“The Weston Public Schools will achieve excellence in learning through collaboration among community, parents, administrators, faculty and students. Recognizing that learning is a lifelong process, all partners in the school community will use imagination, reflection, invention, rational inquiry and judgment to anticipate the demands of the future and to support the learning process.”
--Excerpted from the “Weston Public Schools Vision Statement.” (1996)
The Weston Public Schools is a nationally recognized school system, comprised of dedicated and talented teachers and staff, involved parents, a supportive community, and fine schools in bucolic settings. There is a strong tradition of educational excellence, and among the administration, faculty, and instructional staff an enduring commitment to the teaching/learning process.
Weston Public Schools is a member of the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network.
Diversity Job Fair
The Greater Boston School Human Resources Network proudly sponsors its fifth annual diversity job fair on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, held at the Broadmeadow Elementary School in Needham.
To register, please visit the Greater Boston School HRN website at http://www.greaterbostonschoolhrn.com/
Member districts include Acton-Boxboro, Belmont, Brookline, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Lexington, Lincoln-Sudbury, Needham, Newton, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley Weston and Winchester.
In compliance with Federal and State equal opportunity laws, Weston Public Schools is committed to diversity in its workplace regardless of race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, age or disabiliity.
Join Weston Public Schools
Where you will find …
• an exemplary community of motivated students in a town that values and supports academic performance and beautiful educational facilities.
• extensive professional benefits that foster motivated and engaged educators who value life-long learning.
• demographic diversity that creates a vibrant and caring learning environment.
• inspired learning supported by advanced technology and actively engaged parents that results in excellence in the arts and athletics as well as in academics.
Weston High School is consistently rated one of the best public school systems in the state and nationally. Boston Magazine (September 2010, 2012), Forbes.com (April 2010), Newsweek , US News (May 2012).
Weston has been named among the Best Communities for Music Education in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The schools are truly a part of the Weston community. Our
district enjoys strong partnerships with groups such as Land’s
Sake Farm, the Council on Aging, Climate Control and Rotary International. We instill the value of civic engagement from elementary to high school. From intergenerational cultural programs to scientific mentoring, to community service, our students learn from and give to all of our citizens.
The Administration’s careful management of the budget has earned the confidence of voters, who consistently support the school budgets such that, unlike most other districts, there are no additional fees for the arts, athletics or extra-curricular activities.
All performing arts events are open to the public, with reduced tickets for seniors and military personnel. Our top-ranked music program is often tapped for cultural and civic events; our award-winning Theater Company draws sold-out crowds; student artists are frequently accepted to juried shows, and athletic events are popular community events.
Voters as well as private donors have also supported capital expenditure needs. Facilities and fields are in excellent shape, as the town completes a multi-decade renovation cycle with the last of the school buildings completed in Fall 2014. Our facilities and fields are used extensively by the public for recreation and other uses.
Impressive Faculty Peers
Weston teachers and specialists are well educated. 84%
have earned masters and doctoral degrees and, among teachers who have post-graduate degrees, 41% have studied at least one year beyond the Master's.
Beyond the training our teachers have upon entry, continued professional growth is very important in the Weston Public Schools. New teachers are paired with mentors and participate in regular orientation meetings in their first year.
The Weston Professional Development Academy (WPDAC) provides on-site opportunities for professional development. In addition, the school calendar incorporates professional development days for teacher workshops and focused learning for Professional Learning Communities. The district also supports summer professional development work and course reimbursement up to $1,200 per year.
Attractive Compensation and Benefits
Weston employees are part of a group that receives health insurance through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC).
Salaries and benefits are competitive with neighbor towns.
Non-resident faculty and staff may enroll their children in Weston Public Schools tuition-free.
WPS educates children with special needs from the age of 3 to
22. Since 1999, Weston Windows, an integrated pre-school, with classrooms at Woodland and Country Schools, supports the youngest students with special needs. The Bridge and GOAL programs at Weston High School support the older student as they prepare for transition to independent living.
3% of our students do not speak English as a first language. Our English Language Learning (ELL) Program supports these students, who speak 14 mother tongues. Summer enrichment and tutoring provide all our students ways to boost performance.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Since 1969, Weston has participated in the METCO voluntary desegregation program that brings students of color from Boston to suburban schools. Weston’s student population includes 20% students of color (METCO at 8% and Weston residents at 12%).
Weston students represent all the major religions and hail from every continent except Antarctica. Our Global Exchange program brings high school students from different parts of the world to live and learn with us and encourages our students to travel abroad.
Our staff of color is 12% of the total. Weston is part of the Greater Boston Schools Human Resource Network (GBSHRN), a group that is committed to increasing faculty diversity. Their job fair is held in March.
Weston is one of the wealthiest communities in the Commonwealth, but there are still many students who face economic hardship. The district supports these students with free or subsidized lunches, scholarships and other assistance.
Educating the Whole Child
We believe in educating the whole child through academics, athletics, the arts, social competency programs and community service. Extra-curricular activities and late buses that facilitate participation are free of charge.
Faculty use advanced instructional technologies including projection, wireless networking, document cameras, and
online resources, with support from Educational Integration
Specialists, on site technical personnel, and technical training opportunities. The Middle School has a full 1-to-1 iPad program. The High School has a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program and a new Global Education Conference Center that enables long-distance learning.
Weston parents, actively engaged as volunteers through the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and as donors, greatly enhance the educational experience for our faculty and our students.
The Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC), a permanent subcommittee of the school committee founded in 1954, enriches learning at every level of the district. Over $6M has been raised, funding curriculum, professional development and technology.
WestonBoosters raises funds for Athletics and other extra-curricular activities. Despite our small size, Weston wins many division and state championships and sends many athletes to collegiate varsity programs.
• Town of Weston- 11,674 residents (2011 census)
• Weston Public Schools-
Weston High School (Grades 9-12)
Weston Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Field School (Grades 4-5)
Country and Woodland Schools (preK-Grade 3)
• 2,420 students, pre-K-12
• 261 teachers; 269 staff
• $35.2M budget
• Mean SAT score- 1840: 600 reading; 610 writing; 630 math
• Mean ACT score- 26.6
• 97% bound to 4-year colleges
• 61 active high school clubs
• 29 varsity sports teams: 9 fall; 11 winter; 9 spring
• 73 ELL students who speak 14 languages
Weston Public Schools
89 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
For more information visit: www.westonschools.org