About GSL

What I Love About GSL

Welcome to GSL! This marvelous institution has been educating children since 1947 as a coed, private school in the heart of Midtown Memphis. While we are anchored in the historic Central Gardens neighborhood, our Preschool through eighth grade students come to us not only from midtown Memphis but from communities around the Mid-South.

As one of the city's leading independent schools, it is our mission to prepare students to become creative problem solvers, confident lifelong learners, and responsible citizens in their communities and the world. Our reputation for producing "good kids"who are in all ways ready for high school is well-known throughout the city and larger community, and we work hard to live intentionally and purposefully into our mission statement at every division level.

Our NAEYC-accredited Miss Lee’s Preschool offers a play-based curriculum that encourages children from Little Lukers (age 2) to Junior Kindergarten to seek solutions to various challenges, be they academic, social, or emotional. In Lower School (Senior Kindergarten-Grade 4), we begin our character development program and foster leadership through partnerships with younger students. Our curricula is intentionally selected and taught to foster critical thinking skills, even at the elementary level. Our Middle School program (Grades 5-8) develops the whole child—on academic, social, emotional, and physical levels—for the rigors of high school. By fostering independence through leadership opportunities and high academic standards, our students graduate fully prepared for the challenges of high school.

A GSL graduate is more than just a student ready for the next level. GSL graduates are grounded in their experience here, anchored in a loving, caring community for life. This knowledge empowers them to leave our school and chart an exciting path into high school, college, and beyond. Our alumni attend high schools throughout Memphis and are regularly involved in academic organizations, student government, sports teams, arts and theater, and other extracurricular pursuits. Our program gives them the roots needed to succeed and the wings that help them soar.

Thank you for your interest in GSL. Please explore our website and see what we have to offer. I encourage you to contact our admissions office(enroll [at] gslschool [dot] org) to schedule a tour. This is an exciting, vibrant community, and we'd love to show you more about what makes us special. I look forward to seeing you!


Thor Kvande
Head of School

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