When students have access to answers, math is no longer about only getting the right answers, but about focusing student attention on the process of learning math.
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.
In recognizing that each individual family bears the primary responsibility for financing a student’s education cost, The McGillis School maintains a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community.
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.
Gather with your family of witches, mummies, goblins and ghosts, to show off your best carving skills. Organize a Spooky-Zoom with friends for a virtual carving party and costume parade.
We appreciate Dave Mochel taking the time to present to the Parent Association on Wednesday morning. His presentation on the Hearty Child- A peaceful and powerful approach to parenting in a time of uncertainty and challenge was well received by those in attendance.
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
Students of Color
Years of having respect for all
Off Campus Learning Experiences per Grade