Fun, together, outdoors: Gordon's most enduring tradition
The Civil Rights Trip
Since 2002, the eighth grade has traveled to Georgia and Alabama to conclude their study of the Civil Rights Movement. They visit historical sites, but it is the people they meet that have the biggest impact; students spend time with veterans of the 1950s and 1960s efforts, and meet community activists working for change in the present day.
Summer at Gordon
Our nurturing and compassionate staff are ready to engage your child, encouraging them to venture safely outside their comfort zone this summer as they create new memories, forge friendships and explore Gordon’s twelve-acre campus.
The outdoor classroom
Gordon was founded in 1910 by pediatrician Dr. Helen West Cooke as an Open Air School. Windows were kept open year round to encourage good health, clear thinking and a strong relationship to nature. This connection to nature remains an essential part of the Gordon experience today.
The default language at Gordon should affirm each and every member of the community. In order to do this, people must recognize that they don’t know everything
about the people they meet, that the way people identify can shift over time, and that language needs to adjust accordingly.
Gordon’s inclusive mission and community spirit allow students stretch themselves and test their own boundaries in new and often public ways. These moments happen every day, from challenging classroom conversations and deeply felt writing projects to the open mics, athletics fields, and service projects that fill the Middle School calendar.
Gordon’s tuition system has equity and inclusion at its core. Launched in 2018, Gordon's Family Individualized Tuition completely rebuilds the financial relationship between a school and its families, making the process of paying tuition simpler, more transparent, more equitable and more predictable.
The Gordon community
Gordon‘s strength lies in its community: the families and professionals who are drawn to its mission, and the graduates whose live out that mission every day. Get a sample of their stories here.
Alumni of color returned to campus to reflect on their experience and talk about leadership in high school
Natasha Connolly '20
Gordon alumni is the Rhode Island Youth Poetry Ambassador and will be representing Rhode Island at the nation Poetry Out Loud competition.
Their best shots
A gallery of Gordon athletes
The Gordon community
Gordon’s strength lies in its community: the families and professionals who are drawn to its mission, and the graduates whose live out that mission every day. Read their stories here.
Gordon names in the spotlight
A running list of students, parents, alumni and family making news everywhere they go.
Welcoming Gordon's new Middle School Director
Becoming part of the story
Corduroy the bear helps Preschoolers lay the foundation for conversations about identity and family, similarity and difference
Dr. Noni Thomas López
Gordon’s Head of School on cultivating courage and compassion at a progressive school.
The true spirit of joyous work
Exuberant learning at Middle School Day of Silence and Noise
A look inside
Fifth grade share their wire circuses with the school
Poets, podcasters, gymnasts, mathletes, leaders, musicians and more