“It’s what everyone calls the campus already!”

This fall, WT announced a new name for its campus on Middle Road in Hampton Township. Previously “North Hills Campus at WT,” the campus will now be called “Winchester Thurston School, North Campus.”

The change was developed after conducting in-depth qualitative and quantitative research with both current and prospective families. As one parent noted in his survey response, “Why wouldn’t we move forward with this, it’s what everyone calls the campus already!”

While the change is small, the research shows that the new name more appropriately describes the broad geographic reach of the campus, making it more reflective of the school’s population. And, by spelling out Winchester Thurston School, the new name more immediately reflects the dual experience with the school’s City Campus—an experience that allows for a deep application in outdoor learning on the North Campus’s seven rolling acres, and unique educational opportunities with leaders from the academic, cultural, scientific, and business communities in Pittsburgh through City as Our Campus.

Applefest 2018

An annual tradition of the Parents Association (PA), Applefest showcases Winchester Thurston School, North Campus with a family-friendly fall festival featuring a beekeeper, a bluegrass band, leather crafting, delicious food, and of course, apples! It …

Meet Director of Advancement Monica Manes Gay

Monica Manes Gay brings nearly 25 years of experience in fundraising, stewardship, event planning, and marketing to WT. Most recently, as the Development and Marketing Director at Lauri Ann West Community Center, Monica brought a $9 million capital campaign to a successful conclusion, ensuring the continuation of the Center’s mission to provide a safe place for all to learn, play, and grow.

At CASA of Allegheny County, an organization dedicated to recruiting volunteers who advocate for at-risk children, Monica’s work fundraising, organizing volunteers, and representing the organization throughout the region gave her a natural connection to WT’s credo, Think also of the comfort and the rights of others.

Monica is eager to meet WT community members around the world. “With each parent, trustee, alum, and student I meet, I gain a deeper appreciation for the impact that WT can have on so many different aspects of a person’s life—and therefore on how they interact with their communities. I am eager to share these stories in ways that advance our Mission.”

Let Monica know your story! You can reach her at 412-578-3746 or gaym@winchesterthurston.org.