About WISE

The WISE program (Westminster Interactive Summer Experience) kicks off its fourth summer with an exciting array of online courses for middle and high school students. From the study of famous battles, to literature and algebra, from Spanish and genetics, to Chinese language and computer science, the courses are designed to prepare students for the coming school year as well as stimulate their curiosity and develop study skills which will help them in all their future academic pursuits.
 
For the summer of 2017, Westminster faculty will offer a slate of tutorial-style, non-credit courses. These courses will be offered during two separate two-week sessions: July 10 - July 21 and July 31 - August 11. Students will engage directly with faculty each day for an hour and will receive feedback on their independent work, with an overarching goal of improving their critical reading, writing, and verbal skills. In many instances, the courses can provide a preview of the coming year or prepare for a specific standardized test or essay.
 
Class meetings take place online. The daily online meeting times will have flexibility, and the class teachers may provide a range of meeting times to help with planning purposes.
 
Click the link below for complete courses descriptions or download the courses booklet. Click the red WISE REGISTRATION button to sign up. Tuition is $900 per course. Those students who register before May 15th will receive a discounted tuition of $800, and there is a $50 discount when a family registers for multiple courses. Financial aid may be available for current Westminster students. Registration for each course will remain open until a week before the session begins, and the enrollment for a course is capped at eight students to maintain the tutorial experience.

WISE Course Booklet

WISE Schedule & Contact

The Summer 2016 WISE program was a huge success.
If you have any questions regarding 2017 dates
or the WISE program, please contact:
Mark de Kanter, Director of Academic Technology
(860) 408-3737  mdekanter@westminster-school.org

Westminster School

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Westminster School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and Postgraduate, located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The suburban New England campus is midway between New York City and Boston. In keeping with our support for a diverse community, Westminster abides by all applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, including race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry and/or disability.

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