Dear TGS Families-
February brings enrollment season, and I want to begin by thanking all of you for the kind referrals you’ve been making across the Tucson community! Our admission inquiries have increased over last year’s numbers, as have the number of shadow days and completed applications. We anticipate that we will have a larger sixth grade class next year, resulting in four sections across each of our middle school grade levels. We also have a healthy number of inquiries for ninth grade. And fifth grade, our perennial powerhouse, is once again nearing capacity. Last year we had wait lists at multiple grade levels, and we anticipate having to create applicant wait lists again this year.
As a result of this increased interest, it’s all the more important for current TGS families to do their best to meet the February 28 re-enrollment deadline. By doing so, your child is assured of being given top consideration for their first choices in class selections and building their 20-21 academic schedule. Having current families commit to their student’s continued enrollment also helps the administrative team and faculty plan sufficiently for next year’s class offerings, staffing formulas, and operating budget. Thank you in advance for your kind assistance. We have a team of highly capable colleagues standing ready and able to assist you with any questions you may have about the re-enrollment process.
February also brings many special events in Tucson and at TGS. Parent-teacher-student conferences will be held just prior to the annual Rodeo Break – so be sure to sign up with the faculty members online! Ms. Ainza sent out the conference sign-up information to all TGS families this week. Our men’s and women’s basketball teams head into the play-offs over the next several days while the MS student council prepares for their next dance to be held tonight, February 7, on campus.
Best wishes to everyone as you enjoy the crisp but clear Tucson weather this weekend. Once again, thank you for being our most convincing and effective spokespeople regarding the quality learning experience and environment that TGS provides to the Tucson community.
Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School
"The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions; they found movements; they invent technology; they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so."