Explore GNS

Explore GNS

Our promise to our students: we will work to understand, challenge and support you to do your best and realize your potential as a whole person each day and throughout life.

Our mission: to challenge and support each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life.

Our vision: to prepare outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, their commitment to service and their understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities.

On this site, you will get a sense of the depth and breadth of our programs in academics and beyond. You will be introduced—perhaps for the first time—to the International Baccalaureate and the Round Square Conference of Schools, two aspects of GNS which set us apart and of which we are justifiably proud. You will discover the range of co-curricular opportunities available to our students—the greatness of small.

By the end, we very much hope you will be convinced to come and spend a day with us, to experience the "feel" of the school, and to further explore the wonderful opportunities that await those who join us.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


No matter what you choose to do at GNS, be it the arts or the sciences, you'll find like-minded people and you'll find a community where you fit in and where you are accepted.

– Marissa Smithson '18



Maddy’s teachers, coaches and instructors did so much for her, and helped her become the amazing young woman she is today.

– Rudy and Mary Anne Marchildon, parents of Maddy '16



As a newcomer to GNS, I have been overwhelmed with the outstanding support system for my son.

– Natalie Gaines, mother of Taagen '24



We believe strongly in the traditional values and mission of this school. Lizzie is the third generation of our family to attend GNS.

– Sarah Emslie '80, mother of Lizzie '23



We appreciate the staff, the leadership and the many parent volunteers who contribute to this amazing community.

– George and Shirley Szwender, parents of Alexandra '14 and Bella '18