Our Mission Statement, Core Values, History, and Traditions.
We think you’ll want to learn about them.
Why do students succeed here? We like to call it “The Winch Way” and it’s why students find success here. Simply put: a Winchendon School education is a 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.
Above all, at The Winchendon School, we are guided by real-world learning. In addition, we put an emphasis on the skills students need for the quickly changing world – entrepreneurship, critical thinking, math, science, coding projects, engineering, and robotics. Not only do we emphasize subject-based skills, but we give teens the opportunity to use techniques across disciplines mirroring the lessons necessary in the real world.
At The Winchendon School, we equip each student with the essential skills and habits of mind to succeed in college and beyond.
Moreover, we call our Core Values the “Great 8.” Similarly, at Winchendon, we are committed to supporting the development of each of our students into engaged, responsible, and ethical young adults.
Collaborative | Courageous | Adaptable | Resourceful | Responsible | Resilient | Empathetic | Ethical
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.
Veterans’ Outreach: Wreaths Across America
Baccalaureate at Cathedral of the Pines
Graduation and Walking Under the Bell
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