Four Winds School is an independent middle school where students in grades 5 through 8 learn at their own level and pace. Our small size, combined with our focus on social skills, mental health, and social justice, creates a safe learning environment for students of any race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. In addition to these valuable life skills, our students learn self confidence, time management, and most importantly, they learn how to learn. Explore the information, links, pictures, and videos on our website to learn more!

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“Traditional school boxes people in. And guess what? People don’t grow in a box. Four Winds allows students to be who they are. And when you’re in junior high, that’s probably one of the most important things you need.”

David Rainville, graduate

We are so happy with our decision to choose this school. Our child is learning time management, actively participating in planning his own academic schedule, and learning in a way that he is actually retaining information and enjoying himself while doing so. Communication from his teachers has been outstanding and there hasn’t been a time since being in school where his mind has been active and engaged in such a profound way. This is exactly what he needed, especially in a pandemic. Additionally, Four Winds’ attention to CDC protocols have been followed meticulously and it is such a relief knowing that we are sending him somewhere that he is safe and able to learn while remaining as healthy as possible.

Megan Healey, parent

Mission and Philosophy

The purpose of education is to prepare children to be constructive, innovative, and courageous members of their society. At Four Winds, we believe this is best achieved when children have:

  • A powerful trust in the value of their own curiosity and initiative.
  • A solid mastery of the basic skills of math, spelling, grammar, and written and spoken expression.

As a result, each student’s needs and abilities determine the content and pace of the student’s work. We believe that all students are best able to make academic progress when they are allowed to work from their current achievement level and at their own pace.

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