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Encyclopedia > Winchester Thurston School

Winchester Thurston School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shortcut: WP:CSD Current list: Category:Candidates for speedy deletion There are a few, limited, cases where admins can delete Wikipedia pages on sight. Non-admins can ask for an admin to delete such a page, either by listing it on speedy deletions, or by adding either a {{delete}} or... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ...

It has two campuses: a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 City Campus in Shadyside, and since 1988 a suburban, pre-kindergarten through grade five North Hills Campus in Hampton Township, Pennsylvania. The city campus expanded in 2006 with a new upper school building across from the lower school building. Shadyside is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias east city area. ... Hampton Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...

The school was created by a merger in 1935 of the Winchester School (established in 1887) and Thurston School (established in 1902). Originally an all-girls school, it became co-educational in 1991. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

An academy for the performing arts, it offers training in drama, dance, and voice beginning in grade six. Recent plays by the Middle School include Bye, Bye, Birdie!,Barnum ,Annie Get Your Gun, and How to Eat Like a Child. Recent musicals by the High School include Hot Mikado, Pippin, Pirates of Penzance, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Annie Get Your Gun is a stage musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... Hot Mikado can refer to two different but related productions based on Gilbert and Sullivans The Mikado. The first was the 1939 production created by Mike Todd which played at the 1939 New York Worlds Fair using the sets from his earlier touring production of The Mikado. Fifty... Pippin is a stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. ... The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta in two acts. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Broadway theater production promotional poster from 1991. ...

The school offers classes such as Foundations of Language, Asian Studies, Ethics in American Society, Leadership, Robotics, Pop Culture Dance, and MTV Dance at the Middle School; club offerings include Literary Club, Political Discussion Club, Sports Club, Fantasy Sports Club, Art Club, DEAR, Stock Market Club, and more. In the Upper School, clubs include How Things Work, Amnesty International, People of Color, and Becca's Closet, Amnesty International, and more.

Winchester Thurston offers sports such as cross country running, lacrosse, tennis, field hockey, swimming, fencing, basketball, soccer, golfing, and crosscountry. Its mascot is the WT Bear.

Interesting Fact: Winchester Thurston recently became only the third high school in the country to perform the musical comedy Hot Mikado, a swing and jazz update of the classic "Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. In 2006 under the direction of Barbara Holmes, WT received thirteen Gene Kelly Awards nominations for Hot Mikado, and won in three categories: Best Musical, Budget Level I; Best Direction; and Best Costume Design! Mikado is: (jap. ... W. S. Gilbert Sir Arthur Sullivan Librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) collaborated on a series of fourteen comic operas in Victorian England between 1871 and 1896. ... Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

External links

  • The Winchester Thurston School homepage



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