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Watkinson School Appoints New Director of Community, Equity and Inclusion

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 … Read more

Watkinson 6th Grader Awarded First Place In History Contest

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 … Read more

Virtual Museum Tour for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

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 … Read more

CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards

The Connecticut Regional Scholastic Awards program is a professionally juried event which recognizes only the best Connecticut student artwork. This year, eleven Watkinson students won awards or honorable mentions. Watkinson is in the top 10 schools in the state for number of awards.  One school received 15 awards, one school received 13, and 7 schools … Read more

Students Connect Internationally Via Flipgrid

by University of Hartford Communications Intern Samantha Urban For over a decade, four Venezuelan students, typically seventh graders, visit Watkinson School.  The students will be immersed right into the everyday activities of a typical Watkinson student: going to classes, eating lunch, participating in advisory and extracurriculars, you name it. With their visit scheduled for February … Read more

Four to Present at National Conference

Schrader and French, Bernbach and Reese to lead workshops at the 2020 NAIS Annual Conference. Four members of Watkinson’s leadership have been selected to lead hour-long workshops at the prestigious independent school conference presented annually by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Head of School Teri Schrader and Director of Communication Jenni French will … Read more

Head of School Featured on Podcast

Head of School Teri Schrader had the privilege of being an invited guest on “Parenting Beyond the Headlines”, a podcast hosted by author, educational leader, and current Watkinson trustee Amy Alamar. The most current podcast episode, released on September 10, focuses on the importance of the middle school years, see a trailer here. Alamar describes, … Read more

Back to School Day

We look forward to welcoming ALL middle school and upper school students and parents for Back to School Day on Friday, August 30th.  Registration begins at 7:45 am in the Gym. Please note: all medical, athletic, parent consent, and retreat forms must be returned prior to this date. Parents are encouraged to stay until approximately … Read more

Proceeds from 7th Season of Freshly Squeezed Presented

Watkinson School completed its seventh season of Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe by presenting the program’s community partners — Billings Forge, Hartford Stage, and the Mark Twain House and Museum — with checks from the proceeds to benefit their education departments. Watkinson’s Head of School Teri Schrader presented the profits from the 2018-19 Freshly Squeezed season ($2,341 was gifted … Read more

Watkinson Class of 2019 College Matriculations

Watkinson School congratulates all 42 students from the class of 2019 who will graduate on Friday, June 7th. We are proud of their accomplishments and celebrate them attending the following Colleges and Universities:Bard CollegeBentley UniversityBoston University (3)Brandeis UniversityBryn Mawr CollegeCentral CT State UniversityClark University (2)Connecticut CollegeEckerd CollegeFairfield UniversityHigh Point UniversityHofstra UniversityLynn University (2)Manhattanville CollegeMarist CollegeNew … Read more

Sophomore Represents CT at Facebook Competition

Watkinson sophomore Angelique P. will compete with Girls For Technology, Inc. and represent the State of Connecticut at Facebook headquarters to compete in the final round of the Engineer For The Week Challenge (EFTW) to further develop Artificial Intelligence (AI), EBONI – a Chabot for young Black professionals. During fall of 2018, Facebook announced a national open … Read more

CAP Students in New York for Broadway Workshop

CAP students did a Broadway workshop last Friday in New York City at the Pearl Rehearsal Studios with Hamiltoncast member Thayne Jasperson. Jasperson has been in the Broadway smash hit musical since it opened, playing Samuel Seabury, singing and dancing in the chorus, and understudying the role of King George. Jasperson has also been on Broadway … Read more