GCS NOW

List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
     
  • Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    As we grapple with the events that unfolded at the Capitol on January 6, we hope that everyone in our community has found a moment to take care of themselves and their families. The uncertainty we've had to confront too frequently this year makes us all the more thankful for the anchors provided by traditions that we hold dear, not the least of which is our annual program honoring the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Hybrid School Resumes Tuesday, January 19

    We look forward to welcoming everyone back to hybrid school beginning Tuesday, January 19 and would like to take this opportunity to share a few helpful reminders. 
  • Where to Enjoy the Grace Church School Christmas Pageant

    Each year, the highly anticipated Grace Church School Christmas pageant is performed by 8th graders and officially launches students into winter break.
  • Any first-day-of-school jitters became a thing of the past when greeted by Ms. Kelly's warmth and cheerful disposition.

    Cheryl Kelly, EC Head, Announces Retirement

    After 18 years at Grace Church School and 50 years as an educator, Cheryl Kelly has announced her retirement at the end of the 2020-21 school year. In an email to the community, Head of School George Davison said, “Cheryl has always embodied the love, joy and values of Grace. Mostly though it is the love part that has made her so invaluable to this school."
  • 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.