Welcome to Admission Foreword - a blog about trends in education by Gerard Gonnella '89, Director of Admission and Financial Aid.
Hello friends! Welcome back to another school year. Our 137th school year is well underway, with all three divisional Back to School Nights in the books.
The Admission Office is pleased to announce we have 474 students enrolled for the 2019-2020 academic year. We’re especially excited to welcome the record 135 new students and their families who have joined the W+H community this year. We hope everyone is off to a wonderful start.
Many of our new families will enjoy another welcoming introduction to our community at the annual New Parent Reception on Oct. 3 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. While the warm late September and early October weather conditions had many longing for the summer, I always enjoy the early autumn buzz of a new school year. It’s refreshing to see so many new smiling faces walking through our halls, studying in our classrooms, performing on our stage and competing on our fields.
As the crisp air begins to descend on New Jersey, we’re gearing up for our annual Fall Fair and Homecoming Day on Saturday, Oct. 12. I encourage all families associated with the school to come and invite their friends to join us for this longstanding tradition. It truly is one of the annual highlights of our extended community of students, parents, alumni, faculty and friends.
I’ll most likely be writing my next blog post from 37,000 feet in the air on my annual trip to China to meet with current and prospective families. My itinerary includes stops in Beijing and Shanghai, where I always enjoy visiting with our Wardlaw+Hartridge International Student Parents’ Association (WHISPA) representatives.
Please follow us on social media and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to keep an eye on our school. Great things are happening here in our 137th year!
Upcoming Admission Information Sessions
Saturday, November 2 program begins at 9 am
Thursday, November 7 at 9 am
Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm
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