By Holly Jones, Greensboro Day School parent

As I was trying to decide where I should send my daughter to spend each day, I felt a peace and a confidence when I walked the halls of Greensboro Day School. I remember telling my husband, “You just have to go and feel for yourself.”

In one classroom, children were not just learning to read, but learning to love to read. In another, students were not just learning about how to make art, but learning about what famous artist was behind their art. Finally, in another classroom children were not just learning about right and wrong, but learning about how to make the best decision for the situation and how to deal with how that right or wrong decision may make them feel. What I observed was what real life in the outside world was all about. It was not focused on memorizing facts and computations. It was about learning to function and be successful and useful in the world outside of school.

I am still amazed at how the teachers, parents and staff know exactly what make each student tick. The teachers are gifted at knowing just how to challenge each and every student as an individual. Students all learn at different rates, and I feel my children get the “just right challenge” each day they spend at GDS. The challenges lie in not just being a great student, but being a great person.

Greensboro Day School is my children’s home away from home. They are safe there. They are happy there. They are confident there. They thrive there. I would not have it any other way.

Let your rising 3rd-11th grader Be a Bengal for a Day on November 5 so he/she can experience the GDS difference. Register online at www.greensboroday.orgor call 288-8590 for more information.

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