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Increased Opportunities For Every Student

Study What Makes You Curious

Study Street Art in New York City or the Industrial Revolution in the mill towns of Massachusetts, at The Winchendon School we see education as active not passive. Our classes are engaged where students lead discussions, debate questions, and draw their own conclusions.

See our full range of courses. Review our Curriculum Guide.


Unlimited Electives

Idea Design ColLABEach year every student has the opportunity to take an idea and design an internship or independent study during ColLAB. 

Your elective choices are only limited by your curiosity.

The Flagship Campus in Massachusetts

Located in the heart of Massachusetts, The Winchendon School's boarding and day campus is surrounded by 326 pristine acres nestled near Mount Monadnock. Close to lakes, skiing, art, and theater, the campus boasts a newly renovated Fitness Center, a new dorm, and recent hockey rink.  A vegetable garden and chickens can also be found on campus!

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Laurie Lambert
Head of School

When not found in Ford Hall, head of school and former drama director, actress, singer, and dog lover (Leonbergers are the family dog of choice) might be found on a run or on the road. Prior to joining The Winchendon School, Laurie worked for several prominent boarding and day schools in the mid-Atlantic region. Laurie, husband Tony (Director of College Counseling), and children Bair ’17 and Abby ’19 love a good explore, whether it’s as close the theaters of NYC or as far away as Kenya. The product of an itinerant Air Force upbringing Laurie knows how to be flexible, how to adapt to the cheerful commotion that is life at a boarding school, and how to keep her sense of humor handy.

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Scott Pottbecker

To say Scott Pottbecker is a busy person is an understatement. Scott packs more into one day than anyone we know. It’s been said about Scott that he doesn’t just support The Winchendon School in deed and action but embraces the School in all that he does. Take a look at the renovated Fitness Center in the Rotenberg Gymnasium to understand how Scott can transform living space and thereby the students’ lives.

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Kelly Harris

A talented baker and cook, she regularly indulges Winchendon’s students and her colleagues with great food. Kelly puts her remarkable educational and organizational skills to the test every day as Dean of Academics and Learning. She is passionate about unleashing the potential of each student, and she makes sure that the teachers are trained in the best individualization practices and strategies. If all that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is always pitching in to help organize the next event for the students, whether it is a day at the amusement park, a dance or any of many other fun events.

To learn more about the daily schedule at the MA campus and see some examples of different students’ days, click on one of the following:

CORONAVIRUS - See campus-specific statements about remote learning