Jack Gould ’11, a current Middlebury College All-American lacrosse player, says that he developed his love of athletics and learning during his time at Glen Urquhart. “I had only played lacrosse for maybe one or two years before coming to GUS, but being able to play at Glen Urquhart definitely helped me grow as a player and as a person. Athletics overall at GUS had a huge impact on my life, as well my overall school experience. It prepared me for prep school life and instilled... Read More
Glen Urquhart Latin teacher Cori Russo is co-presenting at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. This is an international event bringing together more than 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and... Read More
All schools tout their pursuit of academic excellence, and as head of GUS, my top priority is ensuring that we “develop a sustainable process to evaluate, review, and revise our educational program.” That recommendation emerged from the visit by our reaccreditation team in spring 2016, prior to my arrival. It would have been at the top of my to-do list regardless.
GUS is serious about continuously working through a process to ensure academic excellence. That task... Read More
The 2016 presidential campaign has definitely sparked the curiosity of GUS eighth graders. There are 33 students in the class. At humanities teacher Jeffrey Bartsch’s request, every single one of them watched the first debate. The next day, Bartsch found that “each student had a probing question or an astute observation to share. The students became fascinated with the process, and they have continued to be both aware of and captivated by the whole spectacle.” According to... Read More
Wolves, witches, a hot air balloon, and an upper school advisory group dressed as the game of Tetris marched to "When the Saints Go Marching In," played by the GUS band, in our annual Halloween parade this year.
Ahead of its time, Glen Urquhart's academic program is founded on an experiential, place-based philosophy that integrates all subjects and creates opportunities for students to be seekers and leaders in their pursuit of knowledge. At GUS, the path our students take is different. It involves high expectations and deep layers of connection where students apply their understanding in imaginative, complex, and powerful ways. Our hands-on approach to... Read More
As part of the service learning program at Glen Urquhart, eighth graders spent Tuesday morning working with The Food Project.
The Food Project partnered with Glen Urquhart School in 1991 to use half of GUS's newly renovated, 7,000-square-foot greenhouse. The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. GUS middle school students participate in the Food Project’s Community Supported... Read More
At the center of GUS’s strong and challenging academic program is the student—and the excitement of discovery. Our experiential, place-based approach to the academic curriculum—employing field trips, lively debate, cross-curricular connections, and theme-based projects—encourages our students to remain learners for a lifetime. Over the course of their time at GUS, students participate in over 50 adventures. This past Saturday, our students... Read More
In fifth grade theme class (science and social studies), students headed out to the greenhouse on Friday. Surrounded by glass windows from ground to sky, students discussed time in terms of the rotations of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. Fifth grade is studying geologic time and the history of the land. As part of this study, they also recently created a large geologic timeline on the playing field to demonstrate how humans have not been on the Earth for a very long time relative to... Read More