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Ruth Gorham often spoke eloquently about the early years of Graland when the school emphasized the three R’s -- reading, writing, and arithmetic. At Graland, the three R’s included a study of history, for “the study of a country often correlated with all the other subjects such as art, music, English composition, literature, geography, and drama.” Kindergartners and first grade studied a “country” known as home and community. Second through seventh grades studied Native Americans, China, India, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Medieval Times, the Renaissance, Colorado History, and the story of America. Imagine a curriculum centered around history. This is part of the magic of “old” Graland.

Graland Country Day School

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.