Preschool and Kindergarten are pivotal years for growth and development. Golden Pond School understands that a child's natural curiosity is fueled through a rich and challenging environment with a multi-sensory curriculum. Now is the time to start your child's love of learning at GPS!
Meet our GPS Families! At Golden Pond School we are more than a school, we are a community. These families have shared their experiences and love for our school with you. Their heartfelt stories show why Golden Pond School shines above the rest. Our outstanding curriculum, quality staff, dedication and loving environment are apparent in each and every profile.
Every August, Golden Pond School teachers, assistant teachers and administrators gather for Teacher Training. New and returning faces eagerly set up their classrooms and become students for the week! Kathie Burrell, owner of GPS for 15 years, always creates an exciting and inspired presentation. One of this year's training topics revisited a necessary but favorite theme - a child-centered classroom. Additional training examined the special magic that regular routines give to an early childhood classroom.
"Because of Mrs. Rocha and Mrs. Culfogienis, our daughter thrived this year and we were delighted to see her grow in ways that we had only dreamed about...We have seen the amazing effect their teaching skills.. have had on our daughter. She has simply soared in their care, not just academically, but also socially and emotionally. She talks at home about her teachers frequently.. makes connections between what she's done at school to what we're doing at home. Her love of learning is truly evident, and her communication skills continue to grow and astound us. She plays with children in a way we had never seen before and both initiates and engages in conversations with others. She no longer cries or hides when adults talk to her, and she has joined her first ballet class with confidence and enthusiasm. Her teachers saw more in her, pushed her out of her comfort zone and consequently, she excelled. As an LCPS elementary school teacher of 15 years, I know firsthand the incredible amount of work that goes on to create success of this nature."