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Posted by Gretchen Forsyth, Assistant Head of School on Monday, October 29, 2018
Written by Assistant Head of School Gretchen Forsyth and shared this morning (October 29, 2018) with GUS upper school students and faculty. A lot happened over the weekend and given this year's school theme of "Civility," I thought it was important to bring our upper school community together and talk. So of course, the Red Sox won the World Series, and that is very exciting, but sadly that’s not what I want to focus on this morning. Over the past few days, people have... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018
Glen Urquhart School will host an exclusive, free screening of the movie "Eighth Grade" on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. From the NY Times review: "In his sharp, smart comedy "Eighth Grade," the director understands that some of the most pronounced extremes of teenage-hood take place in that lonely room known as our heads." Grab your free tickets!  Written and directed by North Shore native Bo Burnham, "Eighth Grade" is the... Read More
Posted by Joanna Murphy Scott on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms will welcome The Mystical Arts of Tibet this November for a week-long residency on campus. Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a mandala sand painting from November 12 to 15. Students, teachers, families, and community members will enjoy the opportunity to learn and participate in this beautiful and painstaking act of art and ritual as the monks share their performance. To date, the lamas have created mandala sand paintings... Read More
Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2018
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms will host their second annual, family-friendly North Shore Nature Fair on Sunday, November 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Hands-on activities and nature-based projects for kids in preschool through middle school and coordinated by GUS educators and partners from across the North Shore, will be situated across our 23-acre campus in Beverly Farms. The GUS campus features a nature trail, woodlands and marsh, an athletic field, and outdoor and... Read More
Posted by Emily Rabinowitz-Buchanan, Preschool Director on Thursday, October 4, 2018
Pre-K got off to a wonderful start this fall, as we welcomed our first class of 16 eager and enthusiastic preschoolers to the GUS campus! Over the first month of school we’ve watched them form friendships and explore their new home away from home, as we begin to establish our Pre-K community. As the children form deeper relationships with each other and the teachers, we see their unique personalities emerging with each passing day. The relationships we are building, in these earliest... Read More
Posted by Gretchen Forsyth, Assistant Head of School and Bre Brandt, School Counselor on Thursday, October 4, 2018
For families who've had a child in kindergarten at Glen Urquhart School, you've probably also heard Sandy Thoms talk about how it’s impossible to provide a "value-free" education. She typically goes on to explain that there are always a few shared values that she and fellow teacher Amy Billings consistently work to instill in their young students. These shared values, the way individuals treat one another, are the foundation of something much larger--civility. This year... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Dear GUS Families, After a fantastic 40+Forward alumni event with some 300 attendees, followed by graduation in early June, only a few weeks passed before SUMMER@GUS day camp, enthusiastically led by Director of Auxiliary Programs, Nancy Hartmann, opened for a busy season and GAIN@GUS, our public-purpose academic summer program, began with 31 scholars. GAIN staff included Director Pam McCoy, faculty member Katie Blynn, and three college-bound alumnae. It was a whirlwind, successful summer... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018
GAIN@GUS “campers” from Beverly and Lynn are going back to school this September with enhanced academic skills and new experiences gathered from across the North Shore. This summer the academic and recreational program at Glen Urquhart School, GAIN@GUS, brought together young scholars, from ages 9-13 for five weeks of fun with friends, language arts and math curriculum, and confidence grown through a supportive environment. Pamela McCoy, the GAIN@GUS Director says, “It has... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 3, 2018
From left: Karianna Brace, Cara Tommasino, Polly Pfau, Courtney Anastasia-Murphy, and Tamara Villalva Garcia. Five experienced educators have newly joined the Glen Urquhart School faculty. Bringing expertise in language arts and literacy, Spanish, early learning, and science, GUS is delighted to welcome such talented individuals to enrich the educational experience of students. Courtney Anastasia-Murphy joins the upper school as a Learning Specialist. She is a graduate of Northfield Mount... Read More
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Glen Urquhart School graduates of the Class of 2018 were awarded their diplomas on June 13 with a commencement ceremony filled with bagpipe playing, processionals, hand-crafted floral “tussie mussies,” choral arrangements, and personal introductions of each graduating student shared by Head of School David Liebmann. GUS Class of 2010 alumni, Hannah Becker and Jacob Fucci, delivered addresses encouraging their younger peers to “be uncomfortable and seek opportunities for... Read More