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President Cliff Kling: The First 100 Days

Our President Cliff Kling's first 100 days have been filled with exciting opportunities to learn and connect with our Gulliver family. He's looking forward to his next 100 days and beyond! >>Read more. >>Watch the 100 Days Video Recap.

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Gulliver, Special Olympics Raise Over $56,000

In partnership with Special Olympics Florida, Gulliver hosted the Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete 5K Run/Walk on April 15. Participants raised more than $56,000 to support 40 athletes from Miami-Dade County. >>More on this record-setting event. 

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Jr.K Students Serve Up Fresh Farmers Market

Jr.K students learned about organic produce and the farm-to-table ethos by hosting their very own farmers market. The children served smoothies, avocado-ranch dip with fresh veggies, broccoli and cheddar quinoa bites, and more. >>More Farmers Market fun.


SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS

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National Titles for Prep Music, Dance Programs

The Prep music and dance programs are closing out the academic year on a high note, each garnering national championships just three weeks apart. Overall, both programs have had highly successful awards seasons this spring. >>Learn more.


RAIDER ATHLETICS

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Combining Academic and Athletic Success

Gulliver continued its strong tradition of producing elite student-athletes this year, with 25 seniors announcing plans to continue their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level. Many will attend highly academically-challenging schools. >>Signing Day details, + who's going where


EMPOWERING OUR FUTURE


UPCOMING EVENTS  

  • May 2, 6:15 p.m.Class of 2018 Brick Placement Ceremony 
    (for students & parents participating in the Leave a Legacy Brick Campaign)
  • May 2, 7:00 p.m. – Prep Academic Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
  • May 2, 7:30 p.m. – The Harmonies of Spring (Academy Music: Beginning and Intermediate Band, Chorus and Strings)
  • May 3, 7:00 p.m. – Grade 1 & 2 Spring Concert
  • May 5, 7:30 p.m. – Encore! (Prep Music)
  • May 8, 3:30 p.m. Students/Faculty & Staff Basketball Game
  • May 8, 6:00 p.m. – Gulliver Writes, presented by the Prep English Department
  • May 8, 7:00 p.m. – When I Grow Up (Academy Dance)
  • May 9, 8:00 a.m.Miller Drive Academic Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
  • May 9, 7:30 p.m. – The Harmonies of Spring (Academy Music:  Symphonic Band, Advanced Chorus, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra)
  • May 10, 8:15 a.m. – Montgomery Drive Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
  • May 14, 6:00 p.m. – Grade 5 & 6 Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
  • May 16, 6:00 p.m. – Grade 7 & 8 Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
  • May 23, 2:00 p.m.Class of 2018 Commencement
  • May 24, 6:00 p.m. – Sr.K Graduation (by invitation only)
  • May 25 Last Day of School

>>Full activities calendar


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HEAD OF SCHOOL'S CORNER

As we head into the homestretch of an incredibly productive and successful year, a few different strands of the work we have done this year have come together in my mind. This is the time of year when we are seeing and celebrating both the culmination of the work begun by students and faculty at the start of the year, and thinking about what we plan to do next year. >>"performance reviews" and more.


ALUMNI CONNECTION

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Inaugural Legacy Family Brunch

On April 14, Head of School Frank Steel and his wife, Betsy, opened their home to host Gulliver's first-ever Legacy Family Brunch. It was a chance for current and incoming legacy families – alumni with children who are attending or will be joining us this upcoming school year – to get to know each other. >>Why carrying on Raider tradition matters, and more.

 

Lady Raiders Luncheon

On April 25, Libby Witherspoon '88, P '25 and BNY Mellon hosted 20 alumnae for Gulliver's annual Lady Raiders Luncheon. Anna Kearney, associate director for finance at BNY Mellon, spoke to the group about the economic impact of social equality. She led a discussion on her recent research in conjunction with the UN about increased performance of companies and organizations with women in leadership roles, as well as the barriers that women must overcome to attain these roles. >>View photos.

 

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