Families choose Grace Church School for its strong academic tradition and its climate of diversity, 接受和理解. 除了严谨的学术, 通过艺术进行创造性的表达, 以及对卓越运动的承诺, 学生在我们活跃的社区中成长, 至关重要的学习者. Life at Grace Church School is full of opportunities for self-exploration, 跨年龄学习, 用不同的视角看世界.
CGC is an informal weekly discussion group that allows 8-10 students in grades 5-8 to interact and learn from one another while discussing topical issues. CGC groups are led in tandem by a junior peer leader and a 中学 faculty member. Students remain in the same group with the same faculty leader throughout their 4 years of 中学.
All students in grade 6-8 meet bi-weekly in single gender groups facilitated by 中学 faculty. 小组讨论与性别有关的问题, 刻板印象, 做真实的自己，做出正确的决定意味着什么. 2015年，第三个组织成立, 全性别团体, where 6-8 students regardless of gender identity are welcome to drop into meetings throughout the year. 在所有性别小组会议上, students are encouraged to explore the idea of a gender spectrum, looking beyond the restrictive notion of a binary gender system. 这三个群体都是探索身份的跳板, 以及我们所有人在性别问题上面临的挑战, 媒体中的性别形象, 在线交流和健康的人际关系.
俱乐部 in the 高中 are student-run and generated and faculty-supported. An 80 minute period is devoted to clubs 一周一次 on Lab Day; clubs can always arrange additional meetings. 目前的产品包括Improv, Writing, Photography, GirlUp!, 冒险的观众, 学生大使, 学生性别平等运动(SAGE), 《全球彩票app下载》, 辩论 & Rhetoric, Culinary 艺术, Casino, and World Issues, 等.
九年级学生参加辅导, 在轮换的基础上, in a month-long lunch preparation course with the school's chef, where they learn everything from kitchen hygiene and knife skills to proper chopping techniques and how to follow a recipe. 年级 10 students help serve lunch to their peers and faculty 在轮换的基础上.
The 中学 Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a forum for students in 5th through 8th grades to discuss issues of gender and sexuality diversity and identity. 让我们自己与GLSEN (Gay)保持一致, 女同性恋, 和直人教育网络)课程, students lead 中学-wide initiatives to bring awareness to bullying and homo/transphobia, while actively supporting the LGBTQ community to create a more inclusive school for everyone.
Peer leadership is a 2-year program at Grace that begins in 11th grade and continues through the 12th grade year. Junior peer leaders lead the 5th-8th grade weekly discussion group “Cross 年级 Connection (CGC),还有一名教职员工, 一周一次, allowing students of different ages to interact and learn from one another while discussing topical issues. Juniors begin to formally explore the concept of leadership by practicing self-awareness and effective communication skills while moderating groups, 通过参加学生领导的课程.
12年级的时候, these same peer leaders pair up to lead 9th graders by advisory independently in weekly groups, which are intended to ease the transition to high school and provide positive role models within the community. Senior peer leaders continue to follow a formal leadership course, 他们帮助创造, 在全年的实验室日.
中学 学生会: Students in fifth through eighth grade elect representatives each year who work with the Assistant Head of School to carry out food drives, 学生嘉年华, 特别活动. 每周的会议, students develop and implement community building projects and practice leadership skills.
高中 学生会: 高中 students designed their own "Student Committee" in our inaugural high school year, 注重协作式领导. The Committee elects officers to our Town Hall-style government each fall. Students work to identify the needs of the high school student body, 分享服务和学校精神的机会, 组织活动, 比如跳舞, 为同学们. They practice leadership and communication skills while discussing school issues with classmates via their own school-hosted website.
午餐 at Fourth Avenue is family-style with a teacher at each table. Students clear the tables and help set lunch for the following shift. 在库珀广场校区, high school students enjoy a flexible cafeteria and serve lunch in their advisories 在轮换的基础上.