WSG is a year-round school. School begins in mid-July and ends in mid-June. Students have two weeks off in early fall, two weeks off over the Christmas holiday, two weeks off in March, and four weeks off between school years. During school breaks, WSG offers Intersession programs that provide enrichment activities, including outdoor learning and arts instruction.
WSG chose to become a year-round school because the research shows that students from communities like ours are more successful the more time they have in school with their qualified and dedicated teachers. Starting in July, each school year begins with regular classroom instruction and the typical school day that is experienced throughout the year. Because students are not away from the classroom for an extended period of time as they would be in a traditional school program, teachers and students do not have to spend extensive time reviewing material from the previous school year and can pick up right where they left off. By preventing this summer learning loss, students can accelerate their learning.