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Mme Clashman's well-tended geraniums are one of the many "hidden" spots of beauty on our campus.

Dear TGS Families:

As we head into the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, it is a good time to reflect on the courage and perseverance of great American heroes. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable man whose legacy continues to impact our world today. 

We can also celebrate the heroes that walk our campus each day: our faculty and staff. I’m so grateful for their perseverance and courage as we navigate yet another wave in the pandemic. Let’s pause for a moment to celebrate the wonderful events and accomplishments they continue to make happen—as this is why we chose to be a part of this wonderful school community:

  • Over winter break our robotics team moved forward with their competitions and they continue to meet to fine tune their creations. What an authentic example of continued ideation, testing, evaluation and improvement!
  • The Upper School basketball team persevered with practices and a tournament and are fortunate to have parents and family members who’ve continued to support the protocols required for the program to remain operational. As an observer at Tuesday night’s game against Boboquiveri, I was struck by the number of fellow students and faculty who came out to support the team. Go Hawks!  
  • The cast and crew of our winter play, The Play that Goes Wrong, rehearsed throughout the break and had an amazing opening night last night. Please support their hard work and tenacity by attending a performance this evening or tomorrow afternoon. You’ll be astounded by the set, the special effects, and the theatrical agility on display by both the cast and crew.
  • Our College Counseling program continued to support our senior class throughout the month of December as early admission decisions came through and we learned of acceptances at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Fordham, Reed, Howard, Sarah Lawrence, Hawaii Pacific University, University of Oregon, University of Denver, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Charleston and Indiana University (D1 Swim Team). We anticipate a great deal of additional good news after the traditional decision-announcement date later in the spring. 
  • January marks the beginning of our “Poetry Out Loud” program which will culminate the first week of February. Students across all of our grade levels, 5-12, will immerse themselves in poetry and experience the love of reading and reciting various works in all of our English classes.

Thank you for recognizing “The Gregory School Difference.” This week’s feature story points to yet another program to celebrate, our 5th grade and the incredible foundation of learning our fifth graders receive so that they can find much success in middle and upper school.

We are grateful for your continued support and thank you for demonstrating flexibility and patience these past few weeks. The kind notes of thanks and appreciation received by the faculty and staff are also deeply appreciated.

Enjoy the long weekend ahead,
Girl in a jacket 
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."
Dr. Julie A. Sherrill, Head of School
Dr. Julie Sherrill has spent over 20 years in educational leadership. Her academic credentials include an M.S. in Education Administration and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Curriculum Development and Teacher Professional Development.