taking abilities… you need to be able to think with other people, be productive when missing a group member, deliver quality work under a close deadline. Watkinson prepares you well for that. Most other students are used to, ‘I have a test’ and that’s it. At Watkinson you learn how to think in all aspects of academia.”
Aneesh K. ’18, Aerospace Engineering major at Purdue University
Like many unique experiences, Watkinson’s differences are hard to describe but easy to feel.
Watkinson is pleased to announce its new Director of Community, Equity and Inclusion is Courtney Massenberg. A member of Watkinson’s senior leadership, the Director of Community, Equity and Inclusion provides strategic vision, collaborative leadership, and active oversight of Watkinson’s efforts to become a more inclusive, just, and anti-racist community. The Director is responsible for promoting
Cooper M. ’27 was awarded first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category in the Hartford Regional History Day Contest. As a result of his first place finish, Cooper’s work proceeds to be judged at the statewide level in the State History Day Contest in May. Watkinson Middle School Head Jenny Esposito comments, “This is
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On Watkinson during COVID: “We are still super-close”
Olivia L. ’23 talks about attending Watkinson during the pandemic, the closeness of the community, and how happy she is about how well the school has been able to adapt to Covid and stay safe “while keeping the best things about the school still alive.”