Wooster’s Head of School published in Independent School magazine

Matt Byrnes, Head of School at Wooster School, recently wrote an article for Independent School magazine. His remarks included “It is an exciting time to be an independent school leader. With the growing body of knowledge about brain science and how people learn, new insights into behavior and psychology, and advances in technology, the opportunities for school improvement and better … read more

Class of 2018: Six Ridgefielders graduate from Wooster School

Wooster School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 8, to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2018. These seniors join more than 3,000 alumni who have graduated since Wooster’s founding in 1926. The ceremony featured a number of speakers, and the awarding of prizes and diplomas. President of the Wooster School Board of Trustees, Leon Weaver offered kind … read more

Wooster School awards seven Ridgefield students

The Wooster School hosted its Undergraduate Awards Assembly on May 30. Seven Ridgefield residents received awards, including sophomore Morgan Nolan, who won the upper school’s Wells Brock Memorial Prize for creativity in writing. Other upper school honorees included freshman Reginald Stuhr, who received honorable mention in the the Spanish Honor Society foreign language award, and junior Connor Staub, who won … read more

Ridgefield students star in Wooster School’s Peter Pan musical

“Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned!” So sings Peter Pan to Wendy, and off they fly to Neverland, where there are fairies and lost boys and pirates and Amazons, and crocodiles and…but come see for yourself! The Wooster Middle School Theater department, in cooperation with Music Theater International presents: “Peter Pan, Broadway’s Timeless Musical”, … read more

Gallo hosts Wooster guest bartenders Feb. 15

Wooster School and Gallo Ristorante will partner together for a guest bartender fund-raiser Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6 to p.m. Wooster School parents Russ Thaler and Sean Colman will be behind the bar at Gallo for the event, and 10% of the food bill will be donated to Wooster School from a dinner reservation. Also, 10% of the night’s beverage … read more

Ridgefielders chair ‘Catwalk for a Cure’ at Wooster School

Ridgefield natives Olivia Edleman and Bennett Wattles, who will graduate from the Wooster School this spring, helped chair the annual Catwalk for a Cure that will take place Thursday, March 8. The fashion-show fund-raiser will benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center which treats more than 1,000 women annually with free services such as mammograms, diagnostic care, support services, … read more

Wooster School collects supplies for Puerto Rico

Wooster School student Caylynn Maldonado wanted to do something to help out the people of Puerto Rico, particularly because she has family on her father’s side who have been experiencing first-hand, the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. She started out with one box in the library, and a poster to let people know what kinds of things are needed in … read more

Ridgefielder named director of Wooster’s Lower School

Ridgefield resident Antoinette Fornshell was named the the Director of the Lower School at Wooster School in Danbury. Fornshell, who had served as Greenwich Public Schools’ humanities program coordinator, has previous experience at Wooster. She was the Lower School’s interim director in 1995. At Greenwich, she was responsible for the english language arts and social studies programs.

Ridgefielder earns Master of Music from Johns Hopkins

Christopher R. McCormick of Ridgefield was awarded the degree of Master of Music in Composition from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University during commencement ceremonies May 23 in Baltimore. He completed his graduate studies at Peabody as a student of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. McCormick has composed works for film, opera, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz groups, electronic and … read more

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