Welcome to GDS
Where joyful learning leads to meaningful impact in a changing world.
At GDS, our dynamic education experience is powered by joyful, engaged students and guided by talented teachers who identify and unleash each child's unique gifts, while instilling the value of working for the good of others.
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At GDS, we cultivate a warm, diverse, inclusive community, where we nurture and support students to become comfortable with who they are. Confident in their own voice. Courageous in their pursuit of excellence. Committed to leaving the world better than they found it.
of faculty with advanced degrees
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GDS alumni and growing
GDS's commitment to social justice, the unparalleled academics, and the incredible people that make up the community.
What do I love about GDS? Its commitment to social justice, the unparalleled academics, and the incredible people that make up the community.Alum '09
Your dedication in making sure students engage in the GDS mission is much appreciated! #ChangeMakers #FutureSocialJusticeLeadersParent of Alum '19
Thank you for making this year such a joyful, inspiring, and enriching experience for our daughter. You have inspired and supported her, encouraged and celebrated her, and have been such a warm, and accessible teacher and friend to us.Parent of Class of '21
GDS has and continues to be a special place for me.Alum '96
The seeds GDS sows have empowered our kids to be change agents, and we can't thank you enough.Parent of Alums '11, '13 & '15