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Message From The Principal

Welcome from Principal Chelsie Murphy - Grades 6-8 


My name is Chelsie Murphy, and I am the proud principal of the 6-8 program at WISH Community School. We are a small, boutique middle school that prides itself on providing socially-just classrooms where all students engage in rigorous academics together, supported by caring, committed educators. Throughout the year, we engage in project-based learning experiences that are both department-focused and cross-curricular; a few are International Festival, Service Learning, Science Fair, and Annual Project.

Scholars at WISH Middle experience a balanced curriculum that not only includes five core classes: English, math, history, science, and STEM; but also includes movement, Spanish, art, and music classes. This balanced approach to teaching and learning provides our students with a wide range of classes that allow them to be better prepared to select the affinities they would like to focus on more in high school, college, and beyond.

It is essential to provide a robust social-emotional curriculum for our middle school students as well. We fully embrace the RULER program from Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. This social-emotional literacy program provides our student body with the vocabulary, confidence, and tools to identify and regulate their emotions to communicate with one another effectively.

We also have a wide range of social and leadership opportunities for 6th-8th grade students. Many students participate in our WISH Sports program and join a lunch club or two. We strongly encourage all students to get involved in at least one activity at WISH Middle, and a few of our most popular programs are the Advanced STEM Aspiring Owls Club, Model United Nations, MathCounts, Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Leadership, Student Leadership, Student Ambassadors, and Humans United.
At WISH, we love seeing our young scholars embrace all of the opportunities for growth and we look forward to seeing your child reach their full potential as well. 

Chelsie Murphy