Our Voices

That Time Of Year

April 14, 2021

By Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School It’s the time of year when we share the news of our 87 seniors’ (393) acceptances into colleges and universities. While you will notice the exceptional schools where our students have earned acceptance, you… Read More

Ask the Expert Series on Learning Differences

March 25, 2021

Part of a series of educational video conversations with experts in learning differences presented by The Hamilton Institute at Wheeler. Ask The Experts: ADHD. Don’t see the video above?  Click here. Ask the Experts: Dysgraphia.  Don’t see the video above? … Read More

Student Voice: Selina Kao ’25

March 10, 2021

Feeling Safe at School During The Pandemic A student letter to Head of School Allison Gaines Pell Thank you so much for all that you have done in the past year. I doubt that Wheeler would still be open if not for your hard work. I feel extremely grateful for… Read More

Hamilton Institute: Levers for Learning Success

March 7, 2021

How many of us these days turn to technology when we want to fix something or learn about a topic of interest to us? Obviously, the answer is many of us do this all the time. At the Hamilton Institute at Wheeler, we want to provide resources… Read More

The Rise of Anti-Asian Racism

March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021 Dear Wheeler community, Multiple incidents around the country have allowed us to take a stark look at the rise of hate crimes in recent months against Asian Americans. While we as a community strongly condemn these attacks and stand by our friends and family in the Asian community, we… Read More

Learning Gains and Losses: Meeting the Kids Where They Are

March 2, 2021

By Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School Over the past few months, a growing chorus of concern has arisen regarding the accumulated “learning losses” students may suffer from the pandemic. Naturally, we are all concerned about what our children are missing this year. But I want to… Read More

Shared Experiences: Cityside Students + Community Partners

February 25, 2021

Eighth-grade students in the Cityside program at Wheeler are looking through the COVID lens this year to develop inquiry-based projects that examine how the pandemic has impacted the Providence community. Ranging from environmental to city planning, walkability, and public art, these Citysiders engage with local non-profits, NGOs, and… Read More

Summer Reading Thoughts

February 19, 2021

Wheeler Lower School librarian Brooke Strachan knows winter is a time to curl up with a good book, but it is also a time when schools begin to plan summer reading — another great season for books (but, aren’t they all?) Getting good, diverse books into the hands and minds… Read More

Performing Arts in a Pandemic: The Making of The Laramie Project

February 12, 2021

By Lisa Brackett, Theatre Director, and Teacher As with the original play, a handful of actors play over 60 characters in The Laramie Project. And Laramie: Ten Years Later. Every actor worked with me, the Director and Assistant Director Sam Goldstein ’21, to polish scenes. Actors… Read More

Grateful for Groundhog Day

February 11, 2021

For me, 2021’s Groundhog Day this year summoned thoughts not of the hibernating rodent but of Bill Murray in the movie, and the feeling we are all experiencing that is well-described here in this Washington Post article about the “pandemic wall.”… Read More