Matt Byrnes, Head of School at Wooster School, recently wrote an article for Independent School magazine. His remarks included “It is an exciting time to be an independent school leader. With the growing body of knowledge about brain science and how people learn, new insights into behavior and psychology, and advances in technology, the opportunities for school improvement and better teaching and learning seem nearly limitless.
At Wooster School (CT), we are applying methodologies generated by advances in personalized and relationship-based learning, mastery-based assessment, and project-based learning. We’ve also been exploring new scheduling, technology, and configuration options, which allow us to develop greater agency and independence in students, while also improving skill and disposition development through stronger learning relationships between teachers and students.”
Why Wooster you may ask….Wooster has an amazing leadership team; Wooster has dedicated faculty and staff, who are both independent and collaborative learners who look to apply new skills, dispositions, and knowledge within an ever-evolving educational landscape; and Wooster students develop core skills, dispositions, and knowledge, while our curriculum combines high expectations, hard work, curiosity, metacognition, reflection, deep thinking, and the frequent application of learning in authentic contexts.
About Wooster School
Wooster School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the School serves students from Kindergarten through grade 12. A leader in classroom innovation and teaching, Wooster School is a place where thinking and learning are personal, meaningful, and visible; and where faculty work closely with students in small classes and cohorts to think and communicate critically and creatively. At Wooster, every student participates, every student contributes, and every student learns and develops the necessary skills to be a life-long learner and leader in college and beyond.