A progressive school

Progressive education is about putting children, and their voices, at the center of their learning 


Gordon recognizes that children come into school with important knowledge, understandings, relationships, values, and backgrounds. A progressive curriculum and pedagogy honors students' questions and their experiences. At Gordon, children are not empty vessels to be filled with information. Instead, teachers use what they hear and observe to shape the curriculum.

Gordon builds an authentic sense of curiosity, awe, and wonder in children. They are not simply pursuing learning for an external reward or motivation. They're doing it because they want to understand the world. At age three, Gordon students pose and answer questions they've never seen before. The greatest accomplishment of Gordon's progressive education is that their learning remains relevant, and the fourteen-year-olds are still asking new questions, and finding answers for themselves. 

Learn more at the January Open House

Thursday, January 9th, 9am-11am

See classes in session, meet Division Directors, hear from academic specialists, engage with faculty in small group discussions about curriculum, speak with the Head of School and learn about Family Individualized Tuition

Parents and guardians only, please. RSVP below: