Our Teachers, Our Program, Our Training
Backed By 90+ Years Of Experience Teaching Teens
Proven, research-based methods and strategies. Thousands of success stories. Since 1926, The Winchendon School has been the best college prep school for students with significant unrealized potential.
Why do students succeed here? We like to call it “The Winch Way” Simply put: a Winchendon School education is deeply personalized, highly collaborative, character-focused, intentionally varied, interest-driven, thoughtfully inclusive, community – based, learning experience propelling each student to become a confident, adaptable, self -directed learner.
At The Winchendon School, we are guided by real-world learning. We put an emphasis on the skills students need for the quickly changing world – entrepreneurship, critical thinking, math, science, coding projects, engineering, and robotics.
Our History Runs Deep- History of The Winchendon School
Founded by Lloyd Harvey Hatch, Sr. in 1926 near Dexter, Maine as the Wassookeag School, the School was founded on the belief “a scholastic program fitted to the needs and aims of each student” would benefit all students. From 1951 to 1961, the School was relocated to Newport, RI, and renamed Hatch Preparatory School before finding its permanent home and name in Winchendon, Massachusetts in 1961 and now online at MyWinchClass.