Why No Grades?

Keeping the Conversation Between Student and Teacher Open


The Strength of Narrative Evaluations

Waring encourages, enables, and affirms each student’s love of learning. We believe that letter grades are dead ends in the cycle of good teaching and learning. At Waring, teachers’ narrative evaluations are just one important facet of a larger, ongoing conversation between the teacher and the student: how can I grow as a student? How might I add more to class discussion in Humanities? What are my strengths and weaknesses in the science lab?

Why No Grades

Waring students explain why "one little letter" can't evaluate their academic journey.


Why Narrative Evaluations are an Advantage during the College Application Process

A parent explains why an academic transcript from Waring forces college admissions officers to put Waring applicants in a separate pile.