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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 environment, redesigning our outdoor classroom for our Early Childhood students, adding additional shading and play areas for the Elementary campus, or larger projects like Gillispie’s Constructing Sandboxes campaign that funded enhancements to the existing campus and a rebuild/remodel of a new building the school purchased adjacent to the campus.

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TUITION ASSISTANCE

Giving helps fund our growing tuition assistance program, with over $625,000 offered in assistance to qualifying families for the 21/22 school year.

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