Our oldest child started at WES 4 years ago, transferring from a school that was not a good fit. We could not be more pleased with the school's balanced approach to academics, social development and play for children in the Early Childhood Program. Our experience with the teachers has been overwhelmingly positive; they clearly love their jobs and are eager to connect with each individual child. The school's community is engaged, active and supportive. Our second child started at the school in Nursery this year and we are excited to watch him join the school community and grow as a student under the care of his teachers. We highly recommend that anyone seeking an independent school education for their children consider WES.
My son is a nursery student at WES. I drop off each morning and regularly head to work knowing we’ve made a great decision about sending him to WES. The faculty is incredible and works hard to foster a sense of community. They also work hard to accommodate working parents and go to great lengths to engage the entire family with the school community. We love it there.
There is a virtue of the month each month at WES. Lessons around the virtue are carried through every class and tailored so that they're appropriate for every grade level. As an example, when the students were learning about kindness, the school librarian taught the nursery students to be kind to their library books by hugging them as they returned to their classrooms with them and turning the pages gently. It's small, consistent reminders of things like this that reinforce virtues throughout the curriculum.
My son's teachers are fantastic. He comes home happy and genuinely excited about what he's learned. They are caring and hold students to high standards. They're also very communicative with parents and quick to respond to questions. I trust and respect them very much.