PRESCHOOL - GRADE 5
The education of Annie Wright students takes place in the context of our strong community and rich history. The acceptance of a student into our school community brings with it our responsibility to honor the individual journey of that student. Our teachers notice, nurture, and celebrate the unique gifts of every student. We recognize that students learn in a variety of ways – verbally, visually, and kinesthetically. We recognize that boys and girls often learn differently and have individual needs at several stages of their development. Therefore, our teaching offers each student, each girl and each boy, many avenues to understand concepts and experience success.
Well-educated students at Annie Wright have had the opportunity to understand their own cognitive, social and emotional strengths, and know how to use this learning to promote their own growth throughout their lives. Our students develop skills to participate thoughtfully as members of the Annie Wright School community and to fulfill their role as citizens of the local and global community.
GRADES 6 - 8
The Annie Wright Day School for grades six through eight is a co-educational experience that provides students with a sound academic foundation in an environment where there is an understanding of the age-group's special needs and desires. A supportive structure is created and routine is balanced with the freedom to explore and develop individually.
The program offers a rich curriculum stressing disciplined learning. Skill development and organization are major goals of a demanding academic program. All classes emphasize the need to write, speak and listen effectively. Students are challenged to think analytically and creatively and are given the opportunity to solve problems and make decisions. With the help of the Learning Specialist and counselor, the faculty addresses individual differences in student ability, skill development, and learning style.
Close contact between the School and home is maintained throughout the year. Integrity and the recognition of the interrelationship between people are important qualities in the Day School. The curriculum along with life skills classes and advisory group work promote an awareness of responsible citizenship and a sense of self-worth.
Homework is designed to have students practice the skills and concepts that have been taught in class. Annie Wright is a laptop school beginning in the sixth grade where every student is required to have one. Students take laptop class in the sixth grade to learn how best to use technology and they continue to use their computers in most of their coursework through eighth grade.