Early Childhood and Lower School
A Joyful, Active Learning Environment for students age 3 and a half through grade 5
Tapping into each child's natural curiosity and excitement for learning happens when the curriculum emerges from the children's passions. Bears? Airplanes? Gardening? Physics? No matter your child's affinity, the teachers guide students to develop important skills and habits of mind by exploring topics in depth.
Our faculty uses technology intentionally to enhance core learning that focuses on identifying and solving problems, understanding systems, and fostering creativity. And they use purposeful play to help children blossom as collaborative, empathetic, independent thinkers, and engaged citizens.
With WT ideally located in Pittsburgh's educational, cultural, historical, and medical hub, students are in the heart of our city’s resources and experts. This proximity allows them to easily leverage the resources of our City as Our Campus partnerships as an integral part of their curriculum.
With Responsive Classroom, teachers use a common language and a variety of techniques to develop the “whole child.” Morning meeting, interactive activities, and energizers help students practice social skills and build a positive class community.
WT extends its lively student-centered learning spaces to our Outdoor Classrooms. Children make authentic connections between classroom learning and the real world through daily observation and interaction with natural materials.
WT’s hearty after-school enrichment program, WTAfter3, provides students the opportunity to build academic skills, develop creativity, and strengthen athletic ability at the end of the tradition school day.