Your child is unique.
So is Watkinson.

Our mission is to give our students the power to shape their lives and the world around them. 

A clear mission is essential in order to do great things. And the more deeply a teacher or a coach—or, indeed, a student—understands that mission, the more effectively he or she will meet it.  
Watkinson is a mission-driven institution. 

The mission directs our academic program and grounds our community in a set of common values and attitudes. Every decision we make comes home here. Does this program/this hire/this technique help us meet our mission better? It sets the focus for our evaluations and assessments of student work. Is this student gaining in her power? It helps us design curriculum and programs. Does this approach help our students shape the world? 

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Four Questions Every Parent Should Ask
Q. What is the object of your curriculum and how does your program support it?

Q. How does your daily schedule support your mission?

Q. How does the diversity of your school further the mission?

Q. What core values drive your mission?
While we still print Watkinson News once or twice a year, now that many families opt not to receive magazines (supporting sustainability efforts of both the school and their own families), we also make the printed issue of Watkinson News available as a downloadable PDF for your convenience. 
Watkinson News Spring 2016
The story of the education we believe in.

Watkinson News Winter 2015
Read about alumni who are busy shaping their lives and the world around them.

Watkinson News Winter 2013
Read about the seven habits of our highly effective middle school.

Watkinson News Fall 2009
What's the bottom line? How is the economy influencing Watkinson, and schools in general?

Watkinson News Spring 2009
Sustainable Intelligence: our look at how to shape the world well.

Watkinson News Winter 2008/2009
As local food systems come under scrutiny, we take a look at what feeds us at Watkinson.

Watkinson News Fall 2008
Watkinson News tackles the often undiscussed subject of privilege.