Events for families who are considering Gordon

Have you taken the first step? Get your login, password, and admissions checklist at www.gordonschool.org/inquire

Space for these events is limited. Please sign up well in advance. 

Get to know you Mondays
Mondays from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
It takes a village to raise a child. Meet members of Gordon's Leadership Team and faculty, put faces to the names, and hear how Gordon partners with families to build a school community. Hosted by Admissions Director Veronica Jutras.
To register, click on the link below:
February 8th

Race in the USA
Part II: Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm 
The first installment of this public event was a huge success! Race in the USA, led by eighth grade humanities teacher Luke Anderson is part of our ongoing parent dialogue series, Antiracist Practice and Pedagogy. Mr. Anderson is the leader of the eighth grade Civil Rights Trip, and he discusses the history of race in the United States as taught in his classroom. You can join the second installment of the conversation by clicking below.
Learn more about the entire series

Ask the graduates
Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Have questions about the student experience? Hear about it directly from the experts! Members of the class of 2020 will be hosting these question and answer sessions for parents and prospective students on Wednesdays throughout the fall.
January 27th

Classroom roundtables 
Thursday, January 21st
Didn't make the November event, or still have questions? It's not too late. Learn about teaching, pedagogy, and Gordon’s multicultural curriculum from teachers and division directors. Bring your questions and wonderings.
To register, click on the session you would like to attend:
Nursery to Kindergarten: 5:45pm to 6:30pm
first to fourth grade: 6:30pm to 7:15pm
fifth to eighth grade: 7:15pm to 8:00pm

Finding Common Ground - a discussion for parents of students of color
Wednesday, January 27th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join Gordon faculty, parents and alumni for conversation and Q&A about how students of color and their families are supported in the Gordon community. Facilitated by the parent leaders of Parents of Students of Color Angela Tucker Alston and Besenia Rodriguez.
Register here

Coffees with Claire

Coffees with Claire is an ongoing series of talks with various members of the Gordon community curated by Claire Phipps, Gordon’s Chief Advancement and Experience Officer. Coffees with Claire is an opportunity to highlight voices in the Gordon community with unique expertise and experiences to share. Previous coffees have included historians, nonprofit professionals, educators and entrepreneurs, and are archived below.

Coming next:


Head of School Dr. Noni Thomas López in conversation with
Honorable John James McConnell Jr. Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for Rhode Island
Friday, January 22nd, 8:45am, open to all
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6179800446?pwd=MFJyQS9lQ28wbnhnK0Q2Yml3S2swQT09

The Honorable John James McConnell Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for Rhode Island will join Head of School Dr. Noni Thomas López to discuss leadership, the national and local justice system and where we are in history today.  

Chief Judge McConnell was nominated to his current position by Barack Obama in 2011, after nearly thirty years in private practice that included work seeking justice for victims of lead paint poisoning and other cases that have had historic impacts on the people of Rhode Island.

The parent of three Gordon alumni, Chief Judge McConnell continues to volunteer with the seventh grade team, working with students during their study of the judiciary branch of the US government.

The conversation is free and open to the public, with opportunities for questions from the audience. Invite a friend with the tweet or the Facebook event 

Faces in the Hallway


Would you like to meet some of the dedicated faculty and staff who make the Gordon School such a special place? You can check out our new video series, Faces in the Hallway, here.

In case you missed it

The November conversation with Dr. Howard Stevenson is online at www.gordonschool.org/parentdialogues along with recordings of other events in this year's series of parent dialogues. This year, Gordon's parent dialogue series focuses on antiracist education, and many of the events are open to the public.

Recent roundtable discussions

We recently hosted two engaging roundtable discussions about our curriculum and community:

The arts are for everyone
Arts faculty discussed how music, dance, theater, and visual art are an essential part of a Gordon education at every grade level.

For families that identify as LGBTQ+
Members of our faculty and leadership shared the ways in which Gordon affirms identity and supports all families.

If you'd like more information about these topics, please contact us at admissions@gordonschool.org.

Virtual Open House

Please check out the recording of our fall Open House and get to meet some of our amazing students, parents, faculty and leadership!

 
Completed applications are due on January 22, 2021. Be sure to review your admissions checklist.