GCS NOW

List of 20 news stories.

  • New Dean of the Class of 2023 Appointed

    Kallan K. Wood has been appointed the Dean of the Class of 2023. She began working at Grace in the College Counseling Office in 2014, and throughout the past six years, she has taught full time in the Literature department, teaching 9th grade World Literature, developing new courses for 11th and 12th graders and served as an Advisor for the classes of 2017 and 2021. 
  • Courtney Archer-Buckmire

    New Director of Advancement Appointed

    Courtney Archer-Buckmire has been named as the Director of Advancement at Grace beginning July 1 replacing the irreplaceable Joyce Kuh. Courtney is currently the Director of Major Gifts at Poly Prep Country Day School from which she graduated. Before returning to Poly she was Director of Annual Giving at Chapin and Associate Director of Annual Giving at the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools. This gives Courtney the unique position of being a student then a colleague and now a colleague again of Hugo Mahabir, Head of High School at Grace.
  • Three Grace Students Honored for Photography & Writing

    Three Grace students won awards in this the 2020 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Two of the students, Drew L. ‘21 and Elisa K. ‘24 received distinctions for their photography while a third, Camryn D. ‘21, was awarded for her essay.
  • Junior Pens Article Published in Teen Vogue

    Junior Camryn Dixon’s ‘21 essay on racism’s historical pervasiveness in the American healthcare system titled, “The Roots of Racism in Healthcare” was published in Teen Vogue last week.
  • New Middle School Head Appointed

    Elsa Hepner has been appointed Head of the Middle School to succeed Carol Collet on July 1. Ms. Hepner has been a member of the faculty at Grace since 2012 serving as a Latin teacher in both the middle and high school divisions.
  • Representative Eric Swalwell Visits Grace Church School

    On December 16, Representative Eric Swalwell of California visited Grace to talk with middle and high school students about the historic moment in which our country finds itself.
  • Grace Introduces High School Alumni Speaker Series

    On November 15th, High Schoolers interested in architecture and design had the opportunity to pick the brain of architectural designer, educator, architecture firm founder and Grace alumna, Tei Carpenter ’97.
  • Casey D. '20 Scores 1,000th Point

    One Grace Griffin soared to new heights during a varsity basketball game against York Prep last month: Casey D. ‘20 scored the 1,000th point of her Grace basketball career, a huge milestone.
  • Susan D. Austin Appointed New CFO

    Susan D. Austin is the new Chief Financial Officer at Grace Church School. Ms. Austin has been shadowing outgoing Chief Financial Officer Frank Kamenar since September.
  • Commencement 2019

    On Friday, May 23, the entire Grace Church School community celebrated the accomplishments, bright futures, and graduation of the Class of 2019. 
  • Grace Ranks #8 Nationally in EPA's List of Green Power Users

    Grace Church School topped the list of schools in New York City in the EPA's recently released list of the largest green power users among all K-12 school partners. Further, GCS currently ranks #8 nationally, up two spots each year for the previous two years. 
     
     
  • Annual Peace March Made Anew

    Grace Church School observed its annual Peace March and Peace Chapel in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Wednesday, January 16. Students and faculty worked together on the theme: "Disruptors: Making 'Good Trouble' for Social Change."
  • Model U.N. Team Honored

    Over the weekend, the ten-member Grace High School Model U.N. team participated in the Empire Model United Nations Conference at N.Y.U. and were awarded the Best Small Delegation Award.
  • Visibility Project

    Last night was the third installment of the Grace Visibility Project. People from across constituent groups at Grace submitted photographs to contribute to this year's exhibit.
  • The Griffin Revealed

    The wait to meet our new mascot is over! The Grace Griffin is here and ready to spread school spirit throughout both campuses. Students are dressed for the big reveal, thanks to the Parents' Association, who surprised everyone with special t-shirts to commemorate the event. 
  • Grace opens the Office of Community Engagement

    Grace is excited to announce the opening of the new Office of Community Engagement. The office was developed after the Diversity Structures Task Force of the Board determined that our goals could best be served by a dedicated team focused on our commitment to building a healthy, equitable, anti-racist, and sustainable community.
  • Chaloner Poetry Prize Celebrates 25 Years

    In June, the Chaloner family returned to Grace to mark 25 years since they established the Gwendolen Chaloner Poetry Prize in memory of their mother, former Grace teacher and head of Lower School.
  • Middle School Drama Production: "1776"

    Middle school drama students entertained their parents, peers and teachers with their take on “1776.”  Musical enthusiasts and history buffs alike enjoyed the spring show - a story of the days leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The production explored a bending of gender roles with girls playing the roles of men and boys playing women. 
  • As You Like It: A Community Theater Experience

    The Grace Theatre Company took on a unique task this spring for their third show of the year and their annual musical. The musical adaptation, "As You Like It," was originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theater as a part of their Public Works project, with alumna Rebecca Naomi Jones ’95 starring as Roaslind, last summer. The head of the drama department, Sabrina Jacobs, saw the original production and immediately reached out to The Public to commission the show for our students.
  • High School Dance Performance

    In April, the High School Dance Ensemble performed their Annual Spring Dance Show titled "Agents of Funk, Prophets of Change." This year, the high school dancers have been examining the relationship between dance and activism, and how performing arts can be used as a vehicle to promote social justice.