As we were considering moving across the country for jobs in Utah, an important priority for us was finding a school that would nurture and support our children and would provide a community for us as a family. Our visit day at McGillis sealed the deal, and we have not looked back. We are so grateful to McGillis for welcoming us into the fold.
When you enter the hallways of McGillis, you know it is different. There is a celebration of each child as a unique individual and an investment in each child to be their very best selves. Just as importantly, there is a prioritization of the community, which teaches our children to think beyond themselves. As we have pivoted to COVID, the value of McGillis has never been clearer. Our children have benefited greatly from in-person education, and we felt incredibly confident with the safety measures and the transparent communication during this time. We are new to The McGillis School, but we already consider ourselves Forever Magpies!"
Melissa & Kevin Watt, parents of Jonah '22 & Sarah '26
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.
Reading Buddies is a favorite activity among students and teachers and a wonderful way to build community within the Lower School.
Along the way, Amy realized that McGillis provided something special for her children.