WHWS Solar-Funding Campaign
Solar panels are an investment in our school's future! They will save the school over $5,000 per year for the next 7 years and will provide cost-free, emission- free electricity over their 25-30 year lifetime. The great news is that we are already halfway to meeting our funding target, with a combined $35,000 already donated. A significant portion of the money donated so far has come from the "SunFunders." The SunFunders are a group of families that have each generously contributed between $1,000 and $5,000 to help seed this project. We need at least 5 more SunFunders to ensure that the solar project shines. If you'd like to be a SunFunder, click here. All SunFunders will be recognized (if they wish) by name, logo, company, or with a quote displayed on a piece of beautiful art that will be displayed outside the school upon installation of the project.
Dreading Middle school:
We started looking at private schools when our son reached 5th grade and was about to move to middle school. At the middle school our son would have to fend for himself due to poor teacher-student ratios, spend his time dodging peer pressure and buried under hours of homework.
When we found WHWS we were delighted to see (1) a vibrant and lively school where childhood, family, community and the web of life are honored and celebrated, (2) where the learning process involves the whole child through active, hands-on, experientially rich experiences, and (3) the classrooms are developmentally targeted. The class sizes are half of those in the public school, there is time during the day to do most of the work, and peer pressure is a minor issue since each class is a close community of students and teachers, in which each student is appreciated for their uniqueness, while a deep sense of belonging and interdependence builds a highly cooperative climate.