About the Weston Public School District

There are five schools in the Weston Public Schools: Weston High School (grades 9-12); Weston Middle School (grades 6-8); Field School (grades 4-5); and Country School and Woodland Schools (both preK-grade 3). Since 1999, we have had an integrated pre-school with classrooms at Woodland and Country Schools to educate children with special needs from the age of three. Since 1967, Weston has participated in the METCO program.

Total School Enrollment (Grades K-12) as of October 2016 is 2,111 students.

Elementary programs are designed to take advantage of the natural curiosity of children. The emphasis is on flexibility and individualization of instruction. To achieve this, groups of teachers work in grade level teams. Each team modifies its teaching to meet the needs of its own diverse group of students. The teams are supported by specialists, tutors, aides, and volunteers. Classes in art, music, and physical education expand the breadth of student experience. Cooperative learning, the writing process, use of technology, library services, visiting authors, artists, and musicians are also part of the ongoing instructional programs. Students begin the study of Spanish at grade 1. Elementary class sizes average 20.4 in Grades K-5.

Elementary school hours are 8:10 A.M. – 2:20 P.M. Kindergarten hours are 8:10 A.M. – 2:20 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Wednesday dismissal is at 12:15 P.M.

Country School and Woodland School serve pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3. Students are assigned to the schools randomly, although siblings are typically assigned to the same school. The two schools have distinct personalities but follow the same curriculum. The smaller community has been shown to create a positive learning environment.

Kindergarten Registration Process:

Children must be five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten in the Weston Public Schools. Parents of eligible children will be mailed information regarding kindergarten registration, which is held in early April. If you are new to Weston or do not receive information by mid-March, please call Country School at 781-786-5400.

 

Field School serves grades 4 and 5. While students are still nurtured by the homeroom structure, they begin to have greater responsibilities for homework and extra-curricular activities.  Elementary school hours are 8:10 A.M. – 2:20 P.M.

All three elementary schools (Country, Woodland, and Field) are located on the same campus which also includes the Town Library, Recreation Department and Council on Aging.

 

Weston Middle School‘s program is organized in a “house” system, with students in each house sharing the same set of subject matter teachers. This arrangement allows for a more personal and supervised education appropriate for young adolescents. Fine and applied arts, sports, and activities programs are part of the comprehensive program. The Middle School program is also supported by specialists, aides, and volunteers.

Middle School Hours: 7:40 A.M. – 2:45 P.M. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday); 7:40 A.M. – 1:39 P.M. (Wednesday)

Weston High School offers its students a comprehensive and diversified program. Academic courses range from basic to advanced levels.  The high school also has a highly successful extra-curricular program that includes athletics, clubs, drama, music, student government and community service programs. Most students participate in these after-school activities, with athletics, theater, music, and art being the most popular.

High School hours are 7:30 A.M. – 2:50 P.M.

Vision Statement

The Weston Public Schools is committed to excellence in learning for further education and work, for civic responsibility, and for the love of learning.

The Weston Public Schools will achieve excellence in learning through collaboration among community, parents, administration, faculty, and students. Recognizing that learning is a lifelong process, all partners in the school community will use imagination, reflection, invention, rational inquiry and judgment to anticipate the demands of the future and to support the learning of others.

The curriculum will include both subject-based and interdisciplinary instruction for grades K-12. A Weston education will provide students with a broad knowledge base, integrating the arts, technology, communications and core academic areas. Graduates will be able to write and speak effectively, and will develop the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to participate productively in a constantly changing, culturally diverse and complex world.

The learning environment in Weston will stimulate and support all students in their intellectual, social, and personal growth to prepare them to become good citizens and to enable them to achieve whatever personal or career goals they pursue. Students will be encouraged to take risks and assume responsibilities; they will respect themselves and others, and be committed to serving the wider community with honesty and integrity.

Approved by Weston School Committee
7/10/96

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

SAT Scores at Weston High School are consistently among the top public schools in Massachusetts and College Placements are consistently near the top in Massachusetts in percentage of public school graduates entering four-year colleges.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parent involvement is one of the district’s strengths. The Administration works closely with parents as individuals and as part of volunteer groups such as the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) and Weston Boosters.

Many of your answers may be found in Frequently Asked Questions and Weston Public School Performance Reports.