The Wyndcroft School

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The Wyndcroft School
Address
1395 Wilson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
USA
Coordinates 40°14′48″N 75°36′59″W / 40.2468°N 75.6165°W / 40.2468; -75.6165Coordinates: 40°14′48″N 75°36′59″W / 40.2468°N 75.6165°W / 40.2468; -75.6165
Information
Type co-ed, private
Motto non sibi (not for oneself)
Established 1918
Head of School Gail L. Wolter
Faculty 30
Enrollment 250
Average class size 12
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Color(s) yellow, blue
Website

The Wyndcroft School is a private American co-educational, independent, elementary, day school from early childhood (3 years old) to Grade 8.

Founded by members of The Hill School faculty in 1918 as The Pottstown Open Air School, Wyndcroft (renamed as such four years later) is in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, about 35 mi northwest of Philadelphia.

Wyndcroft is a member school of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.

History[edit]

The year 1918 reflected a growing concern within the educational community to provide not only for academic excellence, but also to provide for the healthful wellbeing of a child. In the midst of nationwide epidemics of measles, mumps, flu and tuberculosis, a few parents in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, members of the Hill School faculty, chose to provide a "superior" education for their younger children by founding a progressive "open-air" school. So began Wyndcroft's first incarnation in the sunlit porches and an open garage of a residence on the Hill School campus under the name of "The Pottstown Open Air School."

Within four years the school had changed its name to "The Wyndcroft School" and gained such popularity within the community that the parents purchased a "delightfully situated" rural property on which to expand. Here they constructed "scientifically designed buildings built for the comfort and convenience of the children," in which to hold their school. At this new Rosedale Drive address, (the present site of Wyndcroft), The Wyndcroft School flourished and by 1925 consisted of 50 pupils and 5 teachers. The buildings soon expanded to include "five outdoor bungalows, a school building with a large assembly room, office, classroom, [and] well-equipped kitchen and dining-room where the children have their noon meal."[citation needed]

Principals[edit]

  • Gail L. Wolter - Current
  • Kathleen E. Wunner, Ph.D.
  • Alvin Coleman
  • Gerald McGrath
  • Carlisle Snively (1950–1980)
  • Mabel Day Steele (1925–1947)
  • Kyle Joseph Sullivan Stalin (future principal)
  • John John Staun (1948-1949)

Note- JJ Staun was erased from records to due legal reasons

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