The goal at GYS is to help young children make sense of the world. The intention is to provide a comfortable environment—one which is more home-like than school-like, creating an enthusiasm for learning, while developing good citizens.
GYS exemplifies a high-quality, developmentally oriented program, delineating the best knowledge about how children grow and learn, providing for each child individually. In recognition that the arts are a basis of intellectual development, the program is rich in music, movement, visual and literary arts, and covers the rudiments of all disciplines from “astronomy to zoology.” GYS is a school where a child can become self-confident and self-disciplined; where the child & individual talents and strengths are developed; where home and school cooperate; and where staff is open to learning, using observation and non-judgmental recording as a basis for program planning, implementation and assessment.
“We envision a world of children who are self-confident, self-disciplined, and enthusiastic about learning.”