GCDS FIRST The Campaign for Tradition and Innovation

CAMPUS INVESTMENT: UPPER SCHOOL ACADEMICS

The next phase of infrastructure investment on the Upper School campus is essential to meet the needs our our growing school.

This expansion will include the construction of 30 new spaces for learning: 9 new classrooms, 4 team study rooms, a Learning Center, a Writing Center, 12 science-focused labs, prep rooms, and CLabs combining classroom and laboratory spaces.

This investment will provide students with the space and tools for discipline-specific inquiry within the sciences as well as creative, collaborative work across subjects.  

 

Upper School Science Lab
Rendering of UPPER SCHOOL SCIENCE LAB

"At GCDS, we have heart, we are kind, we work hard, and we have a sense of humor. Here, students know that their teachers care about them at a foundational level, which gives them freedom to be their authentic selves and to learn from mistakes: a happy alchemy that allows for deep, transformational learning."- LAUREN WALLER
UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

Waller
Upper School
RENDERING OF FRONT OF UPPER SCHOOL CAMPUS
Upper School Academics

"GCDS is dedicated to deep and joyful learning in an environment where students are known and valued. We promote in our students the ability to think critically in the context of a broad body of knowledge. We help them develop the skills needed for success in college and beyond." 
- CHRIS WINTERS 
HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL

Upper School Campus
RENDERING OF AERIAL VIEW OF UPPER SCHOOL CAMPUS

"My favorite classes are really interactive and engaged, where you work on experiments and learn through trial and error. At GCDS, our teachers have done amazing things and can help you grow an idea or build something based on what you are passionate about." 
- LOLA MANUEL 
GCDS CLASS OF 2023

Academics

 

 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PHASE 1

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To learn more about GCDS FIRST and opportunities to support the school, contact Emily Forbes, Director of Campaigns, or Anabel Pérez Wills, Director of Alumni Relations and Development.