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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…

Living and Learning: Student Life at WSD

Parents often imagine what it might be like to be a “fly on the wall” and observe their student in action on a typical school day. Any parent who could actually achieve this would be a busy fly indeed, and…

Walking on the Wild Side: Outdoor Education

“The secret of making the best persons,” Walt Whitman famously said, “is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” While most of us cannot raise our families entirely in the great outdoors, we…

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…

Building STEAM: An Applied Approach

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…