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Message From The Principal

Welcome from Principal Maya Lohith-Clarke - Grades 6-8 
Maya Lohith, 6-8 Principal

Hello and Welcome to WISH Middle School!


My name is Maya Lohith-Clarke, 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 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, Arts, and Music. 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.


Middle school is a very special time for many, so it is essential to address our students’ social-emotional needs. We utilize the RULER program from Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. This social-emotional literacy program provides our student body with the vocabulary and the tools to identify and regulate their emotions, and to communicate with one another effectively.


We also have a wide range of social and leadership opportunities for our 6th-8th graders. Many students participate in our WISH Sports program and join a club or two. We strongly encourage all students to get involved in at least one activity at WISH Middle. A few of our most popular programs are the Model United Nations, MathCounts, Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Program, and Student Leadership.


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! 



Maya Lohith-Clarke