GCS NOW

List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
  • Jenna H '18

    Senior Honored by Princeton Prize in Race Relations

    Senior Jenna Hua received a Certificate of Accomplishment from the New York City Committee for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Jenna was selected for her work in creating the Student Diversity Council and Asian Affinity club in the High School Division. Jenna nd her fellow honorees will be presented their certificates at an Award Ceremony at the Princeton Club in May.

  • 500 Grace Students Form Human Chain Around School

    On March 14, nearly 500 Grace students in Grades 4-12 formed a human chain around Grace Church School and our neighbors and observed 17 minutes of silence for the victims of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting as part of the National School Walkout Day. Students, their arms linked, stretched from 10th street up 4th Ave., across 12th street, down Broadway and back across 10th street as a symbolic shield for their school, classmates, and siblings. You can watch a Facebook Live video of the demonstration below.
  • Students stand for the victims of Parkland. Photo by Will Simotas '19

    200 Grace High School Students March Against Gun Violence

    Grace High School students organized a march and vigil to honor the students killed in the Parkland mass shooting on Wednesday, February 28. Nearly 200 students joined in the solemn but powerful event calling for changes that would make schools safer. Watch a video short about the event edited by student-reporter Thea Polsky '20.
  • Mr. Rufer

    Announcing the Dean of the Class of 2022

    Dan Rufer, dean of the current senior class, has been appointed Dean of the Class of 2022. Mr. Rufer began working at Grace in January 2011 as a mathematics teacher in the Middle School. Throughout the past seven years, he has been a homeroom advisor, a robotics teacher and baseball coach. In addition to his duties as Dean of the Class of 2018, Mr. Rufer has taught Algebra II for the past four years.
  • Science Olympiad

    In mid-December, the Grace Science Olympiad Team competed in the New England Invitational Tournament at Dartmouth College. The team turned out impressive results earning several awards:
  • Model U.N. Team Honored

    Over the weekend, the nine-member Grace High School Model U.N. team participated in the Empire Model United Nations Conference at N.Y.U. and were awarded the Outstanding Small Delegation Award. Several students earned individual honors in their respective committees as well. Duncan H. ‘19 received Honorable Mention, Jack L. ’19 received an Outstanding Delegate award, and Michael A. ‘19 received a Best Delegate award & Ceremonial Gavel.
  • Teach-In: Puerto Rico is US

    On Lab Day last week, the high school welcomed a number of scholars, journalists and experts on the current situation in Puerto Rico following the two devastating hurricanes earlier this fall. The teach-in featured workshops, presentations and conversations about various aspects of the island's history, culture and status as a commonwealth of the United States. 
  • photo credit: Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty

    In the Wake of Disaster, Grace Students Organize

    The unprecedented natural disasters of the past several weeks have left millions of people devastated. Students at Grace have risen to the task and have started several initiatives to help those in need of aid. 
  • Albert with his DAC Machine

    Junior Wins Grand Prize for Scientific Research

    Junior Albert Kyi was awarded the grand prize of $5,000 from the Michael Perelstein Discover Your Passion Competition to continue the outstanding work he did for his year-long sophomore independent project, which we call “March Madness.” The origin of Albert’s project started with a big idea and an uncertain path.
  • #1 in NYC and #11 Nationwide

    Grace is ranked 1st in New York City for the second consecutive year in the EPA’s annual list of the largest green power users among K-12 school partners. The school is also ranked #11 among schools across the nation, up one spot from last year. The rankings are a reflection of the school’s institutional commitment to combating the very real threat of climate change.
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    Mourning a Tragic Loss

    UPDATE:  There will be a viewing and memorial service at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker Street, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8.
     
    The Funeral will be at Grace Church, 802 Broadway, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday November 9. A reception will follow in Tuttle Hall.
     
  • Alumni Profile: Alexandra Boghosian ‘03

    You never know where you will end up when you start at Grace. The possibilities are endless. Take for example, Alexandra Boghosian. From a young age, Alex’s mind was filled with intellectual questions, yet she never imagined becoming a female scientist. She was interested in the arts and math; she even thought would grow up to be an architect. She never dreamed that her quest to find answers would lead her across the world to join a research team in Antarctica.
  • Great Classrooms Start with Great Teachers

    Professional Development at GCS
    We are constantly learning more about the universe. It is the nature of academia -- from quantum physics to astrophysics and ancient history to modern day politics—that as our understanding of the world changes, what is taught in the classroom must change too.
  • Spotlight on Teaching: Telling a Hero's Story

    by Lucie Aidinoff, Dean of English 

    At Grace Church School, our collective commitment to social justice is foundational to each student's experience. The study of social justice begins in junior kindergarten and continues through grade twelve. Thus, on the Wednesday preceding the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, the community takes the opportunity to mark his legacy with a peace march honoring human rights heroes, a peace chapel and student led symposia and an assembly that focus explicitly on King’s legacy.
  • Discipline, Courage and Hustle: Being a Varsity Team Captain

    “Day in and day out you have to set an example for your teammates and friends,” said Matthew Solomon ’17, captain of the boys basketball team. Being named captain of a varsity team does not necessarily come with accolades or a bright spotlight as much as it comes with big responsibilities.