WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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The limitations created by a small population do not seem to bother many current parents who point to the individual attention that a small school affords, as well as the capacity for interdisciplinary instruction and Acorn Tree & Landscape Design and Construction Offering Large Tree Transplanting Over , mature trees available to instantly establish your landscape. the freedom to integrate creative expression through arts offerings and core academic Hand digging large Rhododendron curricula. By way of example, Daniels points to the Election unit that her son Michael recently completed. "He learned to write persuasively by developing a campaign speech, learned about propaganda in art by creating a campaign poster, learned statistics by studying election patterns by demographics, read literature with an election-based plot, and even • MA Certified Arborist • Owner Operated • Horticultural Consultant • Planting Plans Installing 40 ft. Sugar Maple with tree spade A leader in New England in large tree & shrub transplanting Japanese Maple | Dogwood | Beech | Sugar Maple | Spruce | etc... Harvard, MA • Tel: -- • Fax: -- • acorntree@aol.com had spelling words with a government theme." But as the school continues to strive to create a diversity of learning profiles within its small population, admission, too, may present some challenges. Spots are limited and deciding against a candidate based on his or her learning profile runs counter to the school's overall mission. Wilmot suggests that as a result, the decision as to whether a student and school are a fit will rest as much with the school as with the student and parent. As a non-traditional school with strong parent involvement and fewer sport offerings, Tremont will not appeal to everyone. Wilmot. "If parents and kids are really excited about the school, that's a pretty good indication that it's the right fit." 175 f a l l 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e "We try to be clear about who we are," says

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