Watkinson School senior Tessa B. signed her national letter of intent as the number one 2022 D1 commit to the University of Georgia equestrian team. The Georgia Bulldogs’ equestrian program has been the epitome of success since its inception in 2001. Since the program started, the Bulldogs have reached unprecedented heights, including six national titles,
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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
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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
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
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Watkinson’s Upper School Head, Ryan Reese, talks about structuring the curriculum around questions instead of content — “nearly unanswerable questions” that create a context in which students can become part of the real conversation in that field.