PAST PARENTS REMEMBER GRALAND: PART ONE
It is time for former Graland parents to praise this school. In Mrs. Gorham’s book celebrating the country day school at 30 Birch Street, she excerpted letters parents had written about their children’s experience at the school.
“We all loved every teacher. Georgia Nelson was one of the finest people I have ever known. When Jimmy and Bruce went to Graland, it was a rather unrealistic Utopia: no marks; no criticism; every class, every course, fun.”- Mrs. James Arneill
“Memories of Graland hurrying back. It’s like walking into water. Every step takes you deeper. Georgia Nelson cared that our children learned to love learning.It was magic and. . . the memories will stay with us always. Thank you, Graland, for being a big and permanent chunk in all our lives.” - Bruce and Dorothy Dines
“The faculty and staff always seemed to be there for your benefit and encouragement. With small classes and excellent teacher leadership, individual progress was possible. Graland was always a homey place where it was easy to talk over problems. Miss Nelson’s understanding and her brother’s keen perception often solved the problem before it became much of anything. . . “ -Mrs. John Jordan
“ A certain aura of excellence pervaded Graland, not only in the classroom, but in the assemblies, and the recreational activities. . . Georgia Nelson was the guiding spirit in fostering an atmosphere of productive harmony between faculty and students, but due credit must also be given to an outstanding group of teachers.”
“There are many things that meant a lot to us: the quality of the instruction, the obvious individual attention given to each student, and the opportunities for each to participate in the many extracurricular activities. . . there was a real caring for the individual.” -Blanche Cowperthwaite
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.