Prior to becoming a school, GHS was a successful tutoring service. So, serving a diverse community of students is a natural part of our history. Small class sizes, a thoughtfully-designed curriculum delivered by experienced and caring teachers, effective educational partnerships between teachers, parents and students, and a school culture that supports steady academic achievement and strong character development ensures that GHS students are well-prepared for high school and for successful lives as global citizens.
Our program emphasizes a personalized approach through differentiated instruction assuring that we are meeting individual student needs. Because of this, students progress at a comfortably challenging pace and most studnets are prepared for advanced placement courses in public high school or entrance into private high school. To ensure proper alignment between our curriculum and the state standardized test, the school incorporates the State of California’s Curriculum Standards as we design and refine curriculum to meet the needs of our 21st century graduates. Our Technology education follows the National Educational Technology Standards Project.
We match the curriculum to the particular level of each child and our small class sizes and differentiated teaching approach enables us to challenge students at varying ability levels. We don’t push children beyond their natural abilities. If a student needs additional help in a particular area, our small class sizes and ability-level grouping enables that student to receive the instruction he or she needs in an environment that promotes self-confidence. Similarly, if a student is capable of more learning and ready for knowledge, he/she is given the opportunity to progress at his/her own pace. If a student is functioning above his/her grade level and is socially and emotionally prepared for an additional challenge, we will discuss with parents the possibility of advancing him/her to the appropriate level.