Whitby School says it will continue to serve community

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Whitby School was disheartened to hear of the Greenwich Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals’ denial of our application for a special permit to build an air-supported athletic facility on our campus, but we remain very excited about our overall educational program and our net benefit to the Greenwich community.

We proposed the new facility to allow Whitby to meet the growing needs of our well-respected educational program. The facility would have allowed us to continue to improve our athletic and co-curricular programs. We remain committed to providing academic excellence through our focus on science and technology, the visual and performing arts, humanities, and physical education and athletics, along with meeting the needs of our growing enrollment.

We will, of course, continue to respect the wishes of the neighbors and the PZBA. And we will continue our many efforts to build positive relationships with our direct neighbors. We will also continue to focus on our primary mission of inspiring academic excellence, independence, and a passion for learning while motivating our students to confidently take action as contributing members of a diverse global community.

As the first Montessori school in America and the only independent school certified by the American Montessori Society and the International Baccalaureate, as well as the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Whitby serves a unique and beneficial role in the Greenwich area, not just for our students from 18 months through grade eight, but for the community as a whole.

We serve many families who have lived in Greenwich for a long time, and we have attracted many respectable families relocating from abroad to the Greenwich area based on our advanced educational programs.

Thank you to the many people in the community who continue to entrust us with their children’s education and for your continuing enthusiastic support of our school.

 

Bryan Nixon, Head of School and Patricia Franklin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Whitby School

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