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.
The dedicated staff at WIMS works very hard to meet the educational needs of all students. Many teachers are there way before the school day begins and long after it ends, as well as on the weekends. Their committment goes beyond what I have seen in other districts. It is a wonderful place to teach and learn!
Wintergreen is the best school because of the phenomenal staff that works there. Everyone from administration to teachers to support staff are committed to making WIMS work for all its students. The Academy divisions turn a large school into 3 small ones so it truly is a place where 'everybody knows your name.'
This school has the most caring and outstanding teachers in the state. It is a beautiful school with an amazing staff! The education that children receive here is so diverse and meaningful!
The school has loads of extra curricular activites and the education is close to that of a private school. I do recommend however that you remain in contact with the administration, because there have been numerous times when I have seen serious discipline issues go unaddresed.
Wintergreen Magnet School is awesome! The school provides a quality education, diversity, challenging learning environment with caring and qualified teachers. My has child has scored at the advanced level on the 2008 mastery test. I owe this to the school and his desire to learn. My child loves the school, staff and friends.
I love this school, but more importantly so does my daughter. I had a choice to send her to school in our own town, but liked the diversity and enrichment programs not offered in our community. I am very happy with the commitment of the faculty and can see how much she's learned already. I am a very involved parent and I find a great majority of parents feel the same.
The level of commitment of the teachers is above and beyond expectations; the curriculum is equal if not better than the private schools in the area; from the high-end level of technology at all ages to the scope of extracurricular activities such as music, art, theatre and the diversity of the student body -- and the incredible involvement of parents ... there are so many great things about this school. I consider myself blessed to be part of the WIMS family.
Wintergreen offers a level of education which far surpasses other public schools. There are ample extracurricular activites available for the children. My only concern is that I have seen occasions when discipline was not used when it was certainly justified.
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