Top Grandview Moments of 2015
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Top Grandview Moments of 2015

As 2016 begins, we would like to reflect on some of our best Grandview moments from last year. Here are our Top Grandview Moments of 2015– in no particular order: GRANDVIEW ROBOTICS SPARKS TECH-LEARNING AT GPS In January 2015, our Grandview Robotics Team participated in the FIRST LEGO League World Class Challenges. The addition of Robotics to the Grandview curriculum … Continue reading

Innovation Students Participate in Cross-Divisional Field Trip
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Innovation Students Participate in Cross-Divisional Field Trip

One of the many benefits of a small school is the ability for students to interact across divisions. The latest Innovation Program field trip took advantage of this; at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Ft. Lauderdale, middle and upper school students collaborated with lower school buddies to complete a scavenger hunt throughout … Continue reading

Grandview Student Builds New Outdoor Learning Space
Community / Upper School

Grandview Student Builds New Outdoor Learning Space

In an overgrown and under-utilized part of campus, junior Ricky Rose saw the potential of an outdoor learning and gathering space to benefit Grandview students for years to come. After viewing the site as a potential for the Innovation Program’s Endangered Species Greenhouse, Ricky noticed an opportunity and has been working since June to create … Continue reading

Innovation Program Thrives in First Year
Academics / Middle School / Upper School

Innovation Program Thrives in First Year

An algae biofuel run engine, a state of the art music studio, two beach volleyball courts, and an equal rights club for gender marginalized individuals…what do they all have in common? They are the “Passion Projects” for the new Innovation Program at Grandview Preparatory School. Launched in January as a pilot program, the 2015-2016 academic … Continue reading

Project-Based Learning at Grandview: Greenhouse Effect
Academics / Community / Upper School

Project-Based Learning at Grandview: Greenhouse Effect

Students build greenhouse to rehabilitate local endangered species For students in Grandview Preparatory School’s Innovation Program, learning is literally taking place outside of the classroom. The Innovation Program is a personalized learning experience for highly motivated high school students. The course of study is customized based on the skills and interests of the individual student, … Continue reading

Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners
Academics / Upper School

Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners

The great thing about physics is that it explains the world around us. The great thing about learning about physics is that there are so many ways to make physics lessons real and tangible to engage students in the learning process. Physics students at Grandview build slingshots to demonstrate projectile motion and learn about Newton’s … Continue reading

Robotics and Programming Classes Inspire and Engage
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Robotics and Programming Classes Inspire and Engage

We’re in the business of inspiring and cultivating passion in our students. What makes kids passionate? More often than not, it’s when they are doing, thinking, and creating— when they are engaged and invested in the learning process. Students in our new Programming and Robotics courses are doing, thinking, creating, and more. In addition to … Continue reading

Top Grandview Moments of 2014
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Top Grandview Moments of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close and our teachers, students, and staff are basking in one more week of winter break, we would like to reflect on some of our best Grandview moments this year. Here are our Top Grandview Moments of 2014– in no particular order: PRIDEVILLE Lower school students participated in their first-ever Prideville … Continue reading

Grandview Joins the Maker Movement
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Grandview Joins the Maker Movement

The Maker Movement is a growing trend across the nation and the world that takes the philosophy of “learning by doing” to another level. The idea is that students learn more from tinkering, creating, designing, and building– and this learning is active, engaging, and innovative. The learning taking place from “making” is precisely the type of … Continue reading