Teaching in the middle school at Graland Country Day School is a multi-faceted experience. We start with the fundamental belief that teaching middle school students is about building relationships. Teachers are responsible for fostering in students a love of learning and the development of skills necessary to be successful. Math, English, Science, & History teachers teach one grade level and form a strong team, whose charge is to create continuity in students' experiences, including developing central themes and interdisciplinary units, common expectations for student work and behavior, the integration of technology, and the management of students' academic and social wellbeing. Each team member serves as an advisor within their respective grade levels. World Language and Visual and Performing Arts teachers work with a range of grade levels and are members of departmental teams. They may serve as advisors as well. Our middle school experience calls for teachers to recognize that working with this age group requires a variety of roles and a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
About Graland Country Day School
Graland Country Day School is a dynamic learning community having a commitment to academics, athletics, the arts, diversity, service learning, and community responsibility for children from pre kindergarten through the 8th grade. The school balances strong traditions with a progressive orientation for student learning. Teachers at Graland are highly valued as educators and challenged to model life-long learning as they grow both professionally and personally. Over 50% of faculty hold advanced degrees and many have been at Graland for 10 or more years. The school strongly encourages and supports a wide variety of professional development opportunities for its faculty.
Graland is centrally located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver, near the Cherry Creek district and three miles from the center of Denver – allowing for a quality of life that combines living in an urban environment with the ability to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the beautiful Rocky Mountain region