Give with Meaning
The Family of Funds was created to give you the opportunity to support the yearly needs of the school while also pursuing your personal philanthropic passion. When you give to Graland, you may choose to support any of the following areas of our program that are meaningful to you, knowing that Graland will put your dollars to work improving the student experience and providing an exceptional environment for learning.
Area of Greatest Need:Graland leaders will apply your gift to support critical areas of the school’s operating budget that directly benefit every student, every teacher and every program every day.
Financial Aid:Graland is committed to making its program affordable for qualified students from all backgrounds and to actively recruiting and maintaining a diverse student body. Your gift supports this effort to fund financial aid awards.
Facilities and Campus Safety: Graland is focused on providing a safe, secure teaching and learning environment for students, faculty and staff. Gifts also aid in keeping Graland’s buildings and seven acres of grounds in top shape.
Innovation and Technology: Innovation can transform lives and challenge students to be creative problem-solvers. Graland students understand that, when used responsibly, technology can enhance critical thinking and effective communication. Giving to innovation and technology ensures the integration of innovation into all aspects of our program.
Faculty Professional Development:Graland believes that professional development is a major catalyst for increasing expertise, keeping motivation high, expanding thinking skills and nurturing a growth mindset. Your investment in our faculty’s lifelong learning directly affects our curricula and the quality of academic learning at Graland.
* The Graland Annual Fund Family of Funds supports our students and faculty in the current academic year through the school’s operating budget. Should contributions exceed a designation’s budgeted need, the school will redirect contributions to the area of greatest need. All undesignated gifts will be applied to the area of greatest need.
Rhombus? Vertices? Subitizing? These high-level mathematical terms are not typically associated with an early childhood math program. However, studies show that a child’s math skills at kindergarten entry are a better predictor of future academic success than reading skills, social skills or the ability to focus.
Students in David Hill’s math class practiced the art of “almost,” “around,” and “close to” this week with a lesson in estimation. Estimation is an important component of mathematical reasoning and, on this day, students used rational number operations and their growing computational fluency to quickly arrive at a reasonable answer. “Efficiency and flexibility matter,” says Dr. Hill, “but we need to aim for accuracy first.”
Are you a Patriot, Loyalist or Neutralist? The answer was relevant this week in history class when seventh graders re-enacted the Second Continental Congress, the meeting in 1776 where American colonists decided to declare their independence from Great Britain. To demonstrate their understanding of the issues surrounding this decision, each student impersonated a delegate with one of three political perspectives.
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.