Academic Resources

The Gregory School offers a number of services and programs designed to support students’ academic and intellectual engagement and to help them take full advantage of the curriculum and available campus resources. 

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The Gregory School Library

The Gregory School Library serves both the Middle and Upper School. Offering a comfortable and pleasant space suitable for study, reading, group meetings and classroom instruction, the library serves as a gathering place and is an important part of The Gregory School community.

The library's growing collection of resources, including online databases, multimedia items and carefully selected print materials, supports the mission and philosophy of The Gregory School. We subscribe to several valuable online databases to support the research needs of our students and faculty. Daily, weekly and monthly periodicals are available in the library, as well as print books that are selected to support the scholarship needs of our community while also promoting a lifelong love of reading and learning. Our library is a reader's paradise with over 14,000 print and digital holdings ranging from the latest popular young adult fiction to nonfiction texts to detailed, subject-specific online encyclopedias.

With an emphasis on information literacy and technology, the library also works to teach students an understanding of technology while developing necessary research skills to navigate the growing wealth of information resources today. Our librarians work hard, spending time teaching students not just how to search for information, but to think critically about their questions, methods and tools of inquiry.

Community Service

Giving back to one’s community through community service is an integral component of The Gregory School education. The goal is to introduce students to the rich possibilities of volunteering and to encourage them to make volunteering a normal and regular activity. Students are able to choose where and how they want to engage in community service. This program encourages self-direction and the development of personal interests, as well as instilling the value of service. One hundred percent of The Gregory School students participate in community service activities locally, regionally, and internationally.

Students may volunteer with a non-profit or for-profit organization, voter registration and political campaigns, a faith-based institution where your service does not include teaching or promoting one faith (examples: serving food, fundraising, volunteering at facility), community service projects organized and supervised by The Gregory School faculty and/or staff, and service-learning projects including training and preparation time. Students may also organize community service projects with approval from The Gregory School Community Service Coordinator.

Thank you for volunteering in your community. Please keep track of your volunteer hours by using the form below.

Technology Resources

We consider technology to be one of the essential components in preparing our students for higher education and for life. At The Gregory School, we ensure that technology is used to enhance curriculum, with the most important goal being to improve student learning. Faculty and students have access to networked information systems extending the reach of the classroom to the school, to the country, and to the world. Our faculty has extensive training in integrating laptops into every classroom. Our approach is not one of students' using laptops for note taking during lectures. Instead we promote the development of 21st century skills with online tools, and with students exhibiting their learning with digital presentations and publications. 

Technical specifications
It is our expectation that most laptop computers purchased in the last four years will most likely meet school requirements. For lower grades we suggest Chromebooks. For example, we use this older model in some Middle School labs.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
Wireless capability
Video (web cam) and audio-in (microphone) capability
USB and display connector
All bands are supported

Software Requirements
Fully functional and standards compliant browser
Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection Software such as free Microsoft Security Essentials, ClamXav (Mac), Sophos (Mac), Immunet Protect Antivirus

Student Counseling

Our school counselor offers a variety of personal and confidential services to help support student social and emotional needs. We value and respect the privacy and diversity of each campus community member and endeavor to help students feel confident in making informed decisions that will enhance the quality of their lives. Our counselor is on campus throughout the school day and has a friendly and relaxing counseling center where students can drop in or make an appointment.

The Writing Center

Modeled after those found on many college campuses, The Gregory School Writing Center is a dedicated space that assists students in all phases of the writing process. Our student editors apply and interview for their positions and are highly trained and closely supervised by a dedicated faculty member.

MIT FabLab

The Gregory School's Fab Lab is the first and only school-based member of the MIT Fab Lab network in Arizona.

As a member of the MIT Fab Lab Network, our lab is not simply a facility for prototyping and 3D printing. We are part of a much larger community that collaborates beyond international borders, sharing knowledge, designs, and experiences. Someone making a project in New York should be able to send us the files and have the item created, fairly easily, in our science building at The Gregory School.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Organizations are important part of The Gregory School campus life. They connect students, create community and shape future leaders. The Gregory School brings together student organizations, student leaders and student volunteers under one mission; making our campus a better community. Student organizations and clubs allow students to enrich their academic and social experience at The Gregory School.

Board Games Club

Middle School

Middle School students in the board games club have the opportunity to meet new friends, have fun and relax after a hard day's work.

Chess Club

Middle School

At the Chess Club we strive to promote the expansion of scholastic chess in order to academically challenge youth in a fun and engaging manner, enabling them to do better in the classroom and participate more fully in after school and community events. As the players become proficient, they participate in local and community tournaments. The Gregory School often hosts Southern Arizona Chess Association tournaments on our campus.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Middle School
The Dungeons and Dragons Club is for any Middle School students who are interested in playing or learning about Dungeons and Dragons.

Fantasy Football Club

Upper School
The Gregory School Fantasy Football Club brings students together to hone their negotiation skills, increase their understanding of statistics, manage risk, and develop long-term goals with their teams, all while having fun.

Farm Yard Club

Middle School and Upper School

The farm yard at TGS is a caring place for students to have real, interactive, compassionate experiences. Students practice responsibility for the health, welfare, and contentment of these animals. Students also build friendly relationships with animals and peers in this precious, peaceful space. Our farm yard learning space complements TGS’s rich and varied program of study fostering personal wholeness.

Film Club

Upper School
The Gregory School Film Club invites students interested in writing, filming, acting and editing to pursue these expressive outlets and develop their skills in a safe and fun environment.

First Lego League

Middle School
First Lego League is a guided global robotics competition based on theme-based challenges. Students collaborate to design, build, and test robots using Lego technology, apply real-world math and science concepts, and learn critical thinking, collaboration and presentation skills.

French Club

Upper School
The French Club seeks to foster an appreciation of French-speaking cultures. Our aim is to create fun experiences, open to everyone in the school, which teach about those cultures. We sponsor movie events & crêpe parties, celebrate holidays, and do informative presentations to the school. We design a t-shirt almost every year to create a spirit of unity. We do various fundraisers and usually use the money to provide Christmas presents to a refugee family in Tucson.

Girl Up

Upper School
Girl Up at The Gregory School works to empower girls in our own community as well as girls around the world.

The Gregorian Chant

Upper School
The Gregorian Chant is The Gregory School’s student-run, award winning newspaper. Students enrolled in journalism class write news and feature articles, research and interview subjects, solicit advertisements, edit, layout and publish “The Chant”, as it is fondly called. Journalism is not a club but an Upper School class offered for credit. However, student staff reporters are passionate about creating a high quality product and devote considerable time outside of class to make sure that The Chant is interesting, relevant and attractive to the TGS community.

Leaders for Public Health

Upper School
The mission of Leaders for Public Health is to provide The Gregory School student body with various avenues of education and resources about issues facing our generation today.

Literary Magazine: The Collective

Upper School
The Collective is an online magazine that features the creative works of students and alumni from The Gregory School. Poetry, essays, and photographs are among the most frequently represented genres from our students grades 5-12. The website also accepts audio and video submissions. The magazine is completely student-run. The editorial staff of The Gregory Muse works weekly during the lunch hour culling submissions, maintaining the website, and raising funds for an eventual printed edition. The school has a long-standing tradition of inspiring creative thinkers, and the literary magazine is one manifestation of an inspired student body.

Math Club

Upper School
The purpose of the TGS Mathematics Club is to promote mathematics and challenge students through mathematics competitions. In the fall semester, we compete as a team in head to head online matches with other schools around the country. Many of these matches are conducted in real time. In the spring semester students compete individually in paper and pencil tests at the national and state level.

Middle East Peace Alliance

Upper School
The Gregory School Middle East Peace Alliance works to educate our community on the cultures, traditions, and religions of the Middle East and works with Tucson families and community groups to plan events and activities.

Mock Trial

Upper School
The Arizona High School Mock Trial program, cosponsored by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the State Bar of Arizona's Young Lawyers Division, teaches students in grades 9-12 about the law and the legal system by participating in a simulated trial. The program is an opportunity for students to learn about the law and the legal system from practicing attorneys; for teachers to work closely with attorneys to reinforce legal concepts in the classroom; and for attorneys to share their expertise about the law and their legal skills.

National Junior Classical League

Upper School
Membership to The Gregory School Chapter of the NJCL spreads the love of classics to the TGS community. Club members can qualify to compete in competitions at the state and national levels, attend conventions and obtain memberships to a variety of organizations.

Robotics

Upper School
The robotics team participates in the First Tech Challenge robotics competition. Robotics gives the opportunity for students to learn mechanical design and building as well as software. The competition features 4 school teams on the playing field at the same time trying to score points by accomplishing a wide array of tasks. The game encourages students to work with peers from other schools and encourages professionalism among competing teams.

Role Playing and Strategic Game Club

Middle School
All Middle School students who enjoy role playing and strategic games are invited to join this club and have fun.

Roots and Shoots

Upper School
The Roots & Shoots group on campus works to involve The Gregory School students in community service projects that benefit local people, animals, and the environment. Our campus chapter is a member of Dr. Jane Goodall's global service organization.

Running Club

Upper School
The Gregory School Running Club helps students learn more about running, challenge themselves, learn about nutrition, clothing, and shoes for runners, and participate in running and running-related activities in a fun and non-competitive environment.

SEAL Club

Upper School

The Gregory School SEAL (Students Enhancing Athletic Leadership) Club works to raise awareness of school athletics and create an inclusive culture of Middle and High School athletes.

Strings Ensemble

Middle School
Strings ensemble is an opportunity for Middle School students who already play a stringed instrument to participate in an ensemble, perform at school concerts and events, make new friends, and have fun.

Student Council

Middle School and Upper School
The student council strives to maximize the quality of student life by being the eyes, ears, and voice of the student body. The objective of the Student Council of the Gregory School is to represent student interest, needs and welfare within the campus community on issues affecting student life. This is done by initiating and coordinating student activities, representing student ideas and to the faculty and administration, and providing a physical and social environment in which to achieve the above objectives. Congruent with this is the development of leadership and teamwork within the student council in carrying out the duties of the student council.

3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 327-6395
Fax: (520) 327-8276
The Gregory School is an independent, private,
non-profit 501(C)(3), coed day school for grades 5-12.