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Courageous learners. Compassionate leaders.

Child by child, the Gordon School community cultivates successful students by inspiring joyful learning, encouraging intellectual leadership, fostering an empathic spirit and stimulating a drive for positive societal impact.

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.

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Summer at Gordon

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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.

EXPERIENCE GORDON OUTDOORS

Words matter

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.

INCLUSIVITY AT GORDON

Confident risk-taking

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.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AT GORDON

Tuition reimagined

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.

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343

total enrollment

35%

faculty of color

12

acre campus

6:1

student to teacher ratio

43%

students of color

3

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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.

I want to be famous

I want to be famous to the kids in Early Childhood: a seventh grader on the important kinds of fame

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Small moments

Caregivers help make a literacy lesson complete

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Bringing out their best

The Young Kindergarten meal of gratitude

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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.

 

Myles Craddock ’20

National honor for Gordon graduate

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Matthew Boyd

Welcoming Gordon's new Middle School Director

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From ocean bed to garden bed

Third grade brings seaweed into the gardens

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Dr. Noni Thomas López

Gordon’s Head of School on cultivating courage and compassion at a progressive school.

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A small act of kindness

Kindergarten works together to cross Gordon’s stream

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Explore the most recent events, celebrations, and experiences that are the center of daily life at Gordon School.

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