West Branch School's Little Red Schoolhouse is located in the Newberry section of Williamsport. With its unique style and homey atmosphere, WBS has a charm like no other school in the area. Classes are facilitated in a "one room schoolhouse" setting where all learning levels and ages mix together to enhance learning opportunities and the overall school community.
The school is licensed K-8 and class sizes are small in order to facilitate the highest excellence in teaching and learning. Smaller classes also create an atmosphere of acceptance where diversity is celebrated and conflicts are handled in a way that helps students to learn empathy, conscientious decision-making, and proactive problem solving. Each child at WBS is considered "gifted" and learns at his or her own level. This approach to education enables teachers to capitalize on the students' strengths and to seek out styles of learning that will encourage a student to excel.
Why choose a West Branch School education? Because our students are personally challenged by a curriculum that is as exciting as it is diverse. Visit and observe a nine year-old rehearsing for a lead role in a Shakespeare play, performed on a professional stage in downtown Williamsport. Watch a Kindergarten-aged student facilitate a morning meeting, or explain to you during a science fair presentation that Giraffes have 4 stomachs. Witness how our experienced teachers weave elements of history, science, math, reading, art, music, business, and inter-personal relationship development into a complex game, exploring how civilizations develop. It is never too early to invest in preparing your child academically, socially, and emotionally for a challenging high school, college, and post-college experience.