Our Partnerships

Nantucket New School

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2010 marked an historic event for two of Nantucket’s most cherished and vital non-profit organizations: the merger of The Nantucket New School and Strong Wings Adventure School. For years, our two organizations had collaborated on programming, shared building space, and worked to support each other’s unique but, in many ways, very similar missions. Under the guidance of two visionary and dedicated Boards, our organizations were combined under the umbrella of the Parents’ Nantucket Collaboration for Children. Together, united under a shared administration, our organizations have implemented extremely efficient fiscal practices, maximized the use of space in our two beautiful buildings and shared properties, and most importantly strengthened our ability to nurture, educate and support the growth of Nantucket’s children in meaningful and lasting ways. We have managed to do all of this while maintaining the integrity and spirit each organization’s missions, and expanding the depth, scope, and quality of our programming.

We have a strong and dedicated Board, an experienced, passionate administration, and a gifted, diverse and energetic faculty. Our two combined organizations provide a unique educational experience; catered to mind, body, and spirit. The Nantucket New School encourages academic excellence, respects the pace of childhood, and instills in its students curiosity, creativity, and a life-long love of learning. Strong Wings programming promotes active lifestyles and physical fitness, builds strength, confidence and character, and encourages respect and appreciation for nature. Together we create one institution that provides a diverse and holistic program, which has helped Nantucket’s children discover and realize their full potential for over twenty years.


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Our Board of Trustees

Carol Evens, President
Cecil Barron Jensen, Vice President
Michael Ericksen, Treasurer
Courtney McKechnie, Clerk
Craig Beni
Susan Burbage
Gretchen Cooney
Tish Emerson
Jennifer Hashem
Bill Liddle
Jane Loose
Deborah Pilla
Morgan Raith
Amanda Rapp
Elizabeth Reinemo
David Silva
Sarah Alger, Trustee Emerita
Prentice Claflin, Lifetime Trustee

Contact us in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to learn more about our summer camp programs. Our options are available for children ages 5 through 15 from throughout the country.