About Peck

Head's Welcome

Welcome to this remarkable school.

When we developed the tagline, “Timeless Traditions, Timely Transformations,” a tagline that captured the essence of this school, we had no idea how apt that phrase would prove to be in 2020. 

When we were forced to pivot to distance learning in March amidst an emerging global pandemic, we knew that what was most important was maintaining our connection as a community. We focused on the health and wellbeing of our students, continued skill-building, and found innovative ways for our students to continue thinking critically, problem solving, and participating in their own learning. 

This summer, we stopped at nothing to re-open our campus for in-person learning. While resolving to provide the safest possible environment for our students and faculty, we built a flexible, adaptable program structure that allows teaching and learning to thrive, no matter the setting.   We re-imagined our time-honored traditions so the “what” and the “why” didn’t change, just the “how,” ensuring that what makes the Peck experience unique shines through these challenging times.

Whether in person or online, our program continues to orbit around our mission’s central belief: that, in life, knowledge must be guided by values. In crafting our distance learning program, our adapted in-person program, and our remote learning offering, our approach  to K-8 education ensures that we can uphold our values, nurture our close-knit community, and provide the space for our kids to be kids just a bit little longer—especially now, when the world can seem so heavy. We still have recess. We will still have snow days. Our kids still smile and laugh. 

Despite the masks, despite the plexiglass, and despite the physical distancing, Peck is still Peck. Our masterful teachers keep the curriculum alive. They find teachable moments in everyday actions. They foster an environment of inclusion and lead our students through important dialogue with courage and bravery. They care about our students—and our students know it. 

I invite you to learn more about how our program remains both true to the essence of Peck, and adaptable to the constraints of the new educational landscape. Our admissions office is here to help you explore the possibility of a Peck education for your child in a safe and informative way. 

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,

A Video Message from Andy Delinsky

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  • About Andy Delinsky

    In 2014, The Peck School Board of Trustees unanimously selected Andy Delinsky as the 11th Head of the Peck School after an extensive nationwide search. He brought seventeen years of independent school experience as a teacher and administrator to Peck, having served previously as Assistant Head of School and Upper School Principal at The Bullis School in Potomac, MD.
     
    While at Bullis, Delinsky helped implement a new STEM program, “Beyond the Books,” an initiative to promote student character education and personal development; and an entrepreneurship program that brings real-world small business development to students. His passion for excellence in teaching and experience in implementing 21st century curriculums is evident throughout his long history as an educator and scholar.
     
    Andy earned his Master of Arts in English at the prestigious Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in 2003, following his Bachelor of Arts in English from Franklin & Marshall College in 1997. In 2013, he completed a Master of Science in Leadership at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he was valedictorian of his class. Andy currently is a board member at The Rivers School in Weston, MA.
     
    During the last five years at Peck, Andy oversaw the creation of a new 5-year strategic plan and resulting campus master plan; a $13 million capital campaign resulting in the construction of The Peck Commons building and numerous campus renovations; the creation of Kindergarten, Lower School, and Upper School Idea & Design Labs; and a transformation of the school’s curriculum while maintaining connections to Peck’s traditions and history.