For the past few years, Wheatley has strengthened its relationship with our sister school in Peru. We have had several exchange programs with the students in El Colegio San José de Monterrico, each one being memorable for both the Peruvian and Wheatley students.
On Wednesday morning, 16 Peruvian students (and three adult chaperones) arrived at JFK Airport for a week-long stay with Wheatley families. The Peruvian students were greeted at the airport by their Wheatley host students, and they all returned to Wheatley for a reunion breakfast and a day of activity.
Activities planned during the exchange include a trip to see the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, an evening at Times Square, an overnight trip to Camelback Resort, and (of course) lots of time at Wheatley interacting with students and faculty.
Thanks to Spanish teachers Angel Rivero, Isabel Simoes and our World Language Chair Joan Anderson for all of their work coordinating this exchange.