- Why Whitby?The Whitby Difference
- Children's House18 Months - Kindergarten
- Lower SchoolGrades 1 - 4
- Upper SchoolGrades 5 - 8
“A Whitby education is about allowing students to define success on their own terms by inspiring their love of learning, broadening their sense of responsibility, developing their critical thinking skills and empowering them to take action in a global community.”
Let’s be honest - all parents want their child to be successful. The school you choose for your child plays a key role in your child's development and determining what that success looks like.
But what if we all take a step back and ask ourselves something - what does success look like for my child? Chances are, every answer would differ because we are all unique, and so are our children. At Whitby, we believe the best way to help children prosper is to empower them to answer that question on their own.
A Whitby education is about allowing students to define success on their own terms by inspiring their love of learning, broadening their sense of responsibility, developing their critical thinking skills and empowering them to take action in a global community. These are the ideals that we value and they inform our teaching, learning and curriculum development each and every day.
We’re a beacon for child-centered education and this can be evidenced in the inspired choices we have made as a school over and over again since our inception in 1958. The history of a Whitby education began when a group of Greenwich families imagined a school that would embrace a new style of teaching and learning in America based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori. Shortly thereafter, Whitby became the birthplace of the American Montessori Society and led a revival of Montessori schools in the US.
Whitby continued its innovative educational leadership in 2007 with the integration of the internationally pace-setting and highly regarded International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Whitby received IB accreditation in spring 2010, becoming the one school in the United States accredited by both the American Montessori Society and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
Today, a Whitby education is supported by a strong foundation in these two exceptional programs but it is best understood by looking at the outcomes we value and the ways we inspire a passion for learning in our students.