There are five schools in the Weston Public Schools: Weston High School (grades 9-12); Weston Middle School (grades 6-8); Field School (grades 4-5); and Country School and Woodland Schools (both K-grade 3) Since 1999, Weston Windows, an integrated pre-school, with classrooms at Woodland and Country Schools, has fulfilled the town’s mandate to educate children with special needs from the age of three. Since 1969 Weston has participated in the METCO program, a voluntary busing program that brings minority students from Boston to suburban schools.
Total School Enrollment (Grades K-12) as of October 2013 is 2,281 students.
Elementary programs are designed to take advantage of the natural curiosity of children. The emphasis is on flexibility and individualization of instruction. To achieve this, groups of teachers work in grade level teams. Each team modifies its teaching to meet the needs of its own diverse group of students. The teams are supported by specialists, tutors, aides, and volunteers. Classes in art, music, and physical education expand the breadth of student experience. Cooperative learning, the writing process, use of technology, library services, visiting authors, artists, and musicians are also part of the ongoing instructional programs. Students begin the study of Spanish at grade 1. Elementary class sizes average 20.4 in Grades K-5.
Elementary school hours are 8:10 A.M. - 2:20 P.M. Kindergarten hours are 8:10 A.M. - 12:15 P.M to begin the year. Beginning the last week in September, Kindergarten hours are 8:10 AM -2:20 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Wednesday dismissal will be at 12:15.
Country School and Woodland School serve Kindergarten through Grade 3. Students are assigned to the schools randomly, although siblings are typically assigned to the same school. The two schools have distinct personalities but follow the same curriculum. The smaller community has been shown to create a positive learning environment. The two schools each house two classrooms of Weston Windows pre-Kindergarten. These classrooms support both children with special needs and children who are typically developing. Tuition is charged to typically developing children on a space-available basis.
Kindergarten Registration Process:
Children must be five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten in the Weston Public Schools. Parents of eligible children will be mailed information regarding kindergarten registration, which is held on the first Thursday in April. If you are new to Weston or do not receive information by mid-March, please call Country School at 781-786-5400.
Upper elementary grades 4 and 5 are located at Field School. This transition is eagerly awaited by third graders as the first step toward the academic and social independence of Middle School. While students are still nurtured by the homeroom structure, they begin to have greater responsibilities for homework and extra-curricular activities.
Weston Middle School's program is organized in a "house" system, with students in each house sharing the same set of subject matter teachers. This arrangement allows for a more personal and supervised education appropriate for young adolescents. Fine and applied arts, sports, and activities programs are part of the comprehensive program. The Middle School program is also supported by specialists, tutors, aides, and volunteers. Students have use of a library services, a language laboratory and a fully-networked computer laboratory. Middle School class sizes average 22.4.
Middle School Hours: 7:40 A.M. - 2:45 P.M. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday); 7:40 A.M.-1:39 P.M. (Wed.)
Weston High School offers its students a comprehensive and diversified program. Academic courses range from basic to advanced levels. Honors courses are offered in mathematics, world history, foreign languages, and science, while specific Advanced Placement subjects include art, biology, calculus, computer science, English, French, Spanish, European and U.S. History, and physics. Students must take at least five "majors" each semester and may include courses in the fine and applied arts, business, and home economics. The high school also has a highly successful extra-curricular program that includes athletics, clubs, student government and community service programs. Most students participate in these after-school activities, with athletics, theater, music, art, and publications being the most popular.
Specialists in the Skills Center and Guidance Department provide a broad range of tutoring, personal counseling, and college placement services. Among the special facilities available to students are a library with more than 20,000 books, videos and audio tapes, and extensive on-line database; four networked computer laboratories; a modern world language laboratory; a recorded books library; The Enrichment Center (TEC) for academic support, choral and instrument rooms; a dance studio; and a physical fitness and weight room. In September 2012 a new Science wing was completed with state of the art science laboratories, an outdoor classroom and video studio. An indoor swimming pool and a synthetic surface track are among Weston's fine athletic facilities.
High School hours are 7:30 A.M. - 2:50 P.M.
SAT Scores at Weston High School are consistently among the top public schools in Massachusetts and College Placements are consistently near the top in Massachusetts in percentage of public school graduates entering four-year colleges. To learn more about student performance please refer to WPS Performance Reports, which may be found among our Quick Links on the district homepage.
Parent involvement is one of the district's strengths. The Administration works closely with parents as individuals and as part of volunteer groups such as the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) and Weston Boosters. Quick links to these partner organizations can be found at the bottom of very page on this website.