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Giving Back and Paying Forward

The Gregory School Mission incorporates four major areas of emphasis: scholarship, character, leadership and service. These are at the core of our school DNA and play out on a daily basis through the actions of our students and faculty. Just last Friday a group of middle school students and faculty traveled to Tucson Medical Center to help honor and celebrate local centenarians. Students designed and fabricated 54 boxes in the Fab Lab to give to the senior citizens being honored at the special event.

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When asked by a member of the news media why he wanted to spend his time working on such a project, a TGS student replied, “Because it’s a lot more important to do things for others than for ourselves.” Aside from the tears generated in the eyes of the TGS chaperones upon hearing this, it was a concrete reminder of the character our students exude and the priority placed on service. We are proud of this special school community and continue to be vigilant in sustaining these priorities.


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Giving Back and Paying Forward: Members of The Gregory School Middle East Peace Alliance hosted a pre-Ramadan lunch and social gathering for Syrian youth who have relocated to Tucson after fleeing conflict in their home country. The Middle East Peace Alliance works to educate our Gregory School and Tucson communities about the cultures and traditions of the Middle East and to raise funds for youth and families who have fled violence and conflict in the Middle East.

Our school exists today because visionary community members came together nearly 40 years ago to assemble a sweet little independent school along the Rillito in Tucson. Alumni, alumni parents, trustees and community members long before us invested in the program, the infrastructure, and most importantly, the culture of scholarship, character, leadership and service. The culture continues, as do the ongoing needs to keep the school vibrant and sustainable. We are dependent on the continued investment of current parents, grandparents and community members who help “pay it forward” for the current and future generations of Hawks. Thank you for investing in The Gregory School. In the words of one of our own students, “It’s a lot more important to do things for others than for ourselves.”

With appreciation,

Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.

Head of School


The Stilt Walkers Dr. Julie Sherrill
Dr. Julie Sherrill has spent over 20 years in educational leadership. Her academic credentials include an M.S. in Education Administration and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Curriculum Development and Teacher Professional Development.

The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions, they found movements, they invent technology, they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so.

Dr. Julie Sherrill

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