People in the Greenbrier community have gathered around Greenbrier Community School in an incredibly powerful way, showing their excitement and support for the future of this school and how they see it will impact the greater community leading into the future, by donating 1.25 million dollars in just 8 short months. We just have $150,000 to raise in order to meet our 1.4 million dollar goal by December 31, 2019.
The new school will offer a modern atmosphere conducive to the educational philosophy of GCS. Centrally located in the greater Greenbrier Valley, the new facility will incorporate separate areas for group learning activities, classrooms, kitchen, lunch room, playground, gardens, as well as specialized classrooms for technology, music, art, foreign language, and library with study space. The new facility will be bright, lively and appointed with amenities necessary for the development of the students into the modern world.
Since 1999, GCS has been a vital element of the Greenbrier Valley by fostering children’s natural curiosity for exploration and helping every student cultivate a love of learning. We respect students as individuals, as learners, and as contributors. By using Best Practices and Responsive Classrooms, we promote personal development, both cognitively and socially while bringing our curriculum to life through direct experience and hands-on projects. Your contribution helps us connect learning to life by teaching skills most needed for success including core academics, leadership, resilience, and collaboration. We are so proud of our alumni, many of whom are working all over the world, attending Ivy League colleges, creating amazing works of performing and visual art, and most importantly all our past and present students are contributing members of society.
In order to accommodate our growing school, the GCS Board of Trustee’s has begun a Capital Campaign to renovate the historic Bolling School tailor-made to meet the needs of the GCS student body and curriculum. A new school building will aid in the continued financial stability and long-term sustainability while allowing the student body to continue to grow for generations to come. The GCS Capital Campaign is an investment in the children of the Greenbrier Valley.
$25 You can supply plants or light bulbs
$50 Create spaces that feel warm and colorful by buying a gallon of paint
$75 Help brighten classrooms with light fixtures
$100 Buy 5 yards of rubber mulch for the playgrounds
$150 Purchase a sink or toilet for the bathrooms
$200 Get a truckload of sand for the sandpit
$250 Help build an outdoor kitchen on the playground or buy lumber for the garden
$500 Keep the students and staff safe with a fire rated door
$750 Buy a panel of fencing for the playground or garden
$1,000 Help tile a bathroom floor
$2,500 Revive the beautiful, original hardwood floors in a classroom
$5,000 You can provide the hardwood cabinets and closets in a classroom
$7,500 Keep the students comfortable by purchasing a HVAC Split System for a classroom
$10,000 Provide power to one story of the building
$15,000 Let there be light! Provide new energy efficient windows to a classroom
$25,000 Give the NIDO students (ages 18 months-36months) an interactive playground
$50,000 Give the GCS elementary students an interactive playground
While we recognize that a building does not make a school, our goal is to offer a facility to enhance the teaching environment for student development. We are producing students who are solving real-world challenges and are comfortable collaborating and communicating with people of all ages. Your support provides critical school choice for our community. Please help ensure a permanent home for GCS to continue to provide an academic environment that fosters students who are participating in our community, and are thinking with creativity and purpose.
Our community needs a school choice that embraces every kind of student. Our children need a school that is able to focus on individual learning in order to meet the academic, emotional and social needs of all students so they are able to thrive. We credit our growth and success to achieving that, and look forward to continuing to serve our community as a safe place that inspires every student to discover who they are, and who they want to be.