Weekly Parent Email – July 22, 2022

July 22, 2022

Hello to all the wonderful families of Williamsburg Academy!

It is a great honor to be asked to fill the role of Headmaster. When I first met a few Williamsburg mentors on top of Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, in 2017, little did I know how that chance meeting would shape my life. I continue to be grateful for my association with the most amazing teens, both in class as a Leadership Mentor, and through the many activities we offer through the school.  

From the beginning, I loved how Williamsburg facilitated the ability for students and mentors to connect with each other in a way that I had never experienced before. I really connect with the understanding that the mentor is not the source of “all” knowledge, but a guide and support for students to seek answers for themselves and to be empowered in that journey. 

Personally, I have had some of the most amazing experiences of learning and growth because of the insights and experiences of my students. 

As I begin this new role, I am similarly focused on connecting with parents and families of Williamsburg students. What do you love about Williamsburg? What suggestions do you have for improvement? It is only through this feedback that we can continue to provide the best experience for you and your children. 

I look forward to personally meeting with many of you and hearing your experiences. I welcome anyone to reach out through email to ross@williamsburglearning.com if you have insights, questions, or suggestions. Together we can continue to make Williamsburg Academy one of the best parts of your students’ teenage years.


Ross Gilbert 

Headmaster, Williamsburg Academy



Online Parent and Student Orientation: Our live-online orientation will be on August 9 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM MT. WA’s Director of Academics, Rob Noorda, will lead the session, and it’ll be a great way to kick off the year ahead! You will receive a link via email to join orientation in Zoom.


Upcoming Events

August 9: Online New Parent and Student Orientation – 6:00 PM-7:00 PM MT

August 15: WA First Day of Classes