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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017
I am constantly reminded at GUS of the insatiable curiosity with which we are all born. English poet William Wordsworth writes in his “Imitations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood”: “There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream/The earth and every common sight,/To me did seem/Apparell’d in celestial light,/The glory and freshness of a dream.”  After more than 30 years of camp counseling and formal teaching, I am left in wonder myself... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017
Red Cross Blood Drive at Glen Urquhart School Thursday, January 12 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Nance Room + Urquhart Room, Upper School Sign Up: Advance sign up is highly recommended to reduce wait times. To sign up online, go to www.redcrossblood.org  To sign up by phone, call 1-800-733-27677 (1-800-RED-CROSS) Day of the Drive: DONORS CAN SAVE TIME by completing the paperwork they would do onsite, by using the online Rapid Pass Link, redcrossblood.org/RapidPass... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
[video:https://vimeo.com/215714286] Open Classrooms Wednesday, January 11 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   During Open Classrooms parents are invited to drop in and observe lessons and activities in any grade or subject area on a typical morning at GUS. You choose the classrooms you'd like to see, and we help you get there. Tour our 23-acre campus, meet our dedicated teachers, learn about our innovative academic program, and hear more about how to afford an... Read More
Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2017
Anna Cabot ’95 is the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at University of Connecticut School of Law where her students represent refugees who have fled from persecution and are seeking asylum in the United States. As Anna describes her initial post-college plans, she envisioned a very different life, one pursuing theoretical physics as a professor at a liberal arts school in a “cute” college town. In fact, after graduating from... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017
Phillips Exeter Academy had an admissions reception in the Nance room at Glen Urquhart on Tuesday evening. This was the fourth year Exeter has joined with Glen Urquhart to host the event. Ninety-six students and family members came to hear from current Exeter students and members of the admissions team. GUS alum Abbie Benfield '15 was one of the panelists. It was a fantastic night and we look forward to the event's continued success. Learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
[view:gallery=embed_1=1162] Fourth Grade: A, B, Sea Fourth graders began in earnest their yearlong study of the sea when they walked to West Beach on the third day of school to collect specimens at low tide for their classroom saltwater aquarium. The experience is just one shining example of the hands-on, experiential, place-based learning that has been the hallmark of a Glen Urquhart education since the school’s beginning. After students brought their specimens back to the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
[video:https://vimeo.com/215713180] Andrew Smith ’90 visited GUS Monday to share his experiences with students and to pass on some valuable life lessons. Smith, the founder of ATDynamics, invented TrailerTails ©, a device that improves fuel economy by reducing the aerodynamic drag generated at the rear of semi-trailers. He spoke of his travels and adventures in Patagonia and Santiago, Chile, and of his memorable class trips as a GUS student, including Mystic Seaport and hiking... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
[view:gallery=embed_1=1156] “Now is the time to learn an instrument! Music is my passion, and I love to share it with my students,” claims Ray Novack, who has been a musical instructor and band director for as long as Glen Urquhart, founded in 1977, has been a school. Prior to becoming the band director at GUS, Novack was the curriculum coordinator of the music department and the band director at Beverly High School for 35 years. And he’s still going strong! When he left... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016
As part of their study of prehistoric people, Dr. Draper took the sixth graders into the conservation land adjacent to the school to ask whether the stone rows and other structures might be part of a Native American ceremonial stone landscape. These students are standing on a high knob of bedrock which, if the trees were cleared, would have a view of the sea, as well as several other similar bedrock hills nearby. Next week they will go on a field trip to a recently discovered prehistoric solar... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016
This is, indeed, a very busy and joyful time of year. It is a time for giving thanks, sharing meals and gifts, being with family, and demonstrating compassion and kindness. It is also, both at school and at home, a time of increased energy, volume, and excitement. It makes sense that every December, amidst the hustle and bustle, I find myself pausing to give thanks for the faculty at GUS. This past November we had two admission events at which our head of school, David Liebmann, spoke to... Read More

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