Our favorite techniques that help us maintain our commitment to be on the forefront of progressive ideas that produce the best education and learning environments.
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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.
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.
A very different and innovative approach to early childhood education.
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.
Support Our Mission to Educate the Future Creators, Builders and Leaders of West Virginia.
Our school community is a place of collaboration, trust and civility. We are a community of learners with classes from 18 months to 5th grade. Our pedagogy is innovative, our values are grounded in time honored tradition with a commitment to be on the forefront of the progressive ideas that produce the best education and learning environments.