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Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019
The GUS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Assistant Head of School Gretchen Forsyth will serve as Interim Head beginning on June 12, 2019 and throughout the 2019-2020 school year. She will work in partnership with Head of School David Liebmann, throughout the spring to promote continuity and consistency for students, teachers, and families. "Gretchen is a gifted and energetic leader who inspires students and colleagues with her commitment to learning and understanding... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Have you known Gretchen since her enthusiastic arrival at GUS in 2010? Are you a newer family who isn't as familiar with her passion for education? Get to know Gretchen in our fun, insightful Q+A. From her early years as an eager learner at Shore Country Day School to her most recent experiences in leading student advocacy at GUS, you'll be inspired by her dedication to education. Learn more about Gretchen--her experience, educational philosophy, and vision for Glen Urquhart School'... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019
There is so much to love about Glen Urquhart School… The joy of Pre-K students coming in from exploring outside. Upper schoolers whooping it up as they discover a great patch of sliding ice at recess. Guests taking a spin on the student-built rink at Winterfest or breaking out of an escape room with new friends. A basketball game well played. Practicing telling time with an analog clock in second grade. Singing a new song with third grade classmates in music. Kindergarteners drawing 8s... Read More
Posted by Nancy Hartmann, Director of Auxiliary Programs on Saturday, February 9, 2019
Get ready for summer adventures with Glen Urquhart School's expanded program for campers ages 3 to 13! SUMMER@GUS will offer eight weeks of full and half-day day camp and enrichment programs starting on June 24 and will once again partner with vendors from across the North Shore to enhance the camper experience, welcoming Chess Wizards, Coast-to-Coast Paddle, Empow Studios Tech Camp, Kestrel Educational Adventures, Mini Movers, Seamsters Local, and Taste Buds Kitchen. Watch the SUMMER @GUS... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The Board of Trustees of Glen Urquhart School has announced that it has accepted David Liebmann’s resignation as Head of School, effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year. "We express our gratitude for David’s contributions to our school and community and wish him every success in his future endeavors," said Carl Graves, P'19, '20, President, Board of Trustees. Effective June 12, 2019, Assistant Head of School Gretchen Forsyth will serve as Interim Head of... Read More
Posted by Gretchen Forsyth, Assistant Head of School on Sunday, January 27, 2019
The People, Who Am I?, Where Am I Going? And Where Am I From? These exploratory and essential questions are often forgotten as the thematic base for the upper school curriculum, yet Glen Urquhart School students explore them everyday. Whether discussing relationships, community, and people through their study of The Misfits in sixth grade, contemplating identity in self-reflective "Where I’m From?" poems in seventh grade, or investigating immigration in eighth grade humanities,... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Just weeks before the publication of its inaugural issue, DiversityIS announced the esteemed members of its Editorial Board. This distinct group includes independent school leaders, diversity and inclusion experts, activists, counselors, and more, all dedicated to ensuring that diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity play integral roles in independent schools for all students and employees. Members include: Loris N. Adams, Director of Community and Equity Affairs at... Read More
Posted by Mansawi Sharma P'25 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
A personal story shared by the father of a GUS student during the 41st celebration of Bread Day at GUS. I would like to thank the GUS community for the opportunity to speak today at Bread Day. I want to touch upon three themes today as they relate to bread—Transformation, Community, and Continuity. If you think about it, bread is unique in the transformations that it goes through, in the journey from seed to your plates. These transformations are through the most fundamental of... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Glen Urquhart School program GAIN@GUS was recently honored as one of the grant recipients of the East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. This grant award will help support the mission of GAIN@GUS, to provide an enriching summer academic and recreational program to materially disadvantaged youth from the surrounding communities of Beverly and Lynn. Thank you to East Boston Savings Bank for being a stalwart community partner of area not-for-profit organizations.  ... Read More
Posted by Nancy Hartmann, Director of Auxiliary Programs on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Registration is now open for EXPLORE@GUS After School enrichment sessions—the new winter line-up kicks off January 7! With expanded opportunities, session times, and after care for kids in preschool to grade 8, EXPLORE@GUS has arts, movement, games, adventures, and skills sessions. Register by December 28 to start exploring in the new year. Formerly GUS+, EXPLORE@GUS programs are designed to give children from across the North Shore a supervised setting to explore and grow... Read More