Theme Year

2016-17: Reverence for the Earth

During the coming school year with its theme “Reverence for the Earth,” members of Westover community will have a special year-long opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the natural world, to strengthen our feeling of connectedness to it, to stimulate our appreciation of its beauty and bounty, to heighten our sense of responsibility for its well-being, and to deepen our concern for its increasingly endangered health and our commitment to act on that concern.

Stay tuned for news of events, activities, workshops, and projects aimed at enhancing our Reverence for the Earth.

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Mountain Day
Oct. 13, 2016, Talcott Mountain

Westover Reaches New Heights on Mountain Day

"Reverence for the Earth" – the theme for Westover's 2016-2017 academic year – was vividly brought to life on Mountain Day, when virtually the entire School community – students, faculty, and most of its staff – traveled from the Middlebury campus to Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury on October 13.

There, students and adults set out in more than a dozen groups, following various trails to the 1,000-foot summit. Along the way, the hikers had views of the surrounding Farmington Valley region awash in the colors of autumn. At the top, the community ate lunch while they rested from their hike, and then posed for a series of all-school photographs.
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Western Winds
Oct. 6, 2016, Chapel

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