Through an enviable partnership among the Head of School, Board, administration, faculty, staff, students, alumnae/i, and parents, WT has ascended to new heights over 16 years. Here are a few of the important moments that propelled the school forward:
Board of Trustees approves Many Voices One Vision capital campaign, which raises $15 million to build a new Upper School and complete the Campus Center at the North Hills Campus.
WT receives grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation (E.E. Ford) for seed funds to build the City as Our Campus program.
WT achieves highest enrollment in its history, beginning a nine-year trend of record enrollment.
WT named one of only three Malone Schools in 2007, receiving a $2 million grant to endow scholarships for gifted and talented students.
The first class graduates from the new Upper School building.
WT welcomes the first class of ninth graders to surpass 60 students.
Roy and Susie Dorrance designate their leadership support of WT to name the Upper School Library the Emily E. Dorrance Library in memory of their daughter, Emily ’93, a distinguished young alum.
WT Advisory Board formed.
WT is one of only four schools nationwide to receive the E. E. Ford Foundation Leadership Grant, becoming the first school to have received both the E. E. Ford Foundation Leadership Grant and the Malone Foundation Scholarship Endowment grant.
Director of City as Our Campus position created.
Board of Trustees approves the Celebrate WT capital campaign, which raises more than $21 million for endowment, facilities, and annual giving.
The Talent Initiative established to support WT’s efforts to hire, retain, develop, and reward a uniformly talented and dynamic faculty.
Dean of Faculty position created.
Board authorizes an increase in the WT budget to realize competitive faculty salaries and professional development resources.
WT celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Outdoor Classrooms developed at the City and North Hills Campuses.
Computer Science department established.
Athletics Wing renovated and Hall of Fame established.
Director of eLearning position created.
WT joins the Malone Schools Online Network, offering students and faculty opportunities to participate in online courses offered by schools in the Malone network.
Sister School partnership with Peking University Elementary School established.
Number of named scholarships reaches 13, allowing more than 40 gifted and talented students to attend WT each year.
Falk Auditorium renovated.
WT is first awardee of EQT Scholars Program, providing two students with full tuition for the entirety of their WT career through the generosity of the EQT Foundation.
Board approves Equity and Inclusion statement.
In a survey administered by the National Association of Independent Schools, 89% of parents report they are likely to recommend WT.
Director of Equity and Inclusion position created.
Board approves new WT Master Plan for facilities.
Main Building dedicated and renamed Molloy Posner Hall in honor of the remarkable dedication of Anne Molloy and Henry Posner III.
Athletics Wing dedicated and renamed Glimcher Athletics Wing in tribute to Rob Glimcher’s mother, Nona Glimcher.
Endowment reaches nearly triple its 2002 value.
With the support of another E.E. Ford grant, WT develops and hosts coLearn Conference to provide guidance for educators nationwide to discover the power of community-based learning.