Our Voices

Growing Minds: Resiliency During COVID-19

March 31, 2020

According to Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, repeated studies have linked emotional intelligence skills to our ability to thrive — academically, personally and professionally in normal day-to-day life. Now with COVID-19 temporarily redefining “normal life,” emotional intelligence programs like Yale’s RULER  (Recognizing,… Read More

Music Connects Us All: A Gift from Wheeler

March 16, 2020

A Message from the Head of School — Music Connects Us All On Thursday, at our annual Cum Laude Society induction, Kristin Sprague, Music and Choral Teacher extraordinaire, gave remarks, titled “Raised on Music,” set over a range of songs. Music, she said “is a… Read More

Cityside at Wheeler: May Mobility

March 5, 2020

Cityside at Wheeler 8th graders Thomas, Henry, and Josh researched public transportation issues in Providence and created a pro bono promo video for a new autonomous transportation company called May Mobility. Learning that nearly 40% of residents in one neighborhood alone were without personal transportation, this Cityside project… Read More

Growing Minds: Joyfully Solving The Problems of Math

March 3, 2020

By Felicia Vinces, Lower School Director, and Rebecca Boswell, Lower School Math Curriculum Coordinator Approach and Philosophy at Wheeler by Felicia Vinces, Lower School Director If you ask some adults about their experiences in math class growing up, you may get a mixed-bag of responses ranging from groans and… Read More

Junior Receives National Microgrant Through United Way and Pop-Tarts

February 13, 2020

Jane Josefowicz ’21 is one of ten winners to receive a $5,000 Rep My City Challenge microgrant through United Way and Pop-Tarts. Jane’s proposal for a Refugee Translation Assistance App was inspired by her work at the Refugee Dream Center (also a new Cityside collaborator) in Providence, RI. Jane… Read More

What parents say about Wheeler

February 3, 2020

We asked parents in a 2020 survey to tell us what they like most about Wheeler.  In their own words, parents from all across the school shared the following comments.  If you want to know more about Wheeler or talk to a parent, contact Anna Curtis, Director of… Read More

Talking Dyslexia Podcast

January 23, 2020

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning differences, but one of the least understood. Many parents feel overwhelmed navigating resources. Students with dyslexia, ADHD, and language-based learning disabilities can learn to advocate for themselves and others with learning differences. It’s time for us parents to do the same! Listen… Read More

From the Upper School: Making Choices

January 22, 2020

For those of you who have read my opening of school letters over the years, you will know I have sometimes touched on the idea of choice. How much choice to cede to the adolescents in our lives is a question with which we all wrestle. You all have… Read More

The possibilities of the new decade

January 13, 2020

As we round the corner into the 2020s, I am filled with the possibilities of a new decade. I was reminded over the break of the most-widely-watched TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson (highly recommended if you haven’t seen it). (Here’s an… Read More

Growing Minds: A Heavy Backpack & Today’s Learners

January 8, 2020

The Director of the Aerie Program, Mark Harris, is known for his many contributions to Wheeler and his many talents, but one thing I especially appreciate about him is his ability to make a complex issue simple. He and other colleagues spoke at a faculty panel earlier this school… Read More