Our campus and the surrounding natural landscape is our laboratory, enmeshed in and inextricable from our place-based, thematic curriculum.


Our school was built on the premise that our 23-acre campus, and the North Shore at large, would be our curriculum’s primary sources for learning.

Our spiraling themes emerge from our land, ensuring that the essential questions that frame a year’s study in each grade are always tied to our place and provide students with endless opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning. The GUS thematic curriculum is built on the intersection of place-based experiences, academic skill development, and social-emotional learning.

This type of education allows us to develop students who want to know about their world, consider how they impact it, and determine what they can do to make the world a better place.


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We leave it all on the field, yet carry it with us for the rest of our lives.


Our Campus

What you might notice first about GUS is our open campus, with nature trails winding through our 23 acres, or our expansive windows that keep every classroom connected to the outside world. 


After GUS

As proud as we are of what our students accomplish at our school, we are just as proud of who they are and where they go when they leave.