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Picture This: All-School Commons and Center for the Arts

Through educational programming and practices, GFS seeks to create a campus and extended community that, in every respect, models and exemplifies a world in which we want to live; a world that witnesses and demonstrates the values of equity, peace, stewardship, simplicity, and integrity; and a world that sees the uniqueness in each individual.

Construction of a New Common Space for All and Academic Facility for the Arts

We seek to expand the School’s impact by removing barriers and supporting greater socio-economic diversity, fortifying our strong community and program, and developing partnerships that enable GFS to extend our mission and reach.

The creation of the All-School Commons and Center for the Arts will be accomplished through a transformative renovation of Smith Gym and the construction of a new, three-story building adjacent to the Gym and to Loeb Auditorium, connecting the two structures. When completed, the new facility will have a sweeping impact on the student experience and life at GFS.

Drawing of the Smith Gym as the new lunch room
"The rich cultural traditions of a school's students offer design opportunities. Embracing them is a mark of respect that tells students that where they come from matters as much as where they're going to."
- Helen Hirsch Spence, educational consultant, VS Furniture