Empower the Future
Now is the time to Empower the Future! Gulliver’s Annual Fund provides resources to enhance the Gulliver experience in a myriad of ways. The philanthropic investment of Gulliver's parents, alumni, students, faculty, staff, trustees and friends directly support, strengthen and sustain the extraordinary programs, facilities and resources that define a Gulliver education. The Annual Fund equips Gulliver with resources to Empower the Future including professional development, new technology and equipment, scholarships, facility enhancements, service learning and beyond. Everyone is able to contribute in different ways. Together our actions and investments are Empowering the Future.
Teaching + Learning
At Gulliver, we push the boundaries of traditional education. We don’t teach subjects – we teach students – students who come with different talents, abilities and learning styles. We encourage all children to challenge themselves and reach for individual academic achievement. To meet the diverse needs of our multi-talented students, we offer a wide range of academic programs and options. Pedagogical coaches and Ed Tech Integrators keep our teachers on top of the latest research and best practices. Through innovative programs such as multidisciplinary design, modeled on a class at Stanford, and Project Lead the Way, we inspire, engage and empower our students. At every age our students are asking important questions and testing the ideas that could solve the complex problems of tomorrow.
At Gulliver, we ensure that a student’s life includes not only being intellectually engaged and challenged, but also being a part of – and contributing to – a positive school and community culture. Service learning isn’t a buzzword at Gulliver, it’s a central part of who we are, and woven into our curriculum at every grade level. With empathy, respect and responsibility Gulliver students are making the world a better place.
We believe the best learning isn’t only based on theory and lecture. Our students roll up their sleeves to create, design, prototype and experiment with new ideas, transforming them into reality. Whether it’s through field work, labs, projects, internships, makerspace, travel, and research Gulliver students make the connections between the classroom and the real world.
Additionally, Gulliver offers a broad range of renowned programs across the performing and visual arts. On stage or at an easel, with a bow or with a brush, Gulliver actors, dancers, musicians and artists are bold and creative. Our arts program encourages students in every grade to explore inventive thinking and creative problem solving in every class – an invaluable lifelong skill.
Our students are also excelling and challenging themselves in sports. With 90 interscholastic teams, community sports, club teams and youth sports, there’s an athletic challenge for everyone. More than 60% of Gulliver students play at least one sport. As one of the most accomplished athletic programs in the state, our Raider teams have won 55 state championship titles in the past 2 years.
Graduation is only the beginning. The Gulliver alumni community is nearly 8,000 strong, and growing. Alumni participation in the Annual Fund serves as the most visible indication of community-wide support and school pride. Therefore, the impact of making a gift is much greater than the amount of the gift itself.
Your participation is essential. No matter what you give, every gift to the Annual Fund has a direct and immediate benefit to Gulliver students. Gifts to Gulliver empower us to hire the finest teachers, support all aspects of our 21st century learning environment and offer a tremendous range of service and leadership opportunities that make a Gulliver education distinct. Ultimately, gifts to Gulliver from alumni represent not only faith in the work of the school, but also belief in our collective future.