Our Voices

President of the Board of Trustees Commencement Address

June 15, 2021

Alisia St. Florian ’86, President of the Board of Trustees Welcome graduates, families, faculty and friends to the commencement exercises for the class of 2021! As Chair of the Board of Trustees, it is my great honor to congratulate you on behalf of the entire Board on your achievements. A… Read More

Head of School’s Welcome Address

June 15, 2021

On Friday, June 11, 2021, the Wheeler School celebrated the graduating class of 2021 at the Wheeler Farm. By Head of School Allison Gaines Pell To the class of 2021, since I won’t get to say this to you again today, YOU AMAZE US. This year, you showed the… Read More

Wheeler Invocation 2021: A Gathering

June 14, 2021

By Ann Bruno, Upper School English Teacher   A Gathering Let us gather here in this place where we played in the dirt, dug cleats into packed earth, passed the baton, rounded the bend; let us gather in the echo of Sondheim sung in a cool clearing, of the clean… Read More

Middle School Students are Powerful

June 2, 2021

By Vanessa O’Driscoll, Director of Middle School It’s a rather dreary day for May: chilly, damp air has made the grass slippery and the mud muddy, and yet, just moments ago, I watched the entire seventh-grade plant their feet into that slippery, muddy earth with ferocity as they participated in… Read More

One-Act Plays Return for 2021

May 25, 2021

Returning for the 2021 season, the One Act Play Festival has transitioned from black-box theatre production to audio production under the guidance of US English Teacher Abby Ringiewicz. Students write and perform original works that leverage literary concepts such as character and plot, distilling theater’s complex elements into an enticing… Read More

My Wildest Dreams — A Teacher’s Voice

May 5, 2021

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a teacher. I was the youngest of three. I didn’t babysit as a teenager like most of my friends. I never thought twice about young kids. It wasn’t until I was a junior in college, sitting with… Read More

Cityside Podcasts on the Environment

April 27, 2021

ecoRI and students Alden, Jack, Robert, and Reid, from Wheeler’s Cityside Program for 8th graders researched and recorded two podcasts this spring on the topics of Rhode Island Transit and Pollution in Providence. Listen to them here.  … Read More

Connecting to our Earth on Earth Day: Trash and Mindful Consumption

April 22, 2021

Noticing the amount of trash on the ground at the Farm our Nursery students decided to do something about it! For weeks they collected trash, sorted it, counted it, and compared it, and recently presented their findings to our 6th graders with the hopes of inspiring others to work together… Read More

News Features about Wheeler

April 20, 2021

Links to news features from outside Wheeler on our students, faculty, and young alumni. 5th grader helps bring Neuroscience to Wheeler NBC Studio 10 feature on 18 Wheelers National Award with Kristin Sprague and Iris Cephas ’20 Young alum… Read More