Seymour Hall is the academic hub of campus. In 2018, thanks to the generosity of the WRA community and after a full century of welcoming students through its doors, Seymour Hall was exquisitely restored and renovated to bring it into the 21st century.
Each school day, students and faculty walk through the esteemed halls, take a seat inside 29 innovative classrooms and make new memories inside an adored building that sits at the heart of Brick Row.
Seymour Hall has three floors, united by a beloved center staircase, which was untouched during renovation and retains features like grooved steps from more than a century of student traffic! Mathematics is on Seymour's first floor, Modern & Classical Languages on the second, and English and History on the Third Floor (the sciences are in Wilson Hall, next to Seymour).
Energy efficiency underlies Seymour Hall, quite literally, with geothermal wells heating and cooling the building. And with over 4,600 window panes, natural light and energy abound every corner of this sensational building.
Associate Head of School Dr. Nicholas Kent -- whose office is on the second floor of Seymour Hall — starts his days holding open the doors for students as they arrive to school before first period.
“Come rain or shine, most mornings I try to be out there! Greeting everyone as they enter Seymour is not just an exciting way to start the day, but it also allows me to take the temperature of the community by talking to students, teachers and counselors. It's an easy thing for me to do to stay in touch with so many people. I love being there.”