From the Growing Minds Blog
Why Wheeler's multifaceted, interdisciplinary, rigorous, curiosity-based curriculum is a natural fit for curious middle-grade kids.
In these exploratory years, adolescents try on ideas like outfits, and a rigid style is nobody’s goal. This is precisely why the nuanced discussions that happen in our middle school are some of the most exciting moments of the day. Our students learn how to explore ideas, their own and their peers’, in all sorts of discussion models that allow them to shape and reshape opinions, gather evidence, and imagine others' perspectives. - Vanessa O’Driscoll Middle School Director.
This Week at Wheeler,This Week at Wheeler, we shared a joyous moment with our 7th-grade algebra students for identifying the rules of tables and graphs, Global Education Coordinator Amy Bonnici asks us to pack our bags for the trip of a lifetime, and we shared breakfast with our Lower School during Heritage Day (the first of our new Wheeler Days). We celebrated during Wheeler Reunion, with an amazing acceptance speech by Betsy West '69, plucked out a few notes during the first day of rehearsal for our new String Ensemble, and tried to keep up with our Freshmen XC Team, but they were too fast. Last but not least, we are proud to be listed as the #1 school in Rhode Island.