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What giving makes possible...

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INNOVATIVE, CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

Small class sizes with teachers who are experts in their field, and in your child;

On-staff specialists in reading, writing, and math, who can tailor instruction to a student’s individual needs;

Exposure to creative visionaries such as award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Jeff Mack, who has visited our campus to share hands-on writing and illustrating tips with students;

An innovative curriculum, incorporating projects such as our three-day, all-campus undertaking in which Elementary students founded a new planet, designing infrastructure, government, and social programs.

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INVESTED AND TALENTED FACULTY

Continual training for our faculty with experts in education;

Professional growth opportunities such as visits to inspiring schools and programs around the country, and conferences on the Reggio Emilia approach and project-based learning;

Stipends and bonuses, allowing Gillispie to attract and retain the brightest and most talented teachers.

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 SAFE, GREEN, AND IMAGINATIVE CAMPUS

Updated technology for all classrooms;

Continuous improvements to our physical plant, such as our newly redesigned outdoor classroom for our Early Childhood students, and new shading and play areas for the Elementary campus.

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INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Over $350,000 in financial aid awards, making the Gillispie Experience accessible to over 35 families each year.