Our family is new to Wellington this year and I cannot say enough good things about the school. A few things that stand out are the small class sizes, the curriculum and the sense of community. When you walk through the halls you see happy, confident students. My son has learned so much in a short
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Posted by a parent on 12/02/13
Our son loves Wellington: his classroom and summer options experiences have been wonderful. We initially choose The Wellington school for its promise of an innovative, individualized learning environment. Not only have they lived up to this promise, but we have joined a true community focused on our
... Read more children's learning. He has been challenged intellectually and creatively by a staff of caring teachers. At four, he talked of being at Wellington until he goes to college. We cannot imagine any other place for him to grow and learn. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/30/13
We have been at Wellington for six years and our girls absolutely love it. I am amazed by the wonderful teachers, low student/teacher ratio, and the individual instruction they receive. Kids are constantly challenged by the learning in each subject. If they are gifted in math, they have the opportunity
... Read more to learn from a wonderful extension teacher, but if they need extra help in reading, their classroom teacher/learning guide or the learning specialist provides that instruction. It is worth every penny we pay. I also love the attention to building character and encouragement to try new things. It is by far the best school in central Ohio! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/27/13
We have a son in first grade, he started with Wellington in Kindergarten. Our primary objectives were to find a school that taught the "whole child" (character development as well as education) and a school that challenges each child to advance to their highest level possible. Those objectives are in
... Read more Wellington's DNA. There are character development classes starting in Kindergarten where kids discuss and role play different social situations they might encounter. They have an opportunity to think about conflict resolution and what to do not just when you are being bullied but when you see someone else being picked on. The class size is small enough (18 students to 1.5 teachers) that education differentiation is easy to accomodate with breakout groups for kids that are advancing and those that need extra time. Best of all, when he walks down the hallway he's greeted by students of all grades (they have Senior Buddies) and teachers I haven't met before. Students are expected to be kind to each other while becoming the best student they can be. We're very happy with Wellington. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/22/13
The Wellington School gives my child a higher degree of individualized attention than my local, high performing suburban school district can. You can't argue with student teacher ratios and how they impact learning: My son's class at Wellington is 1:7, our highly rated public school district he would
... Read more be in a class of 23-24 with one teacher. When you have to teach to pass standardized tests at public schools, I don't believe even with the best teachers and intentions you can focus on the high achieving when you have to ensure everyone passes. Individualized, challenging but innovative curriculum is the difference that Wellington has given my child. He isn't constrained by what his grade is doing- even in lower school. He can take 4th grade math while in his classroom if he is ready for it and wants it, instead of sitting bored during lessons he already mastered. He is challenged to think and create in a way that is creating this innovative little mind. We couldn't be more thrilled with our investment in our biggest asset, our child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/22/13
My child has attended Wellington since he was 4 years old and he is now in the 7th grade. He is a kid who doesn't like the spotlight or getting noticed. Wellington is the best thing to happen to him. He has had positive encouragement, works well in groups, presents before his classmates, and has had
... Read more a wide variety of teachers with different styles so has been exposed to lots of different ways of learning. He knows kids from all over the city. He is called out when he is in the wrong and encouraged when it is needed. Wellington is a great school with a strong academic record filled with adults who care about kids. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/21/13
The Wellington School is phenomenal because the teachers respect each student's unique learning style. This has made a powerful and positive learning experience for me. I have lots of fun learning at The Wellington School.
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Posted by a other on 10/21/13
As an alum, I can say that Wellington was a remarkable place to grow up. Years later, I'm able to fully admit the impact it had on shaping me as a person - in fact, a stronger impact than even my college years. We were taught to "expect the best" - that was the motto at the time. We were expected to
... Read more be well-rounded, polite, smart, and push ourselves to try new things: it wasn't odd for athletes to join the school musical or for artists to join sports teams for the first time. But Wellington was also a place where differences were celebrated, intellect was normal - not just 'nerdy,' and the individual was praised for being just that - an individual. I'm so pleased that many of the teachers are raising their children in the school, too. I highly recommend Wellington if you want to help each of your children discover and celebrate what makes them truly special. I know I did - and it has served me well in my personal life and career. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/16/13
I went to Wellington from 7th grade on. I graduated from Wellington. I received an excellent education (better than my sibling who went to another private school in town). I got into the top liberal arts school in the nation, went to medical school and am now a physician in the community. Our family
... Read more was not wealthy (like many of the families) so that was sometimes difficult (going to school with kids who were way better off financially), but it was not a big negative, and I would never trade the experience. I can't say anything negative about the school - I had excellent teachers the whole way, people who cared, and all my former classmates have become successful in their fields. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/20/13
It was disappointing to see that only one teacher showed up in support of former students in the Lawrence dibble voyeurism case. The sense of community and family was absent from the school for those victims. Current and future parents: I would advise you to make sure instructors are qualified and properly
... Read more certified, as dibble lacked a teaching license and had been fired and lost his license from a previous and similar disgusting act, which no one seemed to detect in their supposed "background check ." Read less
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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
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Columbus schools — The Wellington School is located at 3650 Reed Rd, Columbus OH 43220. 3650 Reed Rd is in the 43220 ZIP code in Columbus, OH The Wellington School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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