Empowering young mindsNursery through eighth grade
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At a glance

Gordon by the numbers

Total enrollment 366

Early Childhood 77
Lower School 138
Middle School 151

Female 176
Male 190

Students of color 153 (42% total)
Early Childhood 43% students of color
Lower School 47% students of color
Middle School 37% students of color

Students on financial aid 49% of total enrollment
Awards range from $1,100 to $31,200
Average award $15,720
Early Childhood Nursery, Preschool, Young Kindergarten, Kindergarten 
must turn three, four and five by September 1st for Nursery, Preschool and Kindergarten
Lower School first grade to fourth grade
Middle School fifth grade to eighth grade

Student:teacher ratio 8:1
Average of thirty-six students per grade from Kindergarten to eighth grade 
Two to three classes per grade level in Kindergarten to eighth grade
One class per grade in Nursery, Preschool and Young Kindergarten
Twelve to fifteen students per class in Kindergarten to eighth grade
Nursery, fifteen to sixteen;
Preschool, eighteen to twenty; 
Young Kindergarten, eight to ten
 
Facilities and Campus
Campus size twelve acres with 70% open space
Two-story library with over 21,000 volumes and e-readers available 
Science labs    four
Lower and Middle School IDEA and Robotics Lab 
Early Childhood IDEA Lab 
Full size Performance Theater
Regulation size field house
Community room, "The Commons"
Conference room
Music studios  two
Band room    one
Community gardens two
Early Childhood Playground   one
Lower and Middle School Playground    one
Pond, creek and nature trail     one
 
Technology
Early Childhood ipad program
Lower School ipad, laptops, and desktops (depending on grade) program
Middle School one to one laptop program
E-readers in library
 

Interscholastic sports seven
soccer, field hockey, cross country, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, track & field 
For fifth to eighth grade students
 
After school care
Daily until 5:30 pm for all ages, free care available before school beginning at 7:15 am. 
Over twenty-five enrichment programs covering music, theater, sports, language, science, art and more
 
Applications 
200 submitted in an average year
60% are admitted in an average year
62 new students begin at Gordon in an average year
Students come from forty different cities and towns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Graduating students 
67% choose independent day schools
14% choose independent boarding schools
 5% choose parochial schools
 12% choose public schools
More than 95% of eighth graders are accepted to their first and second choice of High School
Class of 2016 will attend the following schools in the fall: Barrington High School (7), Classical High School(4),  Cranston East (1), Moses Brown School(5), Lincoln School(11), Phillips Andover Academy (1), Providence Country Day School (2), Proctor Academy (1), and Wheeler School (8)

Faculty 60
Female 47
Male  13
Master's degrees 58%
Bachelor's degrees 100%
Faculty of color 33%

Trustees of color 27%

Operating budget $11,000,000
Endowment $9,000,000

Accreditation: The Association of Independent Schools in New England
Member: The National Association of Independent Schools
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