A Message from Gifft Hill School

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We received the following message from Molly Murrill, the Assistant to the Director of Advancement & Communications Director at Gifft Hill School. She asked that I share it with all of you.

Gifft Hill School is pleased to announce that they opened their doors to students yesterday (Monday, September 25th) for the first day of the 2017-18 school year. Our team of faculty, trustees and volunteers has worked tirelessly to prepare for opening day, and everyone is so excited to welcome back our returning students and greet new families who would like to enroll their children.

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In an effort to accommodate all students wanting to attend, the team at Gifft Hill School is working hard to secure additional funding to provide tuition support for all of our students. People all over the country, many of them with no previous relationship to the school, are reaching out and wanting to help. Financial contributions can be made via credit card at the following link: https://www.giffthillschool.org/support_donate.html. In addition, GHS will be creating a wish list of needed supplies this week. Volunteers are still needed for clean up efforts on both campuses. We are proud to be able to continue to provide dynamic programming to our students and look forward to welcoming more students in the weeks to come. Stay tuned for updates on Gifft Hill School’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/giffthillschool/.

Beth Jones and Molly Murrill of GHS’s Advancement Office will be in New York City this week for a “St. John in the City” event that was originally planned long before the storms. Two friends of Gifft Hill School, Alexandra Doan Drucker and David Drucker, are hosting a cocktail reception in their home on September 28th in support of the school, and they are looking forward to welcoming an enthusiastic group of GHS supporters.

And here is some additional information posted by Dr. Laurie:

41 students attended classes the first day!

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The 12:00 meeting drew 54 families who cumulatively have 91 prospective students who are in the application process, and another 20 families dropped in throughout the day. Tuition is waived for now.

The next steps for prospective families are:

  1. Complete paperwork (physical, immunization records, any past school records and a short application) submitted in provided folder
  2. Attend placement assessment between 11 am and 12 pm.
  3. Notification of acceptance

Uniform: GHS polo with khaki, black, or blue bottom.

Please email [email protected] with any questions! We hope to be able to post photos from the 2nd day of school. Stay tuned!

Thank you so much Gifft Hill for allowing these children to have a bit of normalcy in their lives. Thank you for all that you do for our community. -Jenn

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