This review is not recent. In fact, this may be more than 10 years overdue. However, as a student at Wallenberg, due to its small nature, there were in fact many social pressures. As an adult I am learning that this is true in the workforce as well. I don't believe this ever changes.
I would say that Wallenberg had some wonderful teachers during my time and coaches on sports teams that cared very much about the student's well being. In fact, Patrick Mulligan is still there and an asset to Wallenberg.
I was a graduate of Wallenberg in 2005. My views are no longer applicable. During my time I had some wonderful teachers- English, Spanish, PE, to name a few of the subjects. Teachers come and go but at every school there will be good and bad ones.
I'm grateful for my chemistry teacher, Mr. Lupoli. Throughout the year until now, he has been an exceptionally amazing teacher. The way Mr. Lupoli teaches is simple to understand and not only that but he understands how you struggling at times when the concepts can be difficult. But he wants the best for us, he wants us to try the best of our ability. He's also very funny. But sadly this year, he's leaving due to some "changes" made by the principle. Although he wants to stay, he cannot. Everybody will dearly miss him for being such awesome chemistry and physics teacher and friend.
Some teachers take an active mentorship role, but no way these caring individuals can impact the whole school, and no systemic outreach to students in need. If they go ask for help in wellness, it is available, but nothing unless they go in. There is a volunteer minimum starting Jr year.