The Wheeler School Viewbook

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We re not mag c ans but p enty of parents But we re not a chem sts and don t .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... a umn and students th nk we are concoct pot ons What we are s a group of 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.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... teachers who have ded cated our careers 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A coup e months nto the r first year at to understand ng the many aspects of .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Ham ton ch dren who had come home earn ng d fferences dent fy ng barr ers .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... from the r former schoo cry ng anx ous that others are afra d of or g oss over and .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................

Hamilton Starting from strengths

and th nk ng they were hope ess y beh nd actua y sk p nto Ham ton—exc ted each day by what they re earn ng what they re read ng and ever more confident n the person they re becom ng

A student first enter ng n the 3rd grade whose ear y test ng showed m ted academ c capac ty was actua y dys ex c and had ADHD and s now mak ng extraord nary progress—d gg ng nto sc ence ke h s dad a sc ent st A current Ham ton 5th grader cou d not read at a when he entered n 3rd but s now progress ng sw ft y and w graduate out of Ham ton nto Whee er s M dd e Schoo A current Whee er sen or and star baseba p ayer a ready granted ear y acceptance to a prest g ous co ege was thought by h s prev ous schoo ncapab e of meet ng the cha enges of 3rd grade when he enro ed at Ham ton A co ege sen or w th a GPA of 4 0 cred ts Ham ton for an educat on tra ectory she never thought she d atta n And the success stor es go on…

craft ng persona zed courses of study for each student We come to Ham ton every day w th an unwaver ng be ef n our students and the r strengths and we start there and bu d out a un que exper ence for each ch d t works A schoo w th n a schoo Ham ton serves e ementary and m dd e schoo ch dren who have great overa cogn t ve ab ty but who strugg e w th read ng organ zat on and study sk s due to dys ex a attent on defic t d sorder ADHD execut ve funct on defic ts or other earn ng d fferences We be eve—and prove da y—that our students can earn these mportant sk s and meet the h ghest expectat ons And wh e the r academ c stud es are h gh y spec a zed n c asses of 3–11 students Ham ton k ds are fu y mmersed n the Whee er exper ence — ntegrated w th other Whee er students for art mus c phys ca educat on e ect ves unch recess fie d tr ps and after schoo sports—ensur ng that they deve op emot ona y and soc a y are never marg na zed or st gmat zed and are prepared to exce n schoo and n fe