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.
My approach to elementary science is to give the students a lot of opportunities for hands-on exploration.
Though they may look different based on region or religion, traditions involving lights during long winter nights can be found all across the world.
In The Learning Center (TLC), we have the opportunity to reimagine writing and provide students an environment where we can scaffold and personalize the experience to best meet individual needs.
At McGillis, we strive to empower our students as leaders in their learning.
Every year, our 3rd Grade Magpies dive into project-based learning through their Country Report.
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
Students of Color
Years of having respect for all
Off Campus Learning Experiences per Grade