Academic support is a significant concern for independent schools — more so today than in the past. On the surface, the trends seem worrisome: A number of schools say more students are struggling, while others report that more parents are pushing for individual support and accommodations, specifically so their children can gain extended time on standardized tests.
Winsor aims to create a learning environment in which every girl can work to her highest potential. When girls need support, they learn to ask for help—and that their teachers are there to help. Our coordinator of academic support is also there as a resource, if needed. Faculty, students, families can turn to her to help understand learning needs and to equip girls with strategies to do their best.
Academic Support Blog
This fall, we offered an introduction to upper school for all freshmen called the Class V Seminar, the purpose of which was to introduce all Class V students to the academic skills, habits and mindset they need to thrive in the Upper School.
Most students agree that summer is for relaxation and fun, and you should use this time to take a well-deserved break from academics and recharge for the coming school year. It is also a time to get organized, clear the decks, and try new adventures, whether it is travel or leisure, a sport or a leadership opportunity. The Peer Tutors wanted to share their thoughts about summer activities.