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Admission Open House

Saturday, November 4th, 10am–1pm

At the annual Admission Open House, families can discover how Gordon stimulates a child's innate curiosity and empowers them to think, question, lead and collaborate confidently in the evolving world we live in.
   
The morning begins at 10am, with an introduction from the Head of School, and performances by Gordon students. Then, all classrooms are open, with parents and students ready to give tours and teachers who are there to talk about their work.
 
Families can also learn about FIT: Family Individualized Tuition, where families pay a customized tuition based on their individual circumstances.
 
There is no RSVP necessary, but all are invited to join the "Considering Gordon for your Child?" email list.
 
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The day's schedule

10:00
Welcome by Admission Director Sarah Turner and Head of School Ralph Wales, with an introduction to the academic administrators Kim Ridley, Lynn Bowman, Maryanne Pieri and Maureen Kelly, and a performance by the G-Notes, Gordon’s Middle School a cappella group
 
10:20
Tours begin Learn about Gordon’s curriculum and program with guided tours from parents and students. All teachers are available in classrooms to answer your questions.

11:00 and 11:45
Classroom presentations
Select two presentations to attend: one at 11:00 and one at 11:45. 

Reading acquisition 
with Julie Parsons, Kindergarten, and Amy Lupica, first grade 
Early Childhood, Parsons’s classroom

Writing acquisition 
with Emily Abedon, third grade, and Rebecca Zakin, fourth grade
Lower School, Abedon’s classroom

Math in Focus and math differentiation 
with math specialist Eric Kravitz, Greg Carson, fifth grade, Cendhi Arias, second grade, and an eighth grade student
Lower School, Math Lab 

Executive functioning, growth mindset and goal setting 
with Lower School literacy specialist Minna Ham and Lee MacGregor, Middle School learning support
Lower School, Literacy Lab

Social and emotional development and achievement in Kindergarten to eighth grade 
with Veronica Jutras, health and wellness, and Kate Mercurio, second grade
Middle School, Jutras’s classroom

Cultivating leaders in a nursery to eighth grade school 
with Gabe Burnstein, eighth grade, and eighth grade student speakers
Middle School, Burnstein’s classroom

In the Commons
Throughout the day, families may schedule their individual parent and student visits with a member of the admission office, ask questions about Gordon or the admission process, find out more information about Family Individualized Tuition (FIT), and talk casually with current parents and students. 
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