Life at The Gooden School in Sierra Madre is a rare and wonderful experience. It is a challenging independent school academic setting; it is a hub of creativity as demonstrated by our fine music and art programs; it is compassionate and far-reaching made possible through all of our activities devoted to making the world a better place; it is a rich and diverse spiritual experience; and it represents a balanced philosophy of tradition, innovation, and vision.
Time and time again, I have current and former parents say to me that The Gooden School has been a significant part in the formation of their children’s lives. They often mention a specific teacher or activity that has served as a catalyst in guiding their child in the direction of their true passions or talents. Parents comment on the serenity of the private school’s setting while also appreciating the diversity in curriculum and the nurturing approach offered to their children.
Each time I hear comments such as these, I know The Gooden School is on the right path. It reinforces for me that our private school offers what our students need and want. It tells me that we are helping to shape the minds and lives of these children who will eventually place their imprint on others and the world around them. Most importantly, it emphasizes for me that we always have and will continue to work together to ensure that the Gooden experience is truly unique, productive, and meaningful.