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School Updates from Head of School Tao Smith

Dear Gould Families,

The heat from the past few weeks appears to have passed, which brings welcome relief to our little corner of western Maine. It has been a good summer here in Bethel, one marked more by the mundane and routine than the previous two years. Gould faculty and staff have alternated between intense planning for the upcoming year and well-deserved rest and rejuvenation with family and friends. Graduation 2022 feels like years not months past, and yet mid-August has come upon us with lightning speed, hastening the return of faculty and students to campus.
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Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.