By serving as Peer Leaders, our ninth graders share their energy and talent with students and teachers throughout the school. Whether they are helping with sixth grade math or pre-k gym, Peer Leaders develop new skills and greater confidence.
For me, the multitude of opportunities for GCDS ninth graders, from sports captain to ninth grade rep to Peer Leader, fostered leadership skills that were vital throughout high school. After having sung in the Upper School musical, taught Spanish to a fifth grade class, and made announcements in front of the entire school, doing a history presentation as a new sophomore at GA seemed easy.” - Jessie Stuart ’07, Greenwich Academy ’10, Stanford University ’14
In serving as an approachable resource for their peers and making crucial decisions when an infraction of the Honor Code occurs, members of the Honor Board not only deepen their own character, they learn how to influence in positive ways the character and choices of others.
As an eighth grader I was on two varsity teams. Seeing the leadership of the ninth graders on those teams made me want to be a part of the unique ninth grade sport experience.” - Parker Holbrook ’11, Millbrook School ’14
Meeting with faculty and administrators, organizing school events, and speaking for their class at gatherings such as school assemblies and the Admissions Open House, Upper School representatives gain poise, confidence, and important decision-making skills.