The Professional Learning Community

A Nation at Hope

A short history of the research behind the kind of teacher collaboration that happens at Watkinson

Reunion Recap

reunion 2018

Reunion 2018 was a night to remember! It was a beautiful evening celebrating Watkinson alumni.  Three alumni were honored this year: Hope Lipp Hall ’88 won the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award,  and Chris Brooke ’90 and Johann Smith ’05 were both inducted into Watkinson’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Hope Lipp Hall ’88 Hope is a […]

Scholastic Arts Award Winners

The Light of Winter

The Connecticut Regional Scholastic Awards program is a professionally juried event which recognizes only the best Connecticut student artwork. This year, a remarkable eleven Watkinson students won awards and honorable mentions.  Click an image to enlarge.  Grey Skies – Jack N. What Do You See – Angel T. Gabby & Justin – Celeste E. Panda […]

Long-Term Donor Partnerships

blooming trees

At a time of financial uncertainty for many, donors are stepping up to make great things happen.

Interdisciplinary By Structure

Many schools talk about interdisciplinary teaching. What’s different about it at Watkinson — and why has it become such a priority?

The Senior Year, Reimagined

senior year

Seniors are our most capable, ambitious students. Let’s design an experience worthy of them.

Strategic Engagement

9th grade retreat

Building relationships in and out of the city makes Watkinson a stronger school.

Starting the Storytelling Engine

watkinson story vault

Moving beyond marketing to tell authentic stories that both reflect and shape the beautiful complexity of a Watkinson education

The Goal Areas of the Strategic Plan


“The Shape of Things to Come,” Watkinson’s five-year strategic plan, was published in 2016.

Class Notes 2020

Young Alumni Event

1960–1989 Charles Margolis ’65 published P.S. Poems and Short Stories, a memoir inspired by his brother Dave. David Margolis was a legendary figure within the Department of Justice. For many years, he served as Deputy Associate Attorney General. Dave was known as “Yoda” — as in Star Wars — because he was the person everyone […]