GCS NOW

List of 20 news stories.

  • Senior Colloquium: Seniors Share Research in Literature, History, and Science

    Last week, the Grace community gathered for this year’s Senior Research Colloquium, an annual event which celebrates the great scholarship of the graduating class in literature, history, neuroscience, and data science.
  • Rev. Sarah Wood Named Grace's Next Chaplain

    Rev. Sarah Wood, who served as Grace's chaplain from 2011–2014, will return to Grace to resume the role in July 2024. Since 2019, Sarah has been the Head Chaplain at Trinity School. Throughout the search process, it was clear what her former (and now future) Grace colleagues had so appreciated about Sarah: her unflappable commitment to the values that anchor Grace’s mission.
  • Vasant Valley Visits Grace

    In 1992, Grace Church School had its first cultural exchange with a cohort of middle schools in Yukuhashi, Japan. Over two decades later, Grace continues the tradition, exercising its mission through collaborations with schools across the globe.
  • IP10: The Value of Independent Study

    As Grace’s newly-minted sophomores sat in their first grade-level meeting of the school year, Dean Hickerson and Mr. Todd officially introduced them to the Independent Project curriculum. IP10 (or March Madness as it’s known colloquially) has become an academic right of passage at Grace.
  • Grace Unveils New Mission Statement

    Grace is many things to many people, and our new mission statement seeks to capture both what Grace is and what we hope it will be, paying homage to the school’s rich history and defining the timeless values that will continue to guide us.
  • Lele LeVay Named Next Director of Advancement

    Lele LeVay will join Grace in October as the next Director of Advancement. She comes to Grace with three decades of advancement experience in secondary and higher education and looks forward to stewarding the school's advancement efforts. 
  • Grace Welcomes New Director of Strategic Communications

    Christina Hultholm has been appointed Grace’s Director of Strategic Communications. Christina comes to Grace with over a decade of experience in independent school communications and currently serves as Director of Communications at City and Country School (C&C).
  • Susan Sterman-Jones (credit: Scott Jones)

    Susan Sterman-Jones Named Next Dean of the 7th & 8th Grades

    Susan, who is the JK-12 drama curriculum coordinator, has taught at Grace for 24 years, teaching drama and health and wellness in the Middle School. She has been deeply involved in the life of the school, putting on two incredible shows per year (a play in the fall and a musical in the spring), she has been an advisor, led a CGC group, co-founded the middle school student GSA, and co-directs the JK-8 Christmas Pageant. She has served on the faculty committee for three terms and led domestic and international trips, including ones to Japan and France.
  • Tim Quinn will serve as Director of Athletics and Head of High School P.E.

    Tim Quinn Appointed Director of Athletics

    Tim Quinn, who is serving as the Interim Athletics Director this school year, was previously the Associate Athletics Director. He is in his tenth year at Grace having taught Physical Education here in every division, as well as coached middle school girls basketball and baseball, and varsity boys basketball winning Coach of the Year in 2016. Tim was also the founding coach of the varsity golf team and coached for five years.
  • Grace Tops List of Green Schools in NYC

    Did you know that Grace is the highest ranked school in New York City in the EPA's recently released list of the largest green power users among all K-12 school partners? Further, Grace currently ranks #5 nationally!
  • Mr. Pennoyer receives the relic from Lt. Commander Denny with Mr. McDonald

    U.S. Navy Presents USS Arizona Relic to Grace

    The December 7 High School Community Meeting was a truly unique event. On the 81st anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, officers from the United States Navy presented a relic of the USS Arizona Battleship, sunken during the attack, to the Grace Church School community.
  • Green Griffins Lead the Way

    Grace once again topped the list of schools in New York City in the EPA's list of the largest green power users among all K-12 schools! A participant in the Green Power Partnership Program, Grace also ranks #6 nationally. 
  • Grace Welcomes New Director of Alumni Relations

    Renata G. Henry has been appointed Grace’s Director of Alumni Relations. Renata comes to Grace with over 10 years of experience in the advancement and alumni spaces, having most recently served as the Director of Alumni Affairs at Prep for Prep, a program of which she is also an alum.
  • 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.