Our Voices

Words With Warriors: Interview with Mark Harris

October 22, 2019

After 48 years at Wheeler, Mark Harris, the man behind the imaginative individualized Wheeler Aerie Approach, admits he’s finally getting the hang of things! Listen to this fun interview with lots of athletic memories and Aerie tidbits. … Read More

Growing Minds: Playing Favorites

October 21, 2019

A couple of days ago, needing to buy a present for a family member who’s in middle school, I asked some sixth and seventh-grade students in the hallway what their favorite board game was. They froze. Not because I’m scary or because they don’t… Read More

What the kids have to say about school

October 7, 2019

Before you arrive at The Wheeler School Open House on Saturday, October 26, I can’t resist sharing a bit about our school with you. There will be many opportunities for conversation, and for talking with and hearing from students, faculty, staff, parents, and school leaders–but it is also… Read More

A new school schedule expands curricular innovation

October 6, 2019

What do a 3-D printer, the Rooster Games, and 8th-grade Performing Arts class have in common?   The answer is linked to Wheeler’s commitment to creating a daily schedule that meets the needs of Wheeler’s culture of academic excellence. In the past five years or so, faculty have expressed… Read More

2019 Opening School Year Assembly Speech

September 11, 2019

Opening Remarks for Students, 2019-20 Welcome and welcome back! Today, we welcome 130 new students to our school, including the nursery students behind me. Today, we welcome our senior class to their final year at Wheeler, having watched many go before them, launching their last year with us. 16 of… Read More

Growing Minds: Marshmallows and Data Sets

September 10, 2019

What do marshmallows and data sets have in common? Not a lot unless you are lucky to be a student in Wheeler’s N-8 Divisions. Much to their delight, 8th graders get a marshmallow in their first Cityside class as part of a design challenge. In this challenge, students have… Read More

Our New Mission and Strategic Design

July 28, 2019

Read this special focus section, written by Head of School Allison Gaines Pell, that explains why Wheeler needs to lead and the important process to choose a new Mission for the School. She discusses the changing landscape of education, the Top 10 Skills for 2020, and the current… Read More