The community of Winchester is home to a variety of schooling options, from reputable high schools to specialized private schools. Winchester’s children enjoy five public elementary schools, including Ambrose, Lincoln, Lynch, Muraco and Vinson-Owen. There is one middle school, McCall, and a high school, Winchester High School. There is also a town-wide public preschool program at the Lynch Elementary school. There are four private schools in Winchester, including Acera, Childrens Own School, Creative Corner Children's Learning Center and St. Mary's School.
Winchester's schools boast high ratings, with most ranking between 7 and 10 out of 10. The yearly expenditure per student is $11,958, landing Winchester in the 81st percentile in the country. The average SAT scores for the town’s high school students is 1763. The Winchester Public School system is also known for its students’ superior performance on the MCAS exams.
The Winchester Sports Foundation
Sports and fostering young athletes is very important to Winchester High School. According to their official website, “The Winchester Sports Foundation was organized in 1989 by a group of Winchester parents and sports enthusiasts as a result of severe budget cuts to the Winchester High School’s athletic budget. That year the athletic budget faced a $60,000 deficit and the high school considered instituting a $35 per student “sports and transportation fee. To negate the need for this fee, the Foundation raises money from an annual golf tournament, an annual campaign, and through individual and corporate donations.”
|Winchester Public Schools||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Ambrose Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||457||9/10|
|Lincoln Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||425||9/10|
|Lynch Elementary School||PK-5||Elementary School||505||9/10|
|Mccall Middle School||6-8||Middle School||1071||7/10|
|Muraco Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||417||9/10|
|Vinson-Owen Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||415||10/10|
|Winchester High School||9-12||High School||1150||10/10|
|Winchester Private Schools||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Acera||K-8||Special Program Emphasis||N/A||N/A|
|Childrens Own School||K||Montessori||88||N/A|
|Creative Corner Children’s Learning Center||KG||Daycare/Preschool||22||N/A|
|St. Mary’s School||PK-5||Roman Catholic||164||N/A|
*All school statistics have been sourced from GreatSchools.org.
When it comes to Winchester real estate, Colonial, Cape and Victorian single-family homes dominates. The town also offers several townhome and condominium communities. Most people moving to Winchester and ones that already live in Winchester are families, as people tend to move here for the School System. Young couples who are looking to start a family consider moving to Winchester as well.
Winchester’s small but vibrant town center is full of small town character. Its town center green is a gathering place for farmer’s markets, summer concerts and Town Day festivities each year.
The Middlesex Fells Conservation Area in Winchester is vast and provides visitors with several entrances to the state park. There are multiple walking paths as well as guided tours. Mountain bikers, dog owners, and families with small children all taking part in the beauty of the park.