A Safe Place to Grow
Adolescence is an exciting and transformative stage of life which brings about natural challenges in the middle school years. At Grandview, we recognize this unique stage of development and work intentionally with students in areas of student agency, self-regulation, building confidence, and digital citizenship. Our community encourages students to explore new things and find value in successful and unsuccessful endeavors.
The 5 C's provide the foundation for our curriculum design and act as pillars for our emphasis on teaching the skills needed for students to be successful in high school, college, and life beyond. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and character are fundamental to the learning experience at Grandview.
An Inside View
8:15 X Period: No Class
9:05 World Languages
12:30 Lab: Study Hall
1:15 Math 3
2:20 Lab: Meditation
8:15 X Period: MS Dance
10:10 Meet Up
12:30 Lab: Fab Lab
1:15 Integrated Science
2:20 Lab: Math
Beginning in 8th grade, Grandview's most passionate and independent learners are nominated by the faculty to apply for the Innovation Program (IP). This program challenges students who seek both high-level learning and service leadership and represents a synthesis of complex skills development, cultivating curiosity, real-world relevance, student choice, and leadership. Students selected for the program earn:
- An IP cord distinction upon graduation
- Opportunity to travel off-campus for additional seminars, research, workshops, fieldwork, and performances
- Opportunity for Grandview scholarships based on merit
- Opportunity to work closely with the Head of School and the GPS Administrative team throughout the IP Scholars experience
The world is changing and we are changing with it. Grandview offers flexible academic schedules for students who are pursuing passions beyond the classroom. Students have opportunities to pursue a hybrid model to complete their core-curriculum classes with a less traditional schedule. Some students are on campus from 10:30-2:30, while others are on campus from 8:00-1:00.