Winchester Thurston School leads the way in educational innovation, rigorous academics, scholarly standards, and a learning environment that better prepares students for the challenges of a rapidly changing, complex world. Nationally recognized for work with gifted and talented students, distinctive campuses, and innovative programs, WT is a school in which students achieve at the highest levels—earning stellar AP scores and gaining admission to the most selective colleges in the nation. Our learning environment is dynamic and engaging, and students are excited about achievement as they become intellectually confident critical thinkers, able researchers, and knowledgeable problem solvers. Start your child's education the right way at one of the best kindergartens near Shadyside, PA. Read our wt smart facts to learn more.
WT’s unique City as Our Campus initiative was recognized by the Edward E. Ford Foundation as one of the top independent school programs in the nation in 2009, when the Foundation awarded WT one of only four coveted Educational Leadership Grants. This accolade came on the heels of WT’s designation as a Malone Scholars School by the Malone Family Foundation in 2007; WT was one of only three schools nationwide to be recognized with a $2 million endowment grant for its challenging programs for gifted and talented students and for a remarkable commitment to financial aid. WT is one of only five schools among the approximately 1,400 members of the National Association of Independent Schools to earn both of these distinctions.
The School Established in 1887. Private, nationally recognized independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Pittsburgh.
Mission Winchester Thurston School actively engages each student in a challenging and inspiring learning process that develops the mind, motivates the passion to achieve, and cultivates the character to serve.
Equity and Inclusion Statement As a means to fulfill our credo, “Think also of the comfort and the rights of others,” Winchester Thurston will be an inclusive community and will pursue the social and pedagogical benefits that diversity brings. We will place the highest value on enabling students to understand their own cultural identity and those of others. It is our moral imperative to be courageous and intentional in promoting understanding, addressing bias, identifying and honoring qualities of justice, respecting multiple perspectives and contributions, and valuing the dignity of all.