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

Forms and Information for Current Parents

With the launch of our new website, the location of forms and information for parents has changed. Now, parents can access all back-to-school athletic, nurse, registrar, retreats, and consent and release forms and information from Watkinson’s Start Page, for which the URL is start.watkinson.org. You will also find the 2019-20 Family Handbook here. Simply click … 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