Winsor teachers share a passion for their individual disciplines as well as a vision of the school’s overarching educational mission. The departmental offices are typically abuzz with activity. Each teacher contributes her or his own specialized background—and unique personality—to the mix.

Departments

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  • Arts

    The arts at Winsor present challenges that are intellectual, physical, and creative. The Performing and Visual Arts departments together seek to offer a balanced program in studio art, drama, music, and dance. Students are encouraged but not required to fulfill their Upper School fine arts requirement with courses from more than one division.

  • English

    For both the Upper School and Lower School the objective of the English department is to encourage each student to develop her ability to read with insight, think logically, and express herself clearly. Class discussions, frequent essays, and regular meetings with teachers help achieve these goals. 
  • History

    The aim of the history department is that each student comes to an understanding of her own culture and humanity through an empathetic understanding of the humanity of others. Our practice of history involves much more than just the study of past events and how they shape the present; we explore as well how our present interests and biases shape our understanding of the past. At all levels, students learn to substantiate ideas with evidence, to use primary sources, and to read historical works with discrimination. 

  • Mathematics

    The mathematics department prepares students to think logically and creatively about patterns, figures, numbers, functions, and applications and teaches skills necessary for success in an increasingly technical world. The department believes each student learns best and feels most successful and confident when she covers the material at an appropriately challenging pace. 
  • Physical Education

    Physical Education is an integral part of the educational experience for every Winsor student. The program provides a setting in which young women can pursue excellence in the physical and emotional realm of their lives. By teaching lifelong skills, we strive to help students develop positive self-esteem and empower them to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Science

    The science department believes that girls naturally wonder about themselves, the physical world, and their place within it. We also recognize the under-representation of women in many fields of science. Therefore, a primary goal of our program is to encourage girls' enthusiasm for science while providing the skills and content necessary for scientific literacy, an understanding of the scientific process, and a solid preparation for those wishing to continue with post-secondary work in the sciences.
     
    View student opportunities in science here
  • Wellness

    The objective is to provide accurate information and to practice skills that will help girls be self-reliant and responsible for their choices. Topics focus on building trusting relationships and community, conflict resolution, sexual development, wellness and the body, and chemicals and the mind. Student input is always relevant to course design as they keep us aware of addressing their particular needs and questions. Winsor’s commitment to pay equal attention to the intellectual, social and moral development of students serves as the framework for these classes. Classes will include important facts and information, as well as time to grapple with quandaries of personal decision-making and ethics.
  • World languages

    As students progress through Winsor’s World Language program, they develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. In the Lower School, girls learn to approach second language acquisition through a deeper understanding of their own language and language in general. In the Upper School, students further hone their language skills as they encounter and examine authentic literary texts, important cultural questions and philosophical ideas. Students gain a profound appreciation of other cultures and a better understanding of their own cultural framework and point of view.