Herald Square, NYC
A campus at the center of the world’s greatest city providing unparalleled access to NYC
Serving Day Students from NYC, NJ, and CT
While most of our students take advantage of Winch-NYC’s proximity to most major subway lines (and City Bike stands), we do have students using the rail lines to commute from NJ and southern CT.
At least one liked his morning ferry commute across the Hudson.
Your teachers will know you better – what your strengths and weaknesses are, and, more importantly, how you learn best and what is most interesting to you.
At the Winch, it is truly your high school experience, and not something designed for someone very different you.
CoLABs & iLAB
Research shows that the more interesting (or scary!) something is, the more likely we all are to learn more and retain it.
Our commitment is to make your learning more engaging and meaningful to you (and we will work to minimize the scary).
Welcome to The Winchendon School – NYC style!
Winchendon’s NYC campus is an oasis in the heart of Manhattan where students can explore their interests and connect with their purpose. Here, we are guided by real-world learning. Classes are energetic, teachers design active environments where students lead discussion, debate questions and draw their own conclusions. We don’t give students the answers; rather, we guide you to find it on your own. Our students develop confidence in who they are, pride in the City they call home and a clear sense of how they can contribute to their community. And they graduate and go on to many of the finest colleges and universities.
I hope that you will consider Winchendon, and that we will have the chance to meet soon,
Kalimah Fergus Ayele
Head – Winchendon NYC
High Impact Learning
The research confirms this. For you and almost every other student out there, you will learn and retain more if the learning is interesting to you, and you believe that what you are learning will really matter to you. You also learn and retain more by doing than listening or watching.
Classes That Work for You
Classes on the move – rarely sitting still – lots of discussion, debate and project work. Most will be micro-classes of 7-9 students, with lots of opportunities to be part of the discussion. You won’t need to suffer through lectures or busywork. This makes class much more interesting and fun.
Teachers Who Get You
How often have you felt that the teacher didn’t “get you” or that they didn’t care that much about what you feel is important? Your teachers will know you better – what you care about, how you learn best, and what skills and strategies will be most important to you in the future
Unparalleled Access to NYC’s finest…
- Colleges and Universities
- Libraries and Research Facilities
- Athletic and fitness facilities
- Theater, drama and musical venues
- Business, finance, and retail headquarters
- Fashion and design centers
- The U.N. and global political organizations
- Health and wellness resources
- Innovative companies and service organizations
A “Future-Looking” Campus
With some of the world’s finest resources within walking distance or short ride – whether that is a research lab or a tech center, sports or theater, library or studio, potential employers, or of course good food, the School doesn’t need to support those.
Our focus is on getting you great access to the best resources. This approach lets us focus on our teachers – and you.
- Competitive basketball program in partnership with SteadyBuckets
- Club sports and fitness activities offered each season
Clubs, Activities & Organizations
- Multiple and Drama and Musical Productions
- Fine arts classes and workshops
- Chess Club
- Model UN
- DEIB, Affinity Groups, and Justice
- Student government
…and what is most interesting to students each year.
These have ranged from cinema, to robotics, to gaming, to surfing – and beyond.