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Students Place at Elk's Essay Four of Gooden’s students won prizes in the Elk's Americanism Essay Contest! Congratulations to our Middle School students! Two student...
Gooden students Win MLK Essay Splendid writing comes from a willingness to choose words carefully, to be intentional with them, and to be patient as an editor. Gooden is known for ...


January 20 2022

Courage is most often highlighted on a large scale; courageous soldiers heading into battle, courageous athletes vying for their spot in the Olympics, or courageous artists sharing their vulnerabilities with an audience. Courage is not typically appreciated on a smaller scale, which is where we make brave choices daily. 

The independent school application process can sometimes seem daunting for families, and even more so for the students themselves. They show tremendous courage by visiting schools and adults outside of their comfort zones and they often don’t get the re [...]

Respect for Self, Respect for Others, and Respect for the World

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