Watkinson is pleased to announce the AthleticMind Winter Speaker Series. This three-part event was borne out of a desire to provide special, inspiring programming for our students. This period of virtual schooling provides a perfect opportunity for students to explore what it means to have an athletic mind. The speaker series will feature elite athletes who
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.
Watkinson School is proud to announce that Adam J. ’21 was chosen for an Edward Brodsky Student Fellowship. New this year at the Anti Defamation League’s Never Is Now conference, students could apply to participate in the Edward Brodsky Student Fellowship. Fifty student leaders from around the country were selected to connect with each other through conversations
To continue our commemoration of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, special guest, art historian and educator, Valentín Concha-Núñez, will give our school an interactive, virtual museum tour on Wednesday, October 14. We will explore “Representation of Latino Art” as Concha-Núñez presents several beautiful masterpieces created by Latinx artists across different cultures, art forms, and eras. With a dual background in
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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.”