Students at The Gooden School wear a uniform. We do this because it is our belief that there is value in a sense of belonging, in acknowledging respect for self and others, and in having students dressed in a similar manner. There is no comparison of clothing styles, logos, price points, or name brands. Students (and parents) are relieved of the stress and conflict that often lies in discussions about dress. Finally, having a uniform helps each child enter into their day mentally prepared for school and feeling part of a larger community. We ask that students and parents follow the uniform and dress code policies not because we strive for uniformity, but because of our belief in the 3Rs that informs all that we do at Gooden.
Hot Lunch Program
Gooden School students have the option of purchasing a hot lunch five days a week. The school's hot lunch program, run by Chef Leslie Blythe Miller, provides meals cooked fresh each day.
Chef Leslie Blythe Miller is a former Gooden parent and has been cooking hot lunch for the students since 2004. She is a personal chef, caterer, cooking class instructor, and blogger. She is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and studied at La Varenne in Paris. For more information on Leslie, how to create an account, and some sample menus, please click here.