Wheatley School Reviews
Gain exclusive insight into life at Wheatley School from our carefully curated video reviews that deliver in-depth insider info from parents, alumni and students.
Our Perspective on Wheatley School
Wheatley was founded in 1986 by Eda Varalli, who remains as the principal of the school today. Her inspiration was, truly, the best there ever is—to create a school that just did things better than they were being done. She took the Montessori method as a starting point, particularly in its focus on the individual, the belief that instruction is best when it takes the curiosity and the spirit of the learner. The school has grown over the years, including notably in 2001 with the move into the school’s current facility. The community that the school describes includes parents and extended family, and annual events underscore that, such as a grandparent’s day every April; during Family Literacy Week, parents and grandparents are invited to come into the school to read with students. In all, there’s a nice little spark throughout the life of the school, evident in things like the parent open house titled, beautifully, “Come See What I Can Do Day,” or the standing invitation for parents to have coffee with the principal. Sometimes there is a lot of power in the details, as well as in consistent leadership, and Wheatley serves as a lovely example of that.
Get crucial behind-the-scenes information about Wheatley School from video interviews with probing questions that we recorded live with parents, current students, and recent alumni.
Roundtable Q&A (0)
Watch our parent interview with Dr. Sarah Danial to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Wheatley School.