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Winchester Thurston School leads the way in educational innovation, rigorous academics, scholarly standards, and a learning environment that better prepares students for the challenges of a rapidly changing, complex world. Nationally recognized for work with gifted and talented students, distinctive campuses, and innovative programs, WT is a school in which students achieve at the highest levels—earning stellar AP scores and gaining admission to the most selective colleges in the nation. Our learning environment is dynamic and engaging, and students are excited about achievement as they become intellectually confident critical thinkers, able researchers, and knowledgeable problem solvers. Read our wt smart facts to learn more.

National Recognition
WT’s unique City as Our Campus initiative was recognized by the Edward E. Ford Foundation as one of the top independent school programs in the nation in 2009, when the Foundation awarded WT one of only four coveted Educational Leadership Grants. This accolade came on the heels of WT’s designation as a Malone Scholars School by the Malone Family Foundation in 2007; WT was one of only three schools nationwide to be recognized with a $2 million endowment grant for its challenging programs for gifted and talented students and for a remarkable commitment to financial aid. WT is one of only two schools among the approximately 1,400 members of the National Association of Independent Schools to earn both of these distinctions.

The School
Established in 1887. Private, nationally recognized independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Pittsburgh.

Winchester Thurston School actively engages each student in a challenging and inspiring learning process that develops the mind, motivates the passion to achieve, and cultivates the character to serve.

Core Values
Critical thinking; integrity; empathy; community; diversity.

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