We have a very,very special nephew who has attended the Wellesley schools for the past 14 years. Our Angel has severe Down syndrome and autism. I can't begin to tell you how loving and caring the teachers and nursing staff in Wellesley have been. They have become our "angels"! And what is even greater to experience is the acceptance and loving relationships that have developed with the other students in the schools.
I can only speak from past experience but would like to think that this behavior by the kids is a good indicator of the environment overall at the schools.
New kids entering the school system are welcomed with open arms and it almost seems like there is competition to be the first to befriend the "new" person. Maybe it is because so many of the kids have faced the same experience of being uprooted..... Becky was in 4th grade when we moved here and she was very concerned about the transition, but I have to say that there were never any issues. In fact, she and my son just blossomed.
The schools really encourage accepting and learning about all cultures--most grade schools have a pot-luck dinner where each family is supposed to bring a meal that is representative of their culture or ethnicity. While my name is "Gorman" we brought stuffed cabbage & saurkraut which was a real hit --I'm Slovenian and Croatian which almost no one around here ever heard of!!
Hope this helps & I'm here if you need to talk about it further...............Karen 339-222-8103
Having said that, Realtors are knowledgeable about the resources which may help you learn more about your question.
a. Check with the town demographic profile....Check out the schools profiles and website - learn about their sports, dance, music, newspaper groups etc.
b. Call the Town Clerks office an learn if there is a New Comers Group or something similar - and call to speak with members of the group living in that community
c. Call the school and ask to visit the school - see with your own eyes
d. ASK people who live in the Community what their experience has been
Notice - this is all about other peoples view points and their personal experiences. When it comes down to it - you will determine the quailty of life you have in any community.
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