At Winchendon, we believe that some of the most important skills and attributes for you to develop are what we refer to as the “Great 8”:
C – Collaborative, Courageous
A – Adaptable
R – Resilient, Resourceful, Responsible
E – Empathetic, Ethical
The development of these characteristics will play as much of a role in your success as being a great writer or solving complex math problems. Service Learning provides the most effective “classroom” where we can practice these attributes and serve our community as well. Students work in groups to understand challenges, develop possible strategies, and then implement solutions. Our students have recently tackled a wide range of issues including engaging local youth through athletic and performing arts programs, supporting veterans, and combating hunger and poverty, among many others. Our Head of School regularly suggests that Service Learning may be the most important class that a Winchendon student takes.