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WSD Students Learn Digitally During School “Dismissal”

  • March 18, 2020

UPDATE: SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2020) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st, and…

Shared Vision, Shared Leadership: The WSD Model

  • June 24, 2019

Last spring, an article was published in the online educational magazine, Edutopia, that featured Weilenmann School of Discovery’s administrative model. In the article, educational consultant Heather Wolpert-Gawron made the observation that “one of the elements that makes this school different…

Vicky Fitlow

2020 Executive Director Transition Committee

  • June 11, 2019

Dear Families, The WSD Board of Directors has asked me to serve as Chair of the Executive Director Transition Committee. In that role, I have gathered administrators, consultants, current and former board members, parents, teachers, and experienced leaders from other…

Cindy Phillips

2020 Executive Director Transition

  • June 11, 2019

Dear WSD Families, In January of 2017, after serving for five years as WSD’s Executive Director, I was invited by the WSD Board of Directors to extend my role for three more years. I accepted, and the Board voted unanimously…

Clean and Green: Sustainability at WSD

  • March 20, 2019

Weilenmann School of Discovery is proud to be the first school in Park City to be recognized for sustainable practices and initiatives. This year the Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) registered WSD as a Utah Green School, and Recycle…

Up Close and Personal: Differentiated Learning

  • March 20, 2019

Whenever great teaching and learning occurs in the classroom, two conditions are present. First, students are active participants in their own learning. Their experience supports social interaction, and the process they are engaged in is meaningful to them, allowing them…


2018-19 School Theme

  • August 15, 2018

“Learning Never Exhausts the Mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was a genius, but not a typical genius. As opposed to the single, focused achievement of a typical “genius,” da Vinci displayed exceptional creativity, intellect, originality, and achievement…

Building STEAM: An Applied Approach

  • May 4, 2018

This spring WSD will finish its second year of a continuing partnership with the Utah STEM Action Center, which prioritizes STEM education and seeks to develop Utah’s workforce of the future. The term “STEM” refers to the academic disciplines of…

The Wapiti Way: Character Education at WSD

  • February 9, 2018

Cultural commentators agree that we live in an individualistic age -- one where the notion of "community" is going by the wayside, even in schools. "You'd think that schools would naturally nurture deep community bonds," laments New York Times columnist…