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.
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
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.
Over the past 30 years, more and more independent schools have established academic support programs and learning centers to address their students' individual learning needs. Perhaps not surprisingly, as the number of students being evaluated has increased, even more families have requested academic accommodations and services for their children. For the most part, learning centers and tutors have served the individual needs of students well. But in the rush to accommodate students and families, there has been a tendency to over-pathologize students' struggles and to categorize too many under the auspices of learning centers.