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Responsive Classroom

In order to be successful in and out of school, students need to learn a set of social and emotional competencies—cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self control—and a set of academic competencies—academic mindset, perseverance, learning strategies, and academic behaviors.

Small Classroom Size

GCS offers a 1:7 Teacher/child ratio.

Multi-age Classrooms

Students in a multi-age classroom have an environment with increased similarity of the real world. Grouping students strictly by age does not reflect a naturalistic life-like setting in which people of different ages learn from each other. The benefits of multi-aged classrooms are numerous. Click for more.

Reggio Emilia

A student-centered and constructivist self-guided educational philosophy that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.

The Culture of the Classroom

What happens during the 1st six weeks at GCS

GCS Social Emotional Learning Philosophy

When children feel safe and recognized in the classroom, they can excel academically.