I attended Wintergreen for 4 years as I am shocked of the things people have said about it I can only fix that by giving a great review when I started here in first grade I was excited about the engaging courses offered like science, and enrichment. Most kids were in kindergarten together but they welcomed so fast and I made friends in an instinct. The teachers are great helpful and caring. But I at times in struggled in math but not to the point to be removed for math and I didn't really get the help I needed and at times was picked on and called cruel labels because I loved art and my best friend was a girl they said I was fat and gay and I had no friends. Set aside that this a great great school where your child's abilities can be found and highlighted throughout learning. And teachers are very disciplinal and helped me with my bullying problems. It's truly an experience like no other . My favorite teachers here were Ms.Virgo and Ms.Rossamondo
This is an amazing school. Both of my children attend. They have been able to establish awesome friendships with children from other districts, making the whole "Interdistrict" magnet really into a community-like school. The teachers are fabulous. The newly appointed Principal is a visionary and the school is certainly, clearly in the right hands. School scores are increasing yearly, and the level of reading that I have seen with regards to my own children is excellent. My fifth grader is reading at High School level and came into the school, as a reluctant, non-reader. Enrichment program is the best I have seen. It starts in kindergarten and provides out of this world learning adventures and trips. The instrumental lessons are great, and the affordability of having a violin program is amazing for the young kids, of which my child is a part of as well. They also Broadcast live every morning: like a true news station. The Arts are really emphasized unlike in other schools where they are the first to be cut. If your child gets into the school, you should be thrilled. Wintergreen is really a community and they do care about kids.
Have you seen the publicity this school gets? There are great opportunities for children and great guest speakers from all over working with the Wintergreen students. It is a GREAT SCHOOL.
I felt inclined to write a review of Wintergreen not as a parent nor member of the staff, yet as a friend of the community. A friend that has been fortunate enough to have met some of the most wonderful children that attended this school as well as the incredible staff that exudes contagious passion for the growth and development of each child that walks through their doors. The principal at Wintergreen truly cares about the well being of its members - both staff and children - and embraces the uniqueness of each individual. If the opportunity arises for your child to attend Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School, i highly recommend it!
Being a parent of a child at Wintergreen is so exciting! Everyday our child comes home with something new and fun today share with us. Our child is constantly being challenged in order to highlight her strongest qualities while fine tuning areas where she is lacking. In addition to the incredible teachers Wintergreen employs, the principle is amazing! Her style and attitude is inspiring and calming! She knows how to handle situations drama free! I am thankful my child has the privilege to learn from these amazing people!
I am a parent of a wonderful child at Wintergreen. She is very bright, curious, and is always enthusiastic about going to school and reporting what she learned as soon as she comes home. The staff and teachers are of the highest quality. I always feel safe sending my daughter to school each day. The new Principal is spectacular. She is knowledgable and is aware of all that is new in Education, and that is not easy. Since she arrived last year, the atmosphere in the school has become very joyful and it is simply the best place for children to be educated and for families to be affiliated. I highly recommend Wintergreen to families who value learning, mutual respect and who are looking for a family centered school that offers a top notch education.
There is always a friendly, welcoming atmosphere at Wintergreen and I find that the kids are more enthusiastic about going to this school. The teachers, in my experience, have mostly all been warm and very committed to the students. The principal seems to be everywhere at once, very involved and always looking out for the kids welfare. The students and parents love her! This is a very forward-looking school, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
The new principal is a detriment to the school. She is careless, forgetful, and clueless about what is going on behind classroom doors. She "acts" as if she an omnipotent "yogi", but in reality she is a menopausal hormonal, tactless principal. She relies solely on one person to give her any info o what's going on in the school. She is beyond overwhelmed as this is only her third year with her administrative certificate.
School is resting on its history.This was a desired facility for high achieving children.Now it has become a mess. The highest achieving students are leaving in droves. Some even willing to go to their neighborhood public school because this place limits what children can achieve and doesnt encourage them to go beyond the medium. "They teach to the "CORE" and only test 2 levels about medium grade.A facade ... a violin program, an enrichment program, foreign language program... These are titles; the programs are minimal.They are not developing anything. There is much adue about nothing. What program meets once per week for six weeks and expects to develope something in a child in 30 min? What program pulls children out of core classes to participate in extra curriculm activies? Great trips dont make a great school. Why extend the school year when learning actually stops 3 to 4 weeks before classes end? 3 priciples in 4 years. Claims to support family however offers no sibling preference for addmissions. Bullying has been such an increasing problem that a half dozen victims have left the school due to its inability to address it effectively. I wouldnt let dog eat school lunch
Wintergreen changed our lives. My grandchild was really suffering and getting lost between the cracks in her old school, but then my daughter found the Wintergreen school. I can't say enough good things about it. The teachers are caring and Pricipal is fantastic. My grandchild has gone from someone who didn't even want to go to school, to a child who loves school. She hated reading and couldn't handle math, but now writes detailed stories and shows off her math skills whenever she can! She is now in the 4th grade and has changed dramatically from a loner who was filled with self doubt to a beaming excited child with lots of friends. She now has the support system she always needed to be the best she could be. I would especially like to thank the principal for all her encouragement, it meant a lot.
I only ranked this one star because I couldn't do zero stars. i went to this school for nine years, kindergarten through eighth grade. They prepared me for nothing. There was no homework as you get to the middle school grades except in math when really there should be the most homework to prepare for high school. I was a straight A student at Wintergreen. When I graduated and started going to Hopkins School, I didnt have one A. And I even went lower and had some C's and D's. Wintergreen didnt prepare me at all for what I'd be facing in high school and even some of my friends who didn't go to schools as hard as Hopkins were still getting C's and D's when we had all been high honor students at Wintergreen. I hated school because of this place and I love school. But this school ruined it. I begged my parents for three years to take me out and they wouldnt. Dont send your kid here. Its an awful place where they dont prepare you and only very few of the teachers care. No one gets held back. You pass through every grade no matter how bad you're doing. Other towns have started using it as a dumping ground for problem kids. Just listen to me. Dont send your kid here.
my child hasn't been there that long (reason for 4 stars), is in kindergarten and is bringing home a syllabus every week. i didnt know about a syllabus til i was starting college. if thats not preping and instilling the importance of higher education for the future then somebody tell me about a better curriculum.
Our town had the opportunity to enter the lottery for Wintergreen when my daughter was in 4th grade. She is now in 7th grade and this has been the best thing that could have happened. She has excelled beyond belief. WIMS fosters each child's individual talents and I believe truly cares about giving kids a great education. My daughter will become a wonderful, productive adult, in part because of her experience here.
Three of my daughters were lucky enough to get into Wintergreen. They have grown and thrived there. We recently moved and I found them very prepared for their new school and ahead in some areas. The family atmosphere at Wintergreen is amazing. It is a learning community who care about each other. Additionally, the K-8 set up gives learners a wonderful exposure to those younger and older than them. I couldn't have asked for more. PTO is very involved. Teachers are committed. The administration cares. With this combination, any child who has an involved parent will thrive and grow.
Caring staff, great parent involvement and family oriented school. Strong Principal leadership. Challenging academic programs they offered. Also has an after school program that offers some sports, health and fun activities for kids.
I love Wintergreen because of the way the adminstrators care for our children. The structure of the school is perfect for young children to be introduce to; along with the environment that gives each child a diversity of culture. Learning abilities are easy for the children on the first day of school. My children came to this school from another school and had readjust there study skills. It also is a school that believes in parent /teacher contact. (We no longer have that in the public school systems)
There is no other educational environment that assist children in developing in all areas of learning.
Wintergreen is a family of amazing teachers truly devoted to their vocation!
Wintergreen is a great school as it offers so much for the students. Teachers and staff are welcoming and dedicated and you can tell that they love being here.
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