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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learning academics scholarship schoolwork education curriculum The Tremont School E L I Z A B E T H W I L C OX writer teachers COURTESY OF THE TREMONT SCHOOL research it's community skills class at the Tremont School, a small middle school currently housed at St. Demetrius church in Weston. Nine middle schoolers are listening to teacher Nina Alberg facilitate a discussion of the seasons. Ms. Alberg is patient and articulate, with a chestnut-colored pixie haircut and whimsical dress. Her emphasis at this point in the We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 class seems to be less on the topic than on developing and supporting analytical thought and classroom participation. The children are free to move and fidget as conversation digresses to a father with allergies, a backyard sledding hill, and why these middle school students feel they've outgrown the term "play-date," preferring to use the phrase "hang-out" instead. When a child makes a relevant observation, Ms. Alberg encourages follow-up. "Who has a where, 168 Tremont School students study the geography of Europe

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