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
Staying safe, healthy, and engaged in learning
Watkinson School is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully, taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of every member of the community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
If you have questions about any aspect of the program during quarantine, here is a list of which members of school leadership to contact.
Prospective families, during COVID our admissions office is fully operational and eager to connect with you.
Read more about the work our students and teachers are doing on our virtual learning blog.
We invest in students — in their ideas, their ambitions, their wholeness, their possibilities.
Matteo C. ’19, Freshman 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, Freshman 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.
On Sunday, April 11, Elijah H. ’22 competed in the USA Gymnastics New England Region competition. This meet, which was held virtually, is the qualifier for the national championships. Elijah placed second on the vault, which qualifies him to represent New England at nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 11-16. For the virtual regional
Watkinson’s Global Studies Program and Athletics Department are pleased to present Quincy Amarikwa as the final speaker in the three-part virtual winter AthleticMind Speaker Series highlighting leaders in sports and activism. Quincy Amarikwa played professional soccer in the MLS for over a decade and recently founded Black Players for Change, an organization of players and
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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.”