So anxious (and a little skeptical) to find a great school that would work, Jesse struggled to even interview with our admissions director. But five months later, he is thriving.
He recently earned his certification as a wilderness rescue first responder and this month was a student orientation leader for mid-year admissions. It’s true, the student who wasn’t able to interview was now leading the presentation introducing the newest students to iLab.
At The Winchendon School, the academic year is sectioned into six iTHEMES. Each theme encompasses about five weeks. Students explore the theme throughout their curriculum. From English to math to science to history, students examine the theme as it relates to each subject. Recently, students began to dig into the “wealth” theme. Jesse and his classmates spent time with New York’s 9 Million Reasons nonprofit.
9 Million Reasons is New York City’s largest food pantry and is currently assisting Cuban asylum seekers bussed to the City from Florida. While onsite with The Winchendon School, Jesse was able to use his Spanish skills and volunteered as an interpreter.
Helping teens find their place, is what The Winchendon School is all about.