Three New Programs
It’s the Wheeler way: when our faculty members have ideas that will move us closer to relevant, meaningful, transformative, and rigorous experiences for our students, we act.
Starting in fall 2019, The Wheeler School will offer to all 8th-grade students, its new Cityside program — a year-long interdisciplinary experience embedded in the City of Providence. The new program leverages Providence’s 25 neighborhoods, working with various NGOs, non-profit organizations, community groups, and branches of government to provide a rich curriculum for project-based learning, inquiry, and research.
To build on an already robust curriculum of both structured and unstructured play, we introduce “Forest Fridays” at The Wheeler Farm. This year, Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten children will take the bus with their friends out to the Farm on periodic Fridays to explore nature, play together, develop independence, build creativity “muscles” and extend imagination.
The Wheeler School will partner with NuVu Innovation School in Cambridge, MA, next fall to pilot the first NuVuX Studio Term in Rhode Island, offering admission to the program to students enrolled in Wheeler’s Upper School. Starting fall of 2019, Upper School students will be able to choose to participate in a series of “studios” which will be developed in a unique collaboration between Wheeler and the team at NuVu. Each studio will center on a large-scale problem and a “hands-on-minds-on” project-based approach to solution-seeking that will have an impact on the community or world. Custom experiences are currently in development with a group of Wheeler faculty and the NuVu team.
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The Wheeler School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for Nursery, Pre-K, K-Grade 12 serving Providence, RI, Greater Providence and Greater Boston. The Hamilton School welcomes Grades 1-8 with language-based learning differences.