Advising and Faculty
At Waynflete, students call faculty members by their first names—not because they are casual about learning but because they feel so closely connected to their teachers. They work hard to earn the respect of their instructors and that respect goes both ways.
Within small and diverse classes, Waynflete teachers are given the time and resources to create rigorous and challenging hands-on learning experiences around the strengths and interests of each student. They prioritize real-world problem solving, deep learning, and lively discussion as they explore a wide range of fascinating topics of study not seen in typical school curriculum.
Waynflete teachers stay late to look over another research paper revision, offer academic insight, help design and support independent studies, or talk about personal struggles. They bring snacks to homeroom, organize off-campus adventures, and cheer for their students at performances and games. And they continue to care about their students’ lives and progress long after they have left our campus.
The student-advisor relationship—and multigrade homerooms—are at the heart of the Waynflete experience. Students are matched with an advisor based on their academic and personal interests. Whether they are choosing which courses to register for or trying to resolve a personal conflict, students can trust their advisor to listen, offer guidance, address challenges, and celebrate successes.
Connecting with Families
Growing independence. New challenges. Big decisions. Upper School families appreciate the additional layer of support and community Waynflete offers not only students, but their parents. Academic advisors are attentive observers of student progress and can offer valuable perspective, insight, and reassurance at any time. We want everyone to enjoy the magic and make the most of these transformative years.
We know every student needs more this year.
More one-on-one attention from teachers. More hands-on, in-depth, challenging learning. More time to connect with friends. See how Waynflete will make the most of this school year
“Every component of Waynflete’s Upper School program is carefully thought-out to prepare students for success after graduation. We offer a challenging, college-preparatory curriculum that is rooted in a holistic, supportive, student-centered educational experience.”
Waynflete Upper School Director