SLIFE students


Visit the City of Somerville WHCIS webpage to find practical information about the two WHCIS temporary facilities and the student experience at those sites, as well as building updates and plans.

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

School Administration

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 PK-8 mainstream classes, Grades 6-8 English Language Learners, and Somerville students with special education needs in grades K-8. 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 practices.

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 2023 Winter Hill School Report Card is available on the DESE website.

Winter Hill Community Innovation School (PK-8)
Principal Courtney Gosselin
Edgerly, 8 Bonair St. (Gr 1-8) / Capuano, 150 Glen St. (PK-K)
Somerville, MA 02145
To report that your student will be absent, call 774-613-0616
School Hours
8:10am - 2:35pm
Grades 1-8 (at Edgerly)
8:25am - 2:50pm
Kindergarten (at Capuano)
8:45am - 1:45pm
Prekindergarten (at Capuano)