Things to do: Campus attractions include the Babson Globe, described by the school as “a freestanding globe measuring 28 feet in diameter and weighing 25 tons,” sits outside Coleman Hall on campus. It’s hard to miss….
- Master calendar of events
- Center for Women’s Leadership events
- Athletic events
- Sorenson Center for the Arts: Hosts plays, art exhibits, film showings.
- Wikipedia description of the school.
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Things to do: The Davis Museum and Cultural Center on campus has a good mix of old and new, from headless/armless/bodyless statues to paintings and sculpture from big names such as Monet and Pollack, to changing exhibits featuring newer artists. It’s free, though donations are appreciated.
Walk or run around Lake Waban. Two-and-a-half or so miles around. Watch out for the roots on this wooded trail mostly along the lake shore. Part of the path goes over a boardwalk. Check out the topiary, Wellesley boathouse and more. Here’s a page on Paint Shop Pond, a body of water that links to Lake Waban and has been cleaned up in recent years. The school recommends parking at the visitors’ areas of the Davis Parking Facility or in the auxiliary parking lot across Route16 from the College Club.
Wellesley College’s Botanic Gardens, especially the Ferguson Greenhouses, are great to visit on a cold day, as it’s always balmy inside. See banana trees, a plethora of flowers and a frog garden ornament that spits water into a pond. Free.
Whitin Observatory opens to the public every so often so you can get a closer look at the stars and planets. On site are 6-, 12- and 24-inch telescopes, plus students and staff to help explain things.
WZLY 91.5 FM radio station, also available on the Web at www.wzly.net.
- Calendar of events
- Student organizations: Quite a mix, from a circus group to bell ringers.
More about the college:
Wellesley College Archives: The school’s history, including historical maps. For more history, see this site covering the school’s 125th anniversary, celebrated in 2000-2001.
Wellesley Centers for Women: “The world’s largest women’s research center, WCW brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis, and action. Our groundbreaking work is dedicated to looking at the world through the eyes of women with the goal of shaping a better world for all.”
Wikipedia description of Wellesley College
Mona Lisa Smile, a movie about Wellesley College back in the day. Read reviews.
Official school site/individual school PTO sites:
- Bates Elementary School PTO
- Fiske Elementary School PTO
- Hardy Elementary School PTO
- Hunnewell Elementary School (including PTO)
- Schofield Elementary School PTO
- Sprague Elementary School PTO
- Upham Elementary School PTO
Wellesley Green Schools: environmental effort involving parents, teachers, students, staff.
- MCAS results
- Committee for Education in the 21st Century: Group focused on bettering public education inWellesley. Their newsletter is available by messaging the group.
- Wikipedia description of the high school
- Wellesley Education Foundation: Devoted to enhancing, enriching and maintainingexcellence in the Wellesley Public Schools. Organizes fundraisers, including annual spelling bee, and provides grants.
- Wellesley Scholarship Foundation: provides financial assistance to college bound Wellesley students through need and merit-based scholarships.
- The Education Cooperative: Provides special education and other services, including summer programs,to Wellesley and other communities.
- Wellesley Public Schools Performing Arts
- High school sports schedule at Athletic Department site.
An independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 6-12.
Offering an academic program, for pre-K through 6th grade, deeply rooted in Catholic tradition.
A co-ed, elementary school for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6. The school’s mission is “to nurture and challenge each child, every day.”
Infant through private kindergarten programs, before and after school programs for school age children, summer programs.
Wellesley Montessori School: For children 2.9-6 years old.
For children 2.9-5 years old. School started in 1967.
Provides “funds to deserving Wellesley students to make up the difference between the cost of college and what the students and their families and friends can provide.”