ONE CAMPUS. ONE MISSION. ONE GDS. F
or decades, GDS has dreamed of unifying our School on one campus, and now, the stars have aligned. With the purchased property adjacent to our High School, construction is well underway on our new Lower/Middle School. Now all of our students, PK-12, can be together.
To make this vision a reality, GDS embarked on a historic campaign that supports three essential elements, reflecting the importance of our school’s priorities: a unified school, financial aid, and the Annual Fund. Already, the GDS community has pledged more than $51,000,000! Unifying our school has countless benefits for our GDS family. It advances our academic program through collaborative, flexible, and contemporary learning environments, increased ability for department alignment, and cross-divisional learning opportunities for our teachers and students. It strengthens our community through mentoring and leadership across all grades, greater crossdivisional support, and more frequent and accessible all-school celebrations. It enhances efficiencies as administration will operate on a single campus, there will be greater flexibility in assigning cross-divisional
teaching loads, and we will experience significant savings from operating a more modern, efficient facility. Nearly 800 people from all segments of the GDS community gathered to celebrate the announcement of the One Campus. One Mission. One GDS. Campaign on March 9, 2019. This historic campaign supports three essential elements, reflecting the importance of our school’s priorities: a unified school, financial aid, and the Annual Fund. Held in conjunction with this year’s alumni reunion, the event was full of celebratory entertainment.
If you have not made a contribution, please join us now using the envelope inserted in this magazine or visit www.gds.org/onegdsgiving.
G EO RG ET O W N D AYS S PRI N G 2019