Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

Our Mission in Practice

The Philosophy of Teaching and Learning is our Mission in practice. At Winchester Thurston School, we offer an equitable and inclusive learning experience that is grounded in our credo to “Think also of the comfort and the rights of others.”


We are guided by our commitments to:

Learn Passionately: We empower all individuals to drive their own learning through a relevant and immersive experience.

Foster Community: We embrace strong relationships as a critical component for powerful learning.

Embrace Diversity: We enable individuals to understand their own identity while honoring multiple perspectives.

Break Boundaries: We support deep learning that happens across disciplines and in non-traditional settings.

Create Change: We nurture learners to be active and engaged citizens who challenge inequities, address real problems, and make an impact in our school and our city.