For families of Gordon students

Summer at Gordon
Seven weeks of fun for all ages at

Signing up for the public bus
The first deadline is July 31st. Rhode Island cities and towns provide free transportation to Gordon students. Learn more at

Required forms
Nurse Hoey needs up-to-date health forms for every student before school begins. Learn more at

Middle School soccer clinic
No obligation, open to all Middle School students who want to come together to do something they enjoy in a place they love. Register at

Gordon for beginners
The school song! The calendar! Getting dressed! Tips and facts for newly enrolled families (and those who could use a refresher) at

Parent login
Update your contact information, access the parent directory and download progress reports at

Summer learning

For children, summer can mean two and half months away from the structure of the school day, and extra time for play with family and friends. 

Summer is also the time for students to maintain and strengthen academic skills so that they return to school in September ready to fully engage in the classroom. 

Gordon provides several resources to support learning during the summer. Gordon's child by child approach to supporting students means there is a menu of options to meet them where they are academically.

Summer camps
Gordon's day camps are grounded in the school's mission, and staffed by faculty and alumni who understand Gordon's tradition of joyful learning. From the outdoor nature explorations happening among the youngest campers, to the imaginative writing and teambuilding of the Middle School creative arts programs, Summer at Gordon keeps children learning every day, all summer long. Learn more at

Gordon built a substantial library of readaloud videos when learning was online in the spring of 2020, and those stories - and those Gordon faculty - are still available for your young child to connect with. They are at - enter the password readalouds and explore!

Summer math and reading
Starting in the first grade, all students receive work designed to keep young minds active during the summer break. Curated reading lists for each grade are assembled by Frances Martindale and math activities are provided by faculty. This work can be downloaded using the links to the right (on a PC) or below (on a phone or tablet). Email Mr Griffin at to have printouts of the work mailed to you. 

Gordon holds academic clinics on campus each summer. Beginning in the spring, faculty recommend these clinics for students who may need additional support before the school year begins. The clinics take place at the end of August.

Adults are learning, too
Faculty and twelve-month staff are on campus all summer, collaborating on plans and preparations for next year. Gordon also hosts meetings, retreats and workshops each summer, too; this year, educators from across New England are coming to the inaugural Institute for New Teachers of Color in Independent Schools.

Lower School summer work

The Lower School reading booklet is online, featuring dozens of drawings by Gordon's second grade.
Students entering first grade
math and reading practice
Students entering second grade
math and reading practice
Students entering third grade
math and reading practice
Students entering fourth grade
math and reading practice

Middle School summer work

Your Middle School student has work to do before the first day of school.
There is written math homework for fifth through eighth, and a reading log that must be filled out as part of the Middle School summer reading list.
Students entering fifth grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
Students entering sixth grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
Students entering seventh grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list
Students entering eighth grade
math practice
Middle School summer reading list