Windsor Mountain School

2023 Reunion in Lenox, Saturday, September 16th, 11am – 5pm

Betsy Ryan has been working hard to pull together a Reunion for this Fall in Lenox! She recently met with the BU Facilities Manager on May 23, 2023 and they have set a date for the 2023 Reunion, Saturday, September 16, 2023, 11 am to 5 pm (Rain Date following Sunday, September 17th). The next step will be to hear from you, get an attendance count as […]

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2022 WMS Zoom Holiday Assembly, Sunday, November 27th @ 7pm EST

As in the last two years we will have our Annual 2022 WMS Zoom Assembly the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Join us and other 60+ alums online. We will start with 5 minutes each for hellos / how your year has been / favorite Windsor story. Next let us remember those who have passed this year, two Davids (Porta & Bean) and others. Finally let’s discuss […]

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2022 The Year of Non-Reunion

After the long Covid two year isolation Betsy Ryan and Myself (Christopher Smith) have been working to renew our Windsor Mountain School (WMS) relationship with Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI). We had hoped to restart the tradition of a yearly September WMS Reunion Picnic in Lenox as we had done 2016 to 2019. As you may know, BUTI began to operate a Music Summer Camp […]

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2021 WMS Reunion in Windsor VT & Holiday Zoom

Birthplace Reunion of Windsor Mountain School! FINAL REPORT: Returned back home in Hatfield MA afternoon of October 3, 2021 having spent a breakfast with those alums staying at the Windsor Mansion Inn, along with others staying nearby. It was similar to the Reunions 2016 – 2019 in Lenox, that tend to be smaller allowing for new friendships and bond[y]ing of the alums blending the span […]

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2020 the missing year …

As the last of WMS grads coast into retirement, the world around us swirls in seeming chaos. We alums have both our Windsor memories and by some miracle the school grounds remain mostly intact and well maintained, although the Smith House was demolished (more on this coming). Sadly an out of control pandemic interrupted our Annual Reunion this year, so let us hope for 2021 […]

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Reunion 2019 Set for September 14th in Lenox

REUNION: Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11 AM – 7 PM. 45 West St, Lenox, MA 01240-2420, United States (Windsor Mountain School campus). Once again our fearless leader, Betsy Ryan, has secured the Windsor campus for September 14th beginning at 11 am and going to 7 pm. Bring a picnic lunch and a comfy lawn chair. $20 per person (Kids Free) to cover a donation to Boston university […]

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AB Taylor, James Sarmuk & Meredith Sirna passing in 2018

It is with great sadness to report that AB Taylor passed away on New Year’s Day after a prolonged illness in California. AB was the adopted son of JB the renown chef of WMS for many years who lived in Pittsfield. He was beloved by alums who knew him from 1967 until he graduated in 1971 as very kind, charismatic and outgoing. He was passionate about […]

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Adjust, but don’t conform

Windsor Mountain began by founders Max and Gertrude (pictured) Bondy as a progressive school in the 1920s in Germany shortly after the end of WWI called Marienau near Hamburg. From the start it was co-educational and focused on the social, emotional and academic preparing children for a full and satisfying life, personally and as part of a community. Had Hitler and the Nazis party not come […]

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