Recent News Items
September 24, 2021 Dear families of new students, As you may know, the social-emotional learning curriculum at the high school is delivered mainly through health classes. The curriculum is rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills. Our teachers and...
September 10, 2021 Dear families of new students,This morning we had our traditional Trojan Kickoff event outdoors – we enjoyed the beautiful weather and had our school spirit on full display! Check out some photos on our Instagram page @weston_high_school_ct.This...
September 3, 2021 Dear families of new students, I hope that your children had a wonderful first week at Weston High School! I am so happy to see these halls once again filled with the energy and enthusiasm students bring with them every day. Whether your child is...
Principal's Welcome Message
Dear Students, Staff and Parents
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!
Since its founding in 1968, Weston High School has established itself as a beacon in the community with a tradition of excellence. Our staff works collaboratively to realize our mission – to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspired learners prepared to contribute to a global society.
Empowering students means not only advancing their academic skills, but also refining their social emotional awareness and supporting their developing creativity and innovation. As such, we offer comprehensive curricular and co-curricular programs designed to challenge students to achieve their fullest potential.
I am proud to assume the leadership of such a vibrant learning community, and I am fortunate to be able to work with eager students, passionate educators, and supportive families as we build upon the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of Weston High School.
I wish you a wonderful school year!
Mr. Matthew Filip
Matt Filip joined Weston High School in the summer of 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science and Business from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Education Degree in Teaching and Learning from DePaul University. He completed his preparation for administrative certification at Sacred Heart University.
Before coming to Weston, Mr. Filip served as the Science Department Chair at Amity High School in Woodbridge. Previous to that , he taught at Staples High School in Westport, Middlebrook School in Wilton, and Harris City Academy Crystal Palace in London, England.
Mr. Filip can be reached via email at email@example.com
Ms. Christine Cincotta
Ms. Cincotta joined the WHS administrative team in 2021. She began her career at WHS as a teacher of English in 2006 and also served as the 6-12 Curriculum Instructional Leader for English for eight years. Prior to coming to WHS, Ms. Cincotta taught at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.
Ms. Cincotta received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Stonehill College and her Master of Arts in English from Southern CT State University. She holds her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University, where she was the recipient of the Isabelle Farrington School of Education Dean’s Leadership Award.
Ms. Cincotta can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHS is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problems-solvers, effective communicators, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.
Core Values & Beliefs
Weston High School is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.
We believe that effective teachers:
- Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving and application of classroom learning to real-life situations;
- Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;
- Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to
- Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
- Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student
performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.
We believe that successful students:
- Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual and aural medium
through comprehension, interpretation and evaluation;
- Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems;
- Pose questions, examine possibilities and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.
Our Social and Civic Expectations are:
- Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness;
- Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner.
Main Office – Administration & Support Staff
The main office at Weston High School is where you’ll find the offices of Interim Principal Juliane Givoni, Assistant Principal Matthew Filip and Interim Assistant Principal Christine Cincotta. The support staff are Monica Zarba, Assistant to the Principal, and Kellee Boccanfusco, Main Office Secretary & Attendance Clerk.
To Report a Student’s Absence – (203) 221-6501
Please notify the school between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Interim Assistant Principal
Phyllis (PJ) Mickle
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors will be limited during the 2021-22 school year, based on COVID-19 guidelines set at the district level and based on available public health data.
Assistant to the Principal
Main Office Secretary & Attendance Clerk
(203) 221-6501 Attendance Line
(203) 221-6500, Option 2
School Forms and Information
- Academics – Program of Study & Graduation Requirements 2022-23
- WHS Open Campus Permission Form 2021-2022
- Student Assistance Team Referral Form
- Free and Reduced School Lunch Applications
- Health and Medication Permission Forms
- Referral to Special Education Form
- Bullying Reporting Form
- Communication Protocol 2021-2022
- Class Dues
- Student Handbook 2021-2022