Award Year: 2021

Weston Middle School

456 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA, 02493-2631

(781) 786-5600

Mr. John Gibbons, Principal at time of Nomination

Weston Public School District

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Mission

The Weston Middle School strives for excellence and fosters a community of learners, guiding students toward their optimal intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 61%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Application
Weston Middle School United for Peace

Weston Middle School United for Peace

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."- Aristotle

At Weston Middle School, we believe that students who feel supported, cared for, valued, and validated learn best. Knowing our students and the relationships we build with them are fundamental to every decision we make. Each year, as we look at what can make our school stronger, we ask ourselves, "What do our students need, what makes them happy, and what do they need to grow?" This work is done as a whole school community and by smaller grade-based teams, which allows us to know our students well. These teams meet weekly to discuss students and develop plans to foster each student's journey as a learner.

We have created a model that centers around the student and meeting each child where they are. WMS offers a rich menu of classes, electives, co-curricular and extracurricular activities providing opportunities for all learners. These schedule options allow all students to have some agency in their program and grow at their own pace. We strive to create an environment where mistakes are welcomed and where students can feel safe taking appropriate risks as they grow.

With the support of school staff, students are surrounded by those who help them to make positive choices, find success and become more independent. A student's journey at WMS is filled with abundant opportunities designed to develop the whole child. With comprehensive support, we empower our students to develop confidence to take on the challenges ahead as active citizens.