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.
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly has announced the appointment of George T Balich, Ed.D. as president of the board of trustees. Also joining him on the board are Jake Bartlett, senior equity research analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; Tamah French, former parent association representative; Lisa Kent, marketing consultant; Louis Somma, senior counsel at Affiliated Managers Group (AMG); and Kristin Brown, parent association president.
Glen Urquhart School is pleased to announce that Gretchen Forsyth is now acting interim head of school for the 2019-2020 school year. Forsyth takes on the role after nine years at Glen Urquhart School (GUS) and 17 years of administrative experience.
Glen Urquhart School announced it will offer eight weeks of full and half-day day camp and enrichment programs starting on June 24 and it will once again partner with vendors from across the North Shore to enhance the camper experience.
Gretchen Forsyth, will assume the role of interim head of school for the 2019-2020 school year, beginning on June 12, 2019, through July 1, 2020, when a permanent head of school will begin. During this interim period, in partnership with the current administrative team and talented faculty, the role of assistant head of school will be filled internally, expanding the roles and responsibilities of several current faculty members.
Spring is a time of new growth and change, and so it is with GUS. After three years of transformative growth including enrollment increases, the successful launch of the Pre-Kindergarten program, the 40+Forward all-school reunion, new faces among faculty and staff, classroom upgrades, and the building of a new playground, I leave the school in June to Interim Head of School Gretchen Forsyth, who will carry the work forward.
Being known, as an individual and as a student, is essential to academic success at GUS. This is also the most important factor in determining life after GUS. What’s next? For parents, this can be a scary question, but for us, it is a question we love to think about.
“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.”