If you have any questions about how to support Gordon's work, please don't hesitate to reach out to:
Claire S Phipps
Chief Advancement and Experience Officer
Support for the fund comes from current families, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and friends.
Gordon prides itself on building a diverse community and our families represent a broad range of economic circumstances. While giving is voluntary, a gift to the Gordon Fund appropriate to your family’s means always makes a difference.
Join our effort this year to ensure Gordon’s talented professionals and students have all the tools they need to explore, innovate and learn.
Opportunities for investment in the 2019-2020 academic year are:
Educating modern learners
From STEAM and robotics to Spanish and the humanities, Gordon’s dynamic academic program prepares students to think critically and act courageously. Opportunities for play, inquiry, and real-world application result in graduates who love learning and are driven by a fierce desire to make a difference in the world.
Sustainability in Action
Teaching, learning, and practicing the habits of environmental stewardship are essential parts of Gordon’s history, and key ingredients in Gordon's effort to stimulate in students a drive for positive societal impact. Gordon does this work through classroom instruction and a hands-on approach to learning, but also through schoolwide efforts like energy-efficient facilities upgrades and the thoughtful maintenance of its ponds, gardens, and fields.
Gordon is not just a school, it’s a community for families. This school carefully cultivates a suite of opportunities for parents and caregivers to learn alongside their children and build relationships with one another. This happens at large events like WaterFire and parent education nights, but also through daily connections at grade potlucks, Ages and Stages conversations, and informal moments in the Commons and on the playground.
Library and literacy
Gordon takes pride in the fact that every reader can see themselves reflected in the collection offered in the Joukowsky Family library, and every writer is challenged to discover their own voice while exploring its diverse resources.
Visual and performing arts
Music, dance, theater and visual arts spark curiosity, creativity and self-expression on a daily basis at Gordon, and the benefits and impact of arts education is visible in student work, but also in students' increased confidence in and out of the classroom.
Gordon’s competitive athletics program begins in the fifth grade and includes twenty teams in seven sports, all of which promote good sportsmanship, school pride and healthy competition. As with everything else at Gordon, there's an emphasis on helping everyone contribute to their best of their abilities, while challenging each student to develop new skills and passions.