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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018
July 26, 2018 Dear Stanwich Families, As GCDS continues to build our high school program, with an eye toward a September 2019 opening, one of our highest priorities has been to find the individual with the experience, vision, and values to serve as our first Head of Upper School, grades 9-12. Starting last November, and with the assistance of Spencer Stuart, a premier executive search firm specializing in high priority administrative hires in secondary schools, we started a nationwide search... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Concluding our 20th Anniversary celebrations, The Stanwich School is pleased to announce that Fabien Cousteau — aquanaut, oceanographic explorer, environmental advocate and founder of Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, and grandson of famous ocean explorer, Jacques Yves Cousteau — will serve as the school’s keynote speaker at Stanwich’s commencement ceremony on June 1, 2018 at 3:00pm.    Since growing up on his grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone, Fabien Cousteau has worked to protect... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018
He’s a dyslexic writer, speaker, and do-gooder who did not learn to read until 12 years old, and he recently spoke to an audience of Stanwich Upper School students, faculty and parents. Jonathan Mooney faced a number of low expectations growing up — he was told he would flip burgers, be a high school dropped out and end up in jail. But Jonathan beat those odds, graduating from Brown University with an honors degree in English lit. Jonathan spoke at Stanwich, opening everyone’s eyes to thoughts... Read More
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2017
December 29, 2017 There will be a service celebrating the life of Kerry Gotschall on Saturday, January 13 at 11:00am. Second Congregational Church 139 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 Those interested in sending condolences may do so to Caroline Worra at cworra@stanwichschool.org or to Second Congregational Church. For those interested in donating to her memorial, Second Congregational Church is gathering a “Kerry Gotschall Fund.” Checks may be sent to the church, and made out to... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017
As an exciting step in the integration of the Stanwich and Greenwich Country Day School communities, I am writing to announce that Stanwich Lower School Head Trudy Davis will become the GCDS Lower School Head beginning in July 2018.  We were blessed to hire Trudy in the fall of 2016, and our hopes for her in that role have been more than justified. Her strong background in administration and curriculum development, coupled with her calm, thoughtful demeanor, her creative can-do attitude, and... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
Dear Stanwich Community, We write to you with important and historic news for The Stanwich School community. We are announcing today that The Stanwich School and Greenwich Country Day School (“GCDS”) have entered into a definitive agreement to consolidate students, faculty, operations and facilities into one Nursery to Grade 12 school.  This consolidation will take place over the next 20 months, culminating in the September 2019 grand opening of a new Greenwich Country Day High School-... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
From Stanwich’s founding days, education and values have always been inextricably linked. Our distinctive school culture fosters an understanding of compassion and commitment to helping others during difficult times. Recently, Grade 7 student Thomas Steel used his Stanwich Heart to help better the lives of the residents of Puerto Rico by starting a collection of items needed in the hurricane-torn Caribbean island. As Thomas shared in a school-wide email, “As I’m sure you’re aware, Hurricane... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
Like most schools, Stanwich’s hallways are commonly quiet after the last bell has rung, and students and faculty depart after a full school day. This certainly wasn’t the case on the evening of Wednesday, October 4, when nearly 100 Stanwich parents and Upper School students attended an Evening of IBDP Mini-Lessons. Stanwich is completing a two-year process to become authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to students in Grades 11 and 12, beginning in the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Our Lower School students celebrated the International Day of Peace on by creating inspirational ribbons and a “mandala” made of flowers. Recognized globally on September 21st each year, this day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. This day is an excellent opportunity for our students to see how their Stanwich values are aligned with the mission of children and adults around the world to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
A group of Senior House students spent the day engaged in at Stamford’s Cove Island Park. Run through SoundWaters Coastal Education Center, the students participated in the Watershed Science Research Study program, a rigorous, hands-on scientific study. Donning wetsuit waders, the students used sieves to collect particles from the Sound and then came ashore to analyze their findings. This ecological study emphasizes the fact that diversity and different life cycles of all organisms are... Read More

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