How We Are Different
At GPS, we understand and embrace each student’s differences: their culture and background, the way they learn, their goals for the future. We know each child and their family by name, working together to provide the education students need.
Our staff, students, and families are as diverse and vibrant as the Greater Sacramento area we serve.
“We chose GPS for being a smaller, more supportive school that my child would need.”
“My children are known, accepted, and loved.”
“I wanted a place where my biracial child was represented and not alone.”
We teach students to understand their emotions, build relationships, resolve conflict, and develop grit.
“It isn't all about what’s in a book. GPS looks at the real world with real people. Also, mental education with emotional learning is very important to us.”
“GPS has prepared my kids to enter the world with an uncommonly high level of empathy and kindness.”
We work to restore relationships rather than punish behavior.
“Our kids are seen as people and not just a problem. They now have a lot more confidence in themselves.”
“Our son attended public before Growth; there, we had to fight to get help for him. At GPS, it wasn't a fight, but a conversation with a plan.”
We root lessons in real-world, hands-on examples rather than memorization.
“Project-based learning has given my children the opportunity to develop research skills and develop their communication skills.”
“My kids have been challenged educationally with projects and hands-on ways to show their knowledge.”
We understand and embrace each student’s differences and empower them to find joy in their own learning.
“The focus on making learning fun has helped both my children foster a love for learning on their own terms, not just in school.”
“I like that the students are given the opportunity to move ahead in material if they have the ability to, while at the same time giving more help to students who need it.”
Belief that everyone is capable of excellence; holding oneself and others to high standards
Stepping into another person’s shoes; making amends
Understanding ourselves through our connections with others
Taking something that seems challenging and choosing to see it as an opportunity
Honesty; doing the right thing when no one is looking
Encouraging, supporting, and listening to others; thinking of others before yourself
Our HEROIC Values
GPS prepares all students to learn, think, and solve problems—as well as practice empathy, embrace differences, resolve conflicts, and act with integrity. Our students develop a deep understanding of themselves, others, and the world around them. As a result of their time at GPS, they will continue to grow academically, socially, and emotionally, and have a positive impact on their communities.
At GPS, we champion and encourage:
Curiosity & Love of Learning