Response to the Spread of COVID-19

In an effort to lessen the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with guidelines from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Winchester Thurston School has adopted a Hybrid Learning Model for Middle School and Upper School and a fully on-campus model for our youngest learners in grades Pre-K - 5. All students have the option of learning fully remotely.

This page contains our plans for the 2020-2021 school year and will be updated as conditions change.

Please contact our Admission Team for any questions you might have about a WT education.

Plan for 2020–2021 School Year

Winchester Thurston School is committed to reuniting our community and in creating this plan, has consulted the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. Due to the nature of the pandemic, this health and safety plan will be flexible and adaptable to the changing condition, science, research, and requirements and will thus need to be continually reviewed and revised. This health and safety plan provides guidelines for all instructional and non-instructional school reopening activities.

Our goal in implementing this plan is to mitigate the potential for the spread of COVID-19 in our community and acknowledging that we cannot completely eliminate it.

Depending upon the public health conditions in Allegheny County there could be additional actions, orders, or guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) the Pennsylvania Department of Health ( PA DOH), and/or the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) requiring changes to the plan and implementation.

You can learn more about our age-appropriate remote learning by exploring our 2019-2020 remote learning culminating moments.

Procedures Regarding Infection and Exposure

Review the procedures by which we will address cases of exposure to, and infection of, COVID-19 in students and staff members.