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Watkinson School Appoints New Chief Financial and Operations Officer 

Watkinson School is pleased to announce its new Chief Financial and Operations Officer is Julia Winer of West Hartford, CT.   The CFOO provides strategic financial and operational leadership and is part of the senior leadership team. Winer will work closely with Head of School Teri Schrader, who taught Winer when she attended the Francis W.

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Private School Debate Team Returns.


Watkinson’s international, award-winning debate team is looking for new members! This activity welcomes all Watkinson students, both Upper and Middle Schoolers and introverts and extroverts alike. We are offering two week-long virtual morning programs this summer during the weeks of June 26th and July 10th and an option for once-a-week virtual summer classes for students

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West Hartford Art Barriers 2023

Nick G. ’24 Selected Watkinson School is pleased to announce that junior Nick G. has been selected to be one of the painters of an art barrier in West Hartford center. Nick’s design will be on a barrier on Lasalle Road in the center, in front of Division West. In its third year, this public

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Nik C. ’24 Published

Nik C. ’24, a Creative Arts Program diploma student majoring in creative writing, has been included in the second edition of the international publication called “Letters to Lovers Zine”. Nik’s poem “After the Batman” was one of 29 submissions selected out of hundreds of entries. To date, Nik’s focus has been on short stories and

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Watkinson Appoints New Director of College Counseling

Watkinson School is proud to announce Emily Parker as its next Director of College Counseling. Emily comes to Watkinson after 13 years in the college admissions world. For nearly the last decade she has been the Associate Director of Admission at Brown University, and prior to that she was the Senior Assistant Director of Admission

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Book Signing with Author Dr. Doe Hentschel

Watkinson is pleased to host a book signing and intimate meet and greet with Dr. Doe Hentschel, a current Watkinson trustee, who recently published “Look Ma, No Hands”.  The book signing is free and open to the public at 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 18th in our Feringa Dining Hall. About her book, Dr. Hentschel describes,

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Our annual feature & alumni magazine is now online! The Spring 2019 issue talks about the progress we’ve made on our five-year Strategic Plan. 

The Watkinson Story Vault features videos and words from all different members of our community — students, parents, alumni, teachers, and friends. We launched it in fall of 2018 and it’s growing all the time.

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