Superintendent's Welcome

    September 2023


    Dear Wharton School Community,


    As the sun rises on a new academic year, I am thrilled to extend a heartfelt welcome to each and every member of our vibrant school community. The journey ahead holds endless possibilities for growth, discovery, and camaraderie, and we are excited to embark on this adventure together.


    This year, our halls will once again be filled with the sound of eager footsteps, passionate discussions, and the hum of curiosity. While we navigate through both familiar and uncharted territories, let us remember that every challenge we face is an opportunity for learning and development. Together, we will embrace the unknown with resilience and determination, turning obstacles into stepping stones toward success.


    To our returning students, welcome back! Your dedication and enthusiasm continue to inspire us, and we are excited to see how you have grown over the summer. Your experiences and insights are invaluable, and we encourage you to share them with your peers as we forge ahead.


    To our new students, we extend a warm welcome into our close-knit community. You bring fresh perspectives, talents, and dreams that will undoubtedly enrich our learning environment. Remember, you are not only joining a school but also becoming a part of a supportive family that will stand by you every step of the way.


    To our parents and guardians, we appreciate your trust in us to nurture and educate your children. Your partnership is essential, and together, we will create an environment where each student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.


    Our dedicated teachers and staff are the heartbeat of our school. Their commitment to guiding, inspiring, and mentoring our students is what makes this community exceptional. As we embrace new teaching methods and technologies, know that their influence will shape the minds and futures of our students.


    As we gather in classrooms, let us foster a culture of respect, inclusivity, and empathy. Let us celebrate the diversity of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives that make our community so special. Through collaboration and understanding, we will create an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered.


    In the chapters ahead, let us write a story of resilience, innovation, and compassion. Together, we will overcome challenges, celebrate victories, and create lasting memories that will define this academic year. Let us approach every day with an eagerness to learn and a commitment to excellence.


    Once again, welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!




    Christopher J. Herdman