Award Year: 2013

Weston High School

115 School Road
Weston, CT, 06883-1662

(203) 291-1610

Lisa Wolak Deorio, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms., Current Principal


School Website


Weston High School empowers students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 92%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

During this time of rapid change and emerging challenges, Weston High School holds steadfast to the commitment that its students will become contributing members of a global community. Through the staff's collective spirit of kindness and guidance, students achieve their goals and are well prepared for their preferred futures.

Weston High School's greatest strength is the level of personalization that students receive during their four-year experience. With an enrollment of less than 800, students are known and called by first name and are empowered to take ownership of their school. At the beginning of the year, a Trojan Kick Off is held in the gymnasium ending with a unity lap around the track and spelling of WHS on the field by every adult and student. Trojan Time, the advisory program, provides students with a small, comfortable environment designed to promote school spirit, support academic achievement and social well-being. Collaborating with their school counselors, students create individual success plans designed to support their goals.

Student in this small suburban district leave able to apply understanding and manage the dynamics of a global world. Weston High School partnered with Teachers College at Columbia University to identify twenty first century learning capacities and develop instruction and assessments with accompanying analytic rubrics that measure students' progress. Helping students to understand the larger world to which they are connected is critical. The school has a sister school partnership in China, has hosted the Royal Education Council of Bhutan, and provides its students with internship programs during the spring of their senior year. Weston High School believes that it is not just growing scholars but cultivating world leaders.