Girls lead everything at Winsor. They are club officers, student government representatives, editors, captains and more. Students gain leadership skills in many ways here.
In the Classroom
In small classes, teachers encourage all girls to participate and speak their minds. Girls regularly give presentations and collaborate on projects. Building girls’ leadership skills is a specific curricular focus in Winsor’s health and wellness courses.
Assemblies and Town Meetings
Student clubs often run Winsor’s weekly assemblies. Girls work together to develop programs and present them to the school community. Lower School Town Meetings provide a forum for community involvement and leadership for grades 5-8.
In assemblies and classroom visits, leaders in the fields of science, economics, history and more regularly speak on lessons from their lives and careers. The school often draws from the pool of talented Winsor alumnae and parents to share their knowledge.
At retreats, girls learn team-building activities and leadership skills. At the Class VII (11th grade) overnight retreat each spring, girls define specific and concrete ways they will take leadership roles at the school during senior year, both as individuals and as a group.
Senior Independent Learning Experience
All Winsor seniors are required to complete a seminar and an independent project during the spring. Students choose projects related to their interests, including medical and scientific research, internships in business or the arts, volunteer work and independent study.To learn more about ILE click here.
Leadership in the Wider Community
Through several Upper School community service clubs, students lead classmates in activities in the Boston area. In addition, Winsor encourages girls to be leaders by participating in national conferences, including the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools conference and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference sponsored by the NAIS People of Color Conference.