As a school, it is our mission to keep curiosity alive.

Curiosity is what makes people reach beyond what is expected, what is ordinary, and what is comfortable to make themselves smarter, happier, more involved, and more interesting. At Glen Urquhart School, we work to feed and sustain that nascent joy and curiosity to frame authentic learning from pre-K to eighth grade.


At GUS, we encourage children to:

Explore intellect + develop imagination
Pose questions often + devise solutions
Speak individually, yet work collaboratively
Discover the best within themselves
Respect all people and value their differences
Act responsibly in our community + the world

Our Philosophy

Children thrive in a nurturing environment where their ideas, feelings and thoughts are valued. Children learn best when a curriculum extends the boundaries of their intellects and encourages them to achieve their personal best. Children find joy in learning when a curriculum is intellectually challenging, developmentally appropriate, integrated among subject areas, engaging of all their senses, and inclusive of resources beyond the school’s walls. Learn about social emotional learning at GUS.

Experiential learning, thematic study, small group instruction, and integration of the arts in the academic disciplines expand the child’s knowledge base and lead to a greater depth of understanding. Learning to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, solve problems creatively and act responsibly are essential parts of the curriculum. The curriculum is enhanced by a campus designed to celebrate artistic expression, promote environmental awareness and appreciate and preserve the natural environment. Learn about our approach to academics.

Children are enriched in a community that includes people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities. Community service encourages lifelong attitudes and actions that promote good citizenship. Teachers are role models whose wisdom, skills and caring facilitate learning and help children develop diligence, confidence, morality, courage, humor and imagination. Parents, teachers and children work together to build the positive community values of respect, kindness, empathy, acceptance, and personal integrity. Read about diversity, equity, and inclusion at GUS.