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After inquiring, a visit should be scheduled. This can be accomplished a number of ways. The best advice for prospective families is to come for a visit, see the school in action, and ask questions. We are eager to share our knowledge about Gordon School with you. 
 
Call or email for an individual tour with an admission team member, at 401-434-3833 x116 or admission@gordonschool.org. A tour can also be scheduled during the day visit, or, for many, the tour will occur during the fall admission open house.

The day visit and parent interview

Schedule a day visit for your student applicant and an interview for the parent
The length of the visit will depend on the grade the student is applying to. Please call or email to schedule, 401-434-3833 or admission@gordonschool.org.
 
 
Applicant visit information

Nursery, Preschool, Young Kindergarten applicants
Visit for no more than 30-45 minutes.

Kindergarten
Visit for approximately two hours in Preschool. The student will also work individually with an admission team member on a brief grade-level readiness assessment.

First grade
Visit in Kindergarten for a full morning until 11:45 am. The student will also work individually with an admission team member on a brief grade-level readiness assessment in reading, writing and math.

Second to eighth grade
Visit for a full day in their current grade. The student will also work individually with an admission team member on a brief readiness assessment in reading, writing and math.

The parent interview allows for time with an admission team member to learn more about what a parent is looking for in a school in relation to their child’s education. The parent interview usually occurs when the child is visiting in the classroom or following the visit. If neither of these times are possible, another time can be scheduled. 

Admission events

Parent Open House
Thursday, January 11th, 9-11am
Parents who are considering Gordon for their child can observe classes in session, attend curriculum previews, and learn about Family Individualized Tuition and the application process. RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/visit.

Family Individualized Tuition workshop

Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30-7:30pm
FIT allows for a customized tuition for families from a broad range of economic circumstances. Parents who are considering Gordon for their child can learn more about Gordon’s new tuition model and how to use the FIT portal. RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/fitworkshop

Come Play!
Saturday, January 20th, 9-11am 
A fun, activity-filled morning for children two to five and an accompanying adult. Younger siblings also welcome. Free of charge. RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/comeplay.

Sixth grade sneak peek
Tuesday, January 23rd, 5:30-8pm
This event is open to families who would be new to Gordon next year and have a child entering sixth grade. Students will engage in hands-on lessons and parents will have opportunities to talk with teachers and learn more about the program. RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/peek

Young Kindergarten Open House
February 6th, 8:30-9:45am
Parents of four-year-olds who have summer birthdays 
are invited learn more about Gordon’s Young Kindergarten. Gordon is the only area school with a Young Kindergarten class, which offers a developmentally appropriate academic curriculum that runs parallel to the one offered in Gordon’s Kindergarten. RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/youngkindergartenoh.
 
Join Gordon for an admission reception at the home of a current parent during the academic year. Receptions are hosted by parent admission volunteers who graciously open their homes to allow for informal conversations about Gordon and a quick overview about the benefits of a nursery to eighth grade education by the Head of School.
 
Revisit Day at Gordon School on April 3, 2018 9:00 am -11:00 am
 
Early Childhood (Nursery to Kindergarten) and Lower School (first to fourth grade)
An opportunity for parents to visit classrooms, hear from current parents and learn what lies ahead.
 
Middle School (fifth to eighth grade)
We welcome both parents and students to campus. Students will attend classes, talk with current student leaders and meet with the Middle School Director. At the same time parents will have an opportunity to visit classrooms, hear from current parents and learn what lies ahead.
 
Please RSVP to admission@gordonschool.org or 401-434-3833 x145

Gordon School Carnival and New Family Breakfast on Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am Breakfast, 10:00 am Carnival
This annual spring event is the school’s largest fundraiser, open to the public as well as Gordon families. Gordon is transformed into a carnival complete with amusement rides, games, food, face painting and more.
 
New Family Dinner Gathering on Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 pm
Join us for an informal family-style dinner to meet current Gordon families and other new families. The whole family is encouraged to attend; the playground is open to kids, as well as arts and crafts, and other activities. A fun night for all!
 
Summer Camp during June, July and August
Exciting summer camp opportunities for students entering Nursery to ninth grade include Summer Gators, theater, soccer, basketball and boating. This is a great opportunity for incoming students to begin their transition to the Gordon community. Learn more at www.gordonschool.org/camps
 
In addition, there are numerous events open to the public listed on our school calendar that we hope you will attend as you continue in the application process and get to know the Gordon community. We will also remind you of important events, so be sure to add yourself to the admission e-newsletter and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
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