SLIFE students


Prekindergarten - 8th grade classrooms. Sheltered English Immersion (5-8). Sheltered English Immersion Integrated Program (1-2). AIM Program (1-8).

Visit the Winter Hill Community Innovation School website run by Ms. Weaver

School Administration

Please visit for more staff and classroom information.

What makes WHCIS unique?

The Winter Hill Community Innovation School is the Somerville Public School district's only Innovation School, which includes limited self-governance and a deliberate and innovative approach to the student needs. We are home to the K-8 mainstream classes, Grades 6-8 English Language Learners, and Somerville students with special education needs in grades K-8. We are also the only school in the district with a dress code developed by students. WHCIS was the 2017 winner of The Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools at The Boston Foundation. Read how we support our students in the case study about our innovative practicesLearn More about the WHCIS.

School report card

The Winter Hill Community Innovation School regularly reports demographic and student progress data to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This data is used to develop the annual No Child Left Behind progress report card for the WHCIS School. The 2022 Winter Hill School Report Card is available on the DESE website.

Winter Hill Community Innovation School (PK-8)
Principal Courtney Gosselin
115 Sycamore Street
Somerville, MA 02145
To report that your student will be absent, call 617-629-5685
School Hours
8:10am - 2:35pm
Grades K-8
8:45am - 1:45pm
SMILE Preschool
Breakfast in the classroom served every day at the start of the school day.