In addition to the Montessori curriculum, we offer the following special programs:
Foreign Language Classes
Foreign language classes are offered weekly to all students. We have offered French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, depending on students' interests.
In late October the classes host an International Day celebration. The oldest students are ambassadors from their chosen country (complete with a booth set up with items from their country--food, costumes, art, maps, etc.). Parents and friends come into the classrooms to share their heritage or travels with the students. International games and treats are shared, and a good time is had by all.
Tuesday, Aug. 26--First day of school for students
Friday to Monday, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1--no school, Labor Day weekend
Friday, Sept. 5--Pizza Friday begins
Thursday, Friday Sept. 4-5--Jr High overnight camping trip--Mount Percival and Mount Morgan
Thursday, Friday, Sept. 11-12--Upper El overnight camping trip--Mount Percival and Mount Morgan
Tuesday, Sept. 16--Community meeting hosted by the Jr. High--11:00 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 19--Barn Dance--Pot luck dinner and dancing in the barn for all GVS families. A not-to-be missed event!
Wednesday, Oct. 1--Class pictures in the morning
Thursday, Oct. 2--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 3--Progress reports out
Monday, Oct. 13--No school, Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 21--Community meeting hosted by the Lower El--11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29--International Day
Wednesday, Nov. 5--Open House 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for families interested in finding out more about GVS