Class of 2017 College Acceptances

The Class of 2017 has received acceptances at 111 different colleges and universities. (Colleges and universities where students will attend are denoted in bold.)

American University
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Auburn University
Baylor University
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bucknell University
Case Western Reserve University
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Emory University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Hampden-Sydney College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Howard University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Jacksonville University
James Madison University
Liberty University
Marist College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Miami University, Oxford
New York University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Queens University of Charlotte
Rhodes College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Saint Michael's College
Samford University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Melbourne
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St Andrews
University of Sydney
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Wells College
Western Michigan University
Wilfrid Laurier University
William Peace University
Wofford College
Xavier University
Yale University




School News

LS Director Letter: February 17
Posted 02/17/2017 10:00AM

Dear Lower School Parents, 

I admit it.  I am a nerd.  The interesting thing is that I am more of a nerd now than I was as a student. Believe it or not, I attribute my love of learning to GDS.  As an adult, this school not only allowed but challenged me to learn and grow on my own, with faculty, with the community, with parents and with children.  As a parent, I see this love of learning growing in my child every day.  She talks about things like the Chinese Dynasty cycle and current events at the dinner table, over breakfast she challenges me with intriguing math problems, we peruse her science journal entries on Sunday afternoons, and my house is filled daily with beautiful violin music.
Really spectacular moments happen when she makes connections.  This weekend, for example, we visited the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.  The walls of the actual courtroom contain several large friezes with allegorical figures.  She immediately recognized the figures she had studied recently and understood why they were there.
There is nothing more powerful and, in my opinion, more important than developing the hearts and minds of children who will step into a world of unknowns.  It is clear to me that GDS gives all children the confidence, the foundations and the skills to continue to ask questions, to wonder why and how, and to discover solutions to problems we don’t even know exist yet.

By next week, you should have received a re-enrollment email from Info Snap.  I invite you to join me in re-enrolling your children so that they can continue on this truly special journey of lifelong learning.  Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.


 Monday , February 20, 2017 – no school
 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – teacher work day – no school grades BB-8
 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – late start, 10:15 a.m.

By the way, I think the groundhog was wrong!

Warm regards,

Gillian S. Goodman, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Lower School Director  

  • August 17, 2017
    • Upper School Parent Orientation (for new US parents) 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    August 18, 2017
    • Middle School New Student Welcome Program 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
    • Lower School New Student Welcome Program 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    August 21, 2017
    • Lower School Open House: BB-K 5:30-6:30 p.m., grades 1-4 6-7 p.m. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Middle School Advising Drop-in 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • US Parent Orientation (for new US parents) 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

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