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We are so thrilled to welcome you to The Gooden School!

Since 1975, The Gooden School has dedicated itself to fostering a nurturing student-centered environment within a supportive, caring community. We believe high-quality education must be engaging, individualized, and inspiring. We value curiosity. We celebrate differences. We pride ourselves on our commitment to others. A Gooden graduate is a student of the world with a strong moral compass guiding them towards a fulfilling and bright future. 

Finding the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for your family. At Gooden, we strive to make our admissions process thoughtful and straightforward, by acquainting you with our dynamic curriculum, hands-on programming, and inviting community. 

The Gooden School has a unique approach to education, combining rigorous academics with the arts to support the development of the whole child.  We focus on student experiences, developmentally appropriate practices and community connection.

In order to support our loving, warm, inclusive and dynamic school community, everyone at The Gooden School follows the 3Rs.  

Respect for Self
See your child thrive - confidently developing skills, opinions, and values while exploring academic, social, and creative pursuits.

Respect for Others
Our inclusive community celebrates individuality. Feel welcomed for the uniqueness your family brings through diversity of culture, background, or ethnicity.


Respect for the World
Encouraging your child to grow into a responsible global citizen by introducing community engagement opportunities which promote understanding, compassion, and empathy.

Bailey Tripp

Director of Admissions

626-355-2410 Ext. 23