A celebration of math and patience in Gordon's younger grades
Beloved Community Day
For the past ten years, Gordon has set aside a day between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and February's Black History Month to celebrate King's legacy and his vision for a beloved community.
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.
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.
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
Caregivers help make a literacy lesson complete
Bringing out their best
The Young Kindergarten meal of gratitude
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
Welcoming Gordon's new Middle School Director
From ocean bed to garden bed
Third grade brings seaweed into the gardens
Dr. Noni Thomas López
Gordon’s Head of School on cultivating courage and compassion at a progressive school.
A small act of kindness
Kindergarten works together to cross Gordon’s stream
Spanish Immersion Day celebrates Gordon's commitment to Spanish instruction
Eighth grade Spanish plays with identity and with verb tense