Wellington Collegiate Academy, a new school for grades 6 through 8, will open this August. It will be an independent, interfaith, college preparatory school committed to the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of local middle school students.
Anna Oaks, the academy’s director, invites members of the community to learn more about the new educational institution.
“Many parents dream of a school that focuses on nurturing the whole child within a framework of rigorous academics and high behavioral expectations,” Oaks explained. “Like every parent, I was concerned when the time came to choose a middle school for our children. Our oldest child went to Bak, but when our second child was not accepted, I decided to turn my disappointment into my dream of opening a school that nurtures mind, body and spirit.”
With the help of her husband, a busy CEO, Oaks is raising four children who are heavily involved in sports and the arts, so she understands the pressures on modern families.
“We keep the homework load at Wellington Collegiate Academy as balanced as possible so families don’t feel more pressure than they already have,” she said. “Because of my background in classical piano performance and pedagogy, Wellington Collegiate Academy has a special emphasis on music.”
The new school will be based at the original Wellington Mall. Oaks thanked Wellington Mall owner Jess Santamaria, the Village of Wellington, several families from the former Wellington Christian School and many other friends for enabling the school to offer an affordable, values-based education for middle school students.
To learn more, visit the school’s web site at www.gowca.org or call (561) 701-3462.
ABOVE: A group of Wellington Collegiate Academy students and parents that Academy Director Anna Oaks calls its “founding families.”