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    Building a Solid Foundation PK-6

    Winchester Public Schools is extremely proud of its four elementary schools, which serve grades Pre-K-4 students, and one intermediate school, which serves grades 5-6 students. These schools provide a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to prepare students for middle school, high school-- and beyond.

    Our Pre-K to Grade 6 programs are designed to build a solid academic foundation while developing each student’s unique interests and strengths. With extraordinary fine arts, innovative STEM technologies, computing devices for every student, and more, we are equipped to provide a 21st-century education. Each elementary school has a dynamic school theme, including:

    Frederick Douglass Douglass Elementary School
    Growing Global Leaders in Language and Literacy

    Garland Quarles Elementary School
    A Thriving Literacy Community in a STEM School

    John Kerr Elementary School
    Destination Greatness: Full STEAM Ahead!

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    Global Leadership: Local leaders today! Global leaders tomorrow!

    Daniel Morgan Intermediate School
    Where there is a strong focus on the inter-connectedness of global learning and STEM education with the four core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and history. Additionally, students are provided exceptional opportunities in the fine arts, education, technology, and world cultures.

    Our Teachers

    Our teachers are trained to address the multiple learning styles of young, active minds and to foster complex, creative thinking. The Pre-K to grade 6 years are a time of growth and exploration. Winchester Public Schools provide programs and activities that incorporate the 5 C’s of relevant, project-based learning—Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Citizenship–into all subject areas so that students are actively engaged in learning and applying information.

    Focus on the Future 7-12

    Winchester Public Schools continues to offer a wide variety of courses designed to prepare our students for their future endeavors. Whether it be a 2 or 4-year college, entering into the military, or joining the workforce, Winchester Public Schools' mission is to prepare students for success in a changing dynamic world.

    Daniel Morgan Middle School

    Students at Daniel Morgan have an abundance of opportunities, including engaging and relevant instruction through project-based learning. 

    John Handley High School

    State-of-the-art facilities and a fully comprehensive and dedicated athletic program, along with an award-winning fine arts program including theatre, chorus, band, and visual arts truly do set Handley apart.  

    Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center

    The new Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center prepares Winchester students and community members for the in-demand, skilled workforce of tomorrow.

Secondary Education 7-12

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    Reaching Full Potential

    The Winchester Public Schools’ Secondary Instruction supports the secondary programs in Grades 7-8 at Daniel Morgan Middle School, and 9-12 at John Handley High School.  The secondary instructional team leads the secondary schools in the development of innovative curriculum and instructional programs. The office uses current research-based best practices to guide instruction that is customized for students providing equal opportunity so that all students can reach their full potential and be successful, productive citizens in the 21st century.  

    Instruction at the secondary level includes instruction in the areas of advanced academics, mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, online learning, fine arts, health and physical education, world languages, and Career and Technical Education programs. Key initiatives of the secondary office include the implementation of blended learning and project-based learning.


Contact Information

  • Jake Boula, Executive Director PK-12 Instruction
    Jake Boula

    Executive Director of PK-12 Instruction

    Kristin Nicholson
    Kristin Nicholson
    Supervisor of Mathematics

    Jamie Woodall
    Jamie Woodall

    Supervisor of Elementary English, Language Arts, and Social Studies 

    Connie Banton
    Connie Banton

    Supervisor of Secondary English and History

    Dr. Kelley Aitken
    Supervisor of Science

    Felicia Andre
    Administrative Assistant

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    Making Sure Every Public School Student Is Ready To Thrive After Graduation