Winnetka: A Community of Learners (WACOL)
Winnetka: A Community of Learners is the vision statement and expectations for the District. The document was prepared by a task force that studied and reflected on the philosophy of The Winnetka Public Schools and the values of the students, teachers, parents, and residents it serves.
It states: "We are a dynamic community of learners committed to respecting childhood, challenging the intellect, nurturing creativity, fostering reflection, encouraging action, and exploring possibilities for the future. We believe that a developmental, child-centered approach to education is the most effective way to meet the needs of our students and the high level of expectations we set for them. We are guided by a set of beliefs embedded in a culture that honors tradition, reflects on transitions, and makes choices about transformations."
Click here to download the full document: Winnetka: A Community of Learners (PDF).