Wellington Day School still holds true to many of the primary philosophies from its Montessori roots. Our students learn in one of three muti-age classroom environments, and at every grade level, learning is individualized. Wellington students are encouraged to explore subjects that interest them and to work at their own pace. Preschool- and Kindergarten-age students learn in a Montessori-style classroom with furniture and manipulatives designed to help young children learn most effectively.
As students, families, teachers and the world have evolved over 19 years, so has Wellington. Additional philosophies, which now play a vital role in student education include: character education, attention to socialization, an emphasis on performing arts, high standards in mathematics, the promotion of classic children’s literature, early introduction to science and foreign language, career minded discussions, exploration of emerging technology and of course, lots of fun!
Wellington students are primarily motivated intrinsically rather than extrinsically toward excellence in their school work. Thus, Wellington is a non-graded school. Children are required to complete all daily work until it is 100% correct. This ensures that all concepts are learned thoroughly.
Standardized testing is not used at WDS, but children with families that desire to measure progress using these exams are welcome to take them through our local public schools.