Schoolwork and academics are paramount to the Wellington student experience, but our students learn and grow before and after school, as well as inside and outside of the traditional classroom environment.
In our multi-age community, students of diverse ages, skill-levels and backgrounds play and work together and side-by-side. Older students learn to mentor, encourage and model for their younger peers, while younger students learn assertiveness, trust and confidence in relationship with their older peers. This mulit-age dimension of student life prepares children for an adulthood in which both colleagues and companions may also range in age and background.
Enrichment beyond the classroom abounds and is encouraged. Wellington students enjoy periodic all-school field trips to destinations both near (the local library or Maple Ridge, a local assisted living facility for seniors) and far (an optional trip to Washington DC every four years!) Students can also choose to participate in school sponsored outreach or service projects such as Wellington's Christmas Gift to the Community or to participate in an on-site after school club, including Lego Club, Spanish Club, La Bella Coro and Brownies.
A number of annual school traditions which take place at various locations in the South Whidbey Community have become foundational to the Wellington student experience. These include the Thanksgiving Feast, an annual Christmas program, all-school Wrestling Day, Graduation and the Play.
Before and after school care are available to children whose parents work outside of the home or may need additional support. For some, the school day can begin as early as 7:30am and end as late as 6:00pm. For many, Wellington Day School is like a home away from home, and individuals within the school community are like extended family.