Getting to Know Us
With 60 acres of forest and meadows, The Grammar School creates, on a daily basis, a palpable connection with the outdoors. The setting offers unique opportunities for our core classroom activities. Several of our teachers are trained in and implement A Forest in Every Classroom, a program developed by the National Park Service to educate students to become responsible citizens. Through this program, students begin to understand the places in which they live and the real life natural and manmade forces impacting their communities. This program encourages students to be stewards of their own communities.
Additionally, our seventh graders spend 8-12 weeks outdoors studying the science and economy of forests. Students and faculty end this unit with a trip to Mount Moosilauke in New Hampshire to further their understanding of forest ecosystems.
In an ever-increasing number, our students are creating outdoor art installations throughout campus. Currently there are six outdoor installations ranging from stone carvings to murals.
Whether using our outdoor climbing wall, high and low challenge course developed by High-5 Adventure in Brattleboro, or the many trails we use for hiking, running, and XC skiing, the Physical Skills Development program uses all outdoor resources to offer children an extensive selection physical activities. TGS also hosts two XC Running Invitationals in the fall and The Putney Bill Koch League XC Ski program uses our campus and adjoining properties during the winter season.
Our unique setting offers limitless outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for our students.