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Enriching Education: Going Beyond the Core

One of the things that makes Weilenmann School of Discovery unique in public education is the integration of specialty courses into the core curriculum. For Lower School, this means that Art, Music, PE, Outdoor and Science are not occasional experiences,…

Engaging Education: Project-Based Learning

One way to powerfully activate a student’s engagement is through project-based learning. Students in all grades at WSD participate in regular curricular and cross-curricular projects as a meaningful way to gain and apply deeper knowledge. The goal of project-based learning…

Good Vibrations: Our Close Knit Community

Prospective families and faculty who tour Weilenmann School of Discovery often remark on feeling a good “vibe” as they walk through our hallways and visit our classes in session. In fact, the positive energy and friendly feeling of WSD are…

Engaging Young Minds: Effective Teachers

As our Mission Statement explains, the all-embracing purpose of the Weilenmann School of Discovery is to promote “engaged, authentic and effective learning” that prepares students for the 21st century. Effective learning is influenced by a wide variety of factors. Some…

The Wapiti Way: Character Education at WSD

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…