Our lives at GMC aren’t confined or defined by our classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls. The passions and ideas ignited here spill out into the hallways, the courtyards, and the residence halls. They’re discussed on late nights around a fire or quietly considered next to the soft babbling of the Poultney River. We take our ideas to Main Street, we make unlikely allies that become close friends, and we always aspire to broaden our community. Inclusivity is second nature, and as a result, our lives here are vibrant, activities are engaging, and the connections that we make here are genuine and last a lifetime.
There are no walls here between the life of the mind, a drive to do good, and everyone’s need to have fun; these barriers were knocked down long ago.
To “connect” means so much more than plugging in and plugging away. It means jumping in; finding your people and living your passion. This comes easily when there are more than 30 clubs, activities and teams to partake in. From Ultimate Frisbee, The Wild Life Society, Model United Nations, and Drum Line a wide range of Athletics and outdoor adventure programs, life at GMC reads like a choose your own adventure novel. We spend countless hours exploring the miles of rivers, streams, and mountains beyond the campus boundaries, and in our hometown of Poultney, Vermont, we take sustainability projects to the next level, forging partnerships with our neighbors and instilling deep bonds within our community. We’re a small school that prides itself in offering big opportunities for you to connect classroom work with hands-on activities, like installing solar panels, working directly with area elementary students, driving oxen in our fields or delivering newborn lambs in the campus barns.
Coming Here is Coming Home
When you walk around campus, everyone knows you and acceptance is a given. Be your awesome, weird self and you can’t go wrong. There are no cliques, no judgments – welcome to what High School social life should have been.
Incoming students are warmly received by a campus of thinkers and doers with a shared interest in creating a stronger community and a better world, and it really matters – in many ways, coming here feels like coming home: everyone is part of the family at GMC. Step it up a notch and join one of our nine specialty living floors, where committed and passionate individuals with shared visions of sustainability, creative arts, activism, and other themes cook together, study together, and do everything they can to immerse themselves in what they love.
Wherever life leads, our students make the connection between classroom and world. Most of all, we get out, we have fun, and we do good.