What if your child’s education was about experiences that promoted meaningful learning in an environment where students were guided to be well-rounded individuals, strong leaders and caring citizens? At Wilkinson School, individualized educational programs rooted in a small community where everyone belongs provide what we call, a tailored education for the whole child.
When I became principal of the Wilkinson School my aim was to preserve the community and beloved traditions, or “Woo Magic”, which was the cornerstone of the school, while focusing on academics so that they could truly serve each child. I can emphatically say that my staff and I have succeeded in both aims. Wilkinson School provides an educational environment unlike any you will find on the coastside. While our small setting and multi-age classrooms harkens back to the one room schoolhouse, Wilkinson is innovative in its commitment to meet each child’s unique academic and social/emotional needs. In a time when educators are pushed to “teach to the test” our seasoned faculty has the freedom to engage their students with lessons that observe state standards while being fun and creative. And because our philosophy is a holistic one, we hold the belief that the arts are not extras but essentials, and provide students with many opportunities to explore and express themselves through graphic art, dance, drama, and choral and instrumental music.
At Wilkinson I have a relationship with each student. This is not only my number one joy, but I believe it is the only way that I can serve each child and understand the overall student body. Everything that we do at our school is relationship based, which is antithetical to the culture and bureaucracy found in many schools. My guarantee is that this format leads parents to have greater accessibility and connection to their child’s education. I welcome you to come by and check out our “little cottage by the sea”. Whether you are interested in our K-8, our after school program or our summer camp, it will be a pleasure to have the chance to add another family to our community.