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Welcome to McGillis

AN INDEPENDENT PRIVATE SCHOOL IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE

At The McGillis School, we inspire and prepare our learners for a lifetime of creating a better world.

Lower School

Kindergarten - Grade 5

Our Lower School classrooms are filled with excitement and discovery as students engage in daily hands-on activities and discussions with peers, facilitated by our caring and masterful teachers.  Students have the opportunity to engage with a variety of adults, not only their homeroom teachers, but also the specialists who will teach them throughout their lower school years.  
 

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Middle School

Grades 6 - 8

Our Middle School is a place to belong and to become, in which students are well-known and appreciated as unique individuals. The energy is happy and high in our hallways, as students view school as a safe and joyful place. Students know that they will be supported at every turn by caring and charismatic mentors, and compassionate friends.

 

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The Learning Center

Learning Differences Program

The Learning Center offers a program that is unlike any other program in Salt Lake City for children with language-based learning differences. Our program offers a full-day educational program for students with language-based learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, and who have a strong ability and desire to learn.
 

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McGillis moments

What Does Kindergarten Assessment Look Like During COVID-19?

The McGillis School is reimagining best practices for assessing our applicants for the 2021/2022 school year.  And our first applicants each year are our youngest -  our upcoming kindergarten students. Traditionally, we have held in-person group assessments in our classrooms with our kindergarten teachers on Saturday mornings in December for our siblings of current families and in January or February for families new to our community.

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McGillis community

Inspiring and preparing our community for a lifetime of creating a better world

Meet a Magpie

At McGillis, I learned how to learn. I learned that I didn’t have to know everything when I encountered a new situation – I just needed to know how to ask questions, when to listen, and ultimately, to believe that I was capable of mastering something new.“
~ Frances Dingivan, Class of 2012

The McGillis School provided me a foundation for sustained academic success in high school and now college. Most importantly, it taught me to never stop seeking out knowledge and to never stop learning."
~ Max Gruber, Class of 2013

McGillis is different because community really matters and the mission is at the forefront of everything we do. Taking the time to stop, actively listen and support children is what all teachers  at McGillis excel in. Caring and kindness matter." 
~Suky Stewart, Teacher

Academically, McGillis helped to prepare me to go to an elite liberal arts college by teaching me how to write eloquently, read carefully, and think critically about pressing issues. Even more valuable, McGillis taught me about being a good person and set me up to be successful in school and in life."
~Gwen Orme, Class of 2015

8:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

21%

Students of Color

386

Enrollment

30

Years of having respect for all

~9

Off Campus Learning Experiences per Grade