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List of 20 news stories.

  • Tenth Grader Ranks High in National Math Competition

    Congratulations are in order for Charles H. ‘24! This school year, Charles took part in two highly competitive, national mathematics exams: the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME).
  • Eighth Grader Co-Founds Charity Golf Tournament

    After attending the President’s Cup as a spectator a few years ago, Mariah B. ‘26 was determined to create a golf tournament of her own.
  • Dr. Saara Mahjouri, Grace's Next Assistant Head of School

    Saara Mahjouri will be next Assistant Head of School

    Saara Mahjouri has been appointed the next Assistant Head of School taking on the role as Robbie Pennoyer becomes Grace’s next Head of School. Saara is currently the Upper School Head (grades 5-8) at Bank Street School for Children. She has worked at Bank Street since 2015 and the Brooklyn Urban Garden School prior to that.
  • (L-R) Jackson and Sahil work on their CHILLER machine

    Two Seniors to Present Research at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference (CNS)

    What causes us to get goosebumps when listening to beautiful music? This was the question that guided seniors Sahil S. and Jackson G. through their research project titled, "Exploring musical chills in adolescents using the Computer-Human Interface for the Live Labeling of Emotional Responses (CHILLER).” After extensive experimentation, both students will be presenting their findings to leading scientists at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Conference in San Francisco in April.
  • Lorry Perry will be the next Head of High School

    Lorry Perry Appointed Next Head of High School

    Lorry Perry, who presently serves as the Assistant Head and Dean of Faculty at Blair Academy, will become Grace’s next Head of the High School Division, succeeding Hugo Mahabir. Lorry is a master teacher and veteran administrator. Prior to Blair, she worked at the Lawrenceville School as a teacher, dorm head, department head and founding director of the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars Program, a boarding academic summer program.
  • MiChelle Carpenter takes on her new role as of July 1.

    MiChelle Carpenter Becomes First Assistant Head of High School

    MiChelle Carpenter will be the first Assistant Division Head for the High School Division beginning July 1. MiChelle, now in her tenth year at Grace, was the inaugural Dean of our founding High School Class of 2016. She also served as the Dean of the Class of 2020 and is currently the Dean of the Class of 2024.
  • Grace's Next Dean of Faculty, Kim Chaloner

    Kim Chaloner Appointed Dean of Faculty

    Kim Chaloner has been appointed Dean of Faculty serving across all grades of the school, JK-Grade 12, beginning July 1, 2022. Kim is currently the Dean of Community Life and has been a science teacher at Grace for 23 years, and over that time has taught science in eight of our fourteen grades.
  • Two Griffins Selected for Nike Game Growers Program

    Congratulations are in order for two Grace Griffins who were recently selected to be a part of Nike Game Growers.
  • Students during the Peace March in Union Square Park

    Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On Wednesday, January 12, Grace Church School commenced its MLK Peace Program and Symposium, an annual commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement and the influential figures that continue to propel it forward.
  • Grace Gathers for Food & Justice Event

    On November 4, the Office of Community Engagement hosted Food & Justice, this year’s fall diversity event.
  • Middle School volleyball players cheer on their teammates (img credit: Grace Parent Marc Fader)

    Grace Griffins Round Out a Strong Fall Season

    After a year without competitive sports, Grace athletes came back strong this fall.
  • Robbie Pennoyer stands in front of 46 Cooper Square

    Robert M. Pennoyer II Appointed Next Head of School

    On behalf of the Grace Church School Board of Trustees, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert M. Pennoyer II (Robbie), as Grace’s tenth Head of School. After a thorough process, the Search Committee unanimously recommended Robbie to the Board of Trustees, who voted, also unanimously, in support of his appointment to succeed George P. Davison in July 2022. 
     
  • Senior Naaz V. Wins Award in New York Alliance Film Festival

    Congratulations to rising senior Naaz V., whose film “Growing Up Downtown” won Best Overall Cinematography at the 2021 New York Alliance Film Festival
  • New 7th and 8th Grade Dean Appointed

    Maria Capelle-Burny will be our first Dean of the 7th and 8th Grades. Maria will work with the guidance team to support 7th and 8th graders, and she will continue to teach Lower and Middle School French along with creating the Middle School Schedule.
  • New Dean of Faculty & Family Support Appointed

    Sarah Adler has been appointed the Dean of Family and Faculty Support. This new position will include her responsibilities as Director of Financial Aid, and she will also continue to mentor the associate teachers and serve as a resource for all faculty members.
  • 86 Fourth Avenue

    Message from Head of School on Inclusive Language Guide

    Dear Grace Community Members,

    As you have likely seen from yesterday’s press, we have found ourselves in the eye of the culture war storm this week, and it is important to remember why we are proud to be there. 
  • New Early Childhood Head Appointed

    Yojairy Sands has been appointed the next Head of Early Childhood beginning July 1, replacing Cheryl Kelly after her long tenure. Yojairy (pronounced Joe-HI-ree) comes to Grace from The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine where she serves as the Lower School Dean and K-2 Math Specialist. Prior to working at Cathedral, Yojairy taught kindergarten and second grade at a charter school in Harlem and was an associate teacher at the Trinity School.    
  • New Lower School Head Appointed

    Randall Flinn has been appointed the Head of the Lower School following one year as the Interim Head of the Lower School for the current school year. Randall came to Grace from Convent of the Sacred Heart School on East 91st Street where she was Assistant Head of the Lower School since 2011. While at Sacred Heart she was the Co-Director of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team and came to visit Grace on several occasions. 
  • Seven Grace Students Recognized in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Congratulations are in order for seven of Grace’s High School students who won awards last week in the 2021 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. Collectively, the students received five Gold Keys, six Silver Keys and six Honorable Mentions.
  • George P. Davison, Long-time Head of School, to Retire

    George Davison has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. He will have served at Grace for 35 years, including 28 as Head of School. George’s leadership has been transformational. The Board has accepted his decision to retire June 30, 2022, and initiated a search process for the next head of school.