Upper School Student Life

The GCDS Upper School is a community where every student is known, valued, and included. A drive for innovation and the importance of meaningful traditions are the threads that unite our community. Upper School learners develop the social and cultural literacies to collaborate in a complex, diverse world. In partnership with a dedicated faculty, students take the lead in building affinity groups, clubs, and student events to cultivate a vibrant, inclusive, and joyful school.

The Office of Student Life is headed by the Dean of Student Life and grade-level deans, who champion a positive environment that nurtures students in support of the GCDS mission. The Office of Student Life has the responsibility for the well-being of the student body. It is the place where students may ask questions about any aspect of school life, seek advice, and receive individual attention and support. 

The Student Life team encourages students to engage with their passions outside of the classroom through school sponsored events. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do, and our students are encouraged to work together to honor traditions that unite everyone, from nursery to grade 12.

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