Commitment in Critical Times
Despite an unprecedented two years of dramatic change, the good work of the Bishop Walker School has held true. Your constant encouragement and committed investment in the success of our scholars has carried us through. We are so blessed for the many good people who have set up the Bishop Walker School for sustained success into the future. None of our work would have been possible without you.
In Fall 2021, we welcomed all of our scholars and faculty back to school for in-person learning, with ample PPE for all. We conducted weekly surveillance testing and developed a blended learning format for equitable instruction, whether scholars were at home or in school. We launched new programming in Summer 2020—Summer Restore—in response to the academic challenges of distance learning, and created Summer Restore 2.0 for Summer 2021 as a part of our long-term academic recovery from a year of distance learning. We established new academic and arts partnerships to keep school fresh and exciting, utilizing the virtual learning format to introduce our scholars to new skills and interests.
We completed BWS’s first accreditation process through the Middle States Association (MSA) and are proud to be fully accredited for the next seven years. We maintained support for our families’ food security. We welcomed two new Kindergarten classes, bright and brimming with potential, and guided two classes of talented and resilient 5th grade scholars to their middle schools’ doorsteps. BWS is on the cusp of great progress, and your investment in us has made it all possible. As Bishop Walker himself once preached, “These things are brought by the determination of men and women to build a better world.”
As we continue the good work of the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, we continue the good work of building a better world—one scholar, one family, and one school village at a time. We pray for the health and well-being of you and those you love.
Michael O. Molina
Head of School