Academics

The academic mission of The Birch Wathen Lenox School is to stimulate and challenge each student's growth in a rigorous, structured college-preparatory educational program within a caring, supportive community. A compelling classroom curriculum ranges from interdisciplinary studies to students' extracurricular activities, often utilizing the New York City community as a springboard for learning. The result of BWL's nurturing and rigorous program is a platform from which students rise to extraordinary academic heights. The assessment and development of each student's academic progress includes classroom and standardized testing, as well as lab work, cooperative learning and individual presentations.

The ever-present goal is to develop a mastery of the subjects at each appropriate level, while implementing valuable lifelong skills. By fostering traditional academics within a supportive setting, reinforced by state-of-the-art facilities and small class sizes, BWL is able to reach and inspire every one of its students. Maturing into inquisitive, independent thinkers, BWL students develop a strong foundation of knowledge and the discipline needed to tackle challenges inside and outside the classroom. Their multidisciplinary competency carries BWL students confidently toward their daily pursuits and long-term ambitions.

From the earliest stages of Kindergarten to the pinnacle of senior year, a steady emphasis on study skills and effective learning strategies is maintained. Students respond to the wonder and stimulation of learning in this setting. Each year, the school recognizes particularly high academic achievements through special assemblies and award ceremonies, as well as Honors certificates from the Headmaster's office.

The well-rounded, independent thinkers who emerge from our School to enrich the community at large are the ultimate and continuing proof of the success of BWL's intensive and invigorating academic program. 
 

"The well-rounded, independent thinkers who emerge from our School to enrich the community at large are the ultimate and continuing proof of the success of BWL's intensive and invigorating academic program."