We believe in the power of curiosity, making mistakes, asking questions to find solutions, working with others to achieve greatness, and working as individuals for the greater good.
We believe in being yourself, building each other up from the inside out, exploring beyond the classroom walls, and thinking outside the box. We believe that changing the world with ideas starts in pre-k.
“As they look back on their elementary, secondary, and college years, my three children value above all the time at Glen Urquhart when they were encouraged to discover their individual voices, explore the world around them, and apply themselves with diligence.”
— PARENT TO THREE GUS ALUMNI
“They all get the skills, they get the rigor that we expect of them, but the way that they go at it is different. There’s a lot of freedom here to get students moving in the right direction but taking different paths.’’
–GUS Upper School Educator
"It's rare to find a school like GUS that takes such full advantage of the natural and cultural resources in Beverly, Cape Ann, and the wider world of New England. This conscious attention to connecting students with their places helps them become active citizens and preservers of their natural and cultural heritage."
– DAVID SOBEL, place-based education expert
"From the day that I stepped into GUS, I knew that this school was one-of-a-kind. I knew that this was going to be different. I have never known better friends in one place.”
— GUS student
“My child is known, accepted, understood, guided, and nurtured each day. I am continuously impressed by the richness of the curriculum and the depth of meaning embedded in each lesson. My child is being challenged and supported. He is learning and having so much fun each day. We couldn’t hope for more.”