Responsive Classroom

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. Discover More.

Small Classroom Size

Small Classroom Size

GCS offers a 1:7 Teacher/child ratio. Discover More.

Reggio Amelia

Reggio Emilia

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


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. Discover More.

The Culture of the Classroom

What happens during the 1st six weeks at GCS. Discover More.

Classroom Culture

Emotional Learning

GCS Social Emotional Learning Philosophy

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