Reading, writing and arithmetic comprise the core curriculum at Wellington Day School.
Preschool-aged children begin reading with building blocks that follow the Montessori model. Elementary and middle school students build upon this phonics-based foundation through programs customized to meet their unique needs and reading levels. Each child is enabled and empowered to read books relevant and of interest to him or to her.
Wellington students at every age are encouraged to express themselves through writing. They learn grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure, but they also learn and practice thoughtful writing. Students often write about concepts and situations that underscore principles of honesty and integrity, values we believe are critical to success.
Mathematics also begins in preschool with the manipulatives-based Montessori model. Older Wellington students continue to use this approach to learning arithmetic, but math workbooks are incorporated into school work at the elementary and middle school grade levels. Again, our core curriculum is largely individualized, so students can work in their math workbooks at their own pace. Most Wellington students happily work at least one grade level ahead.