Our Voices

Ask A Student: What do we love about Wheeler?

April 27, 2020

A group of Wheeler Student Ambassadors gather for an online panel to talk about what places on the Wheeler campuses are their favorites and what activities are memorable ones.  Want to know more?  Contact Meg Kiley in our Enrollment Office for information.  … Read More

From the Upper School: A Message to the Class of 2020

April 27, 2020

A special message from Upper School Head Neeltje Henneman to the Class of 2020 The Senior Class of 2020 and the Nursery Class of 2034 at the opening of school assembly. Dear Class of 2020, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge this, your last official full… Read More

Head’s Blog: Interviewing “Swim Shady”

April 27, 2020

Any tips on living in isolation? Head Allison Gaines Pell asks the Class of 2020’s betta fish “Swim Shady” this and other questions in a lighthearted installment of her weekly radio broadcast during distance learning.  Enjoy it here. Read More

Math Matters: Impressive numbers add up at Wheeler

April 21, 2020

Among the leading academic programs at Wheeler, mathematics has as its aim to give students the tools and problem-solving skills to face the challenges of a variety of problems, and to work both individually and collectively in finding solutions. These skills are needed now more than ever. We want each… Read More

Student Voice: Grace Mazurkie ’24

April 14, 2020

The sound of another’s soothing voice, their smile and their patience to take time to teach another are all important aspects of the emotional side of learning. During the pandemic, 8th grader Grace Mazurkie learned that she could help her advisor — Middle School Science faculty member Charlotte Stutz… Read More

Be A Warrior: Middle School 5-Day Workout during virtual learning

April 7, 2020

There are a number of reasons why exercise is important during social distancing besides the usual benefits of a healthy heart and body. Wheeler’s Athletic Trainer Nate Withington, and incoming Athletic Director and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Sean Kelly ’02, have some tips on working out at home for… Read More

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… 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