We are so proud that you have chosen to trust your student with us at Gould.

We are a family here and it is an honor to guide students towards a life of purpose, excellence, and compassion. Our relationship with parents, grandparents, and other family members is so valued.

Gould is your school as well. This page is designed to be the first stop for any information you might need to keep track of the daily life of your student at Gould. Also, please know you can call, e-mail, or stop by any time!

Our password-protected parent portal MyGould is a great source of information just for parents: calendars, forms, the school calendar, and your student’s official academic record. This is also where you can update your contact information.

Staying Informed

Every day at Gould is full of activity, work, and adventure! Find the most up-to-date information in the following places:
  • *Look here first: MyGould is our password-protected parent portal where you can find schedules, forms, and your student’s official academic record.  
  • An email newsletter is sent to current parents 2-3 times per month. (If you'd like to change your email address, please contact
  • Your student's advisor is a helpful person to ask about things like your child's gear needs, his or her well-being, or upcoming activities.
  • Gould social media pages — Facebook, Instagram, and SmugMug

Head of School Coffee Chats (monthly)

Hosted on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00-8:30am EST
2022: September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7
2023: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3 

Find the link to join in the parent email newsletter or in MyGould > Resource Board > Head of School Coffee Chats 

If you're not able to attend "live," or if you'd like to send your question in advance, please submit it using the form, and we'll do our best to answer it during the session.

Zoom sessions are recorded and the link is shared in the News area of MyGould, on the Head of School Coffee Chats Resource Board, and in our weekly parent email newsletter.

Gould To You

Current parents, past parents, staff and alumni are invited to join other Gouldies at social gatherings around the United States to connect and share stories about Gould.  Learn more here

Ways to get involved

List of 5 items.

  • Admissions Support

    • Help the Admissions Office with Admissions Open Houses and Revisit Days.
    • Work directly with the Admissions Office on new parent outreach through phone calls and related projects such as helping host Admissions Open Houses in your town.
    • Connect potential Gould students and their families with Gould Admissions: share your experience as a Gould parent and spread the word about what Gould Academy has to offer.
  • Development/Fundraising

    • Support the Gould Fund through your time. Join the Advancement team and fellow parents in a calling night or take some calling assignments to call from your home.
  • Gould Parents’ Association

    The Gould Parents’ Association (GPA) is an organization that includes all parents of current Gould Academy Students.  As a parent, you are automatically a member!  
    GPA’s main purpose is to foster community and awareness among Gould parents.  But our parent-driven community is just the starting point: GPA connects with and supports the greater Gould community of faculty, staff, and students.  
    Our goal is to use our ideas, time, and resources to enrich our students’ experiences by collaborating with and supporting the school.  As parents involved in GPA we connect, we share ideas, we volunteer, and we share in our children’s life at Gould.  We hope you will participate!

    We welcome all parents to participate with whatever skills and time they have. Even if you live far from the Gould Academy campus or have limited time, there’s still a place for you!  

    Please join the Facebook group to show your interest.  Whether you help by planning or hosting events, supporting fundraising efforts, supporting athletic teams, or simply connecting with fellow parents, there is a place for you in GPA.  
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  • Parent Connections

    • Greet parents at GPA or other events and share your knowledge of Gould and help them make connections with other parents.
    • Help us host our parent-related on-campus events, such as the New Parent Reception, Registration, and Parent and Family Weekend.
    • Learn about Gould and other parents’ Gould experiences.
    • Organize and host (either in your home or at another venue) events for parents and alumni in various geographic regions.
    • Connect with other new and returning parents to share rides or other support.
    • Share ideas for GPA or for the greater Gould community.
  • Student Support

    • Invite and host an international or visiting student in your home over a long weekend or short holiday.
    • Help organize and donate snacks for our athletic games, school performances, and for campus receptions such as the Holiday Cookie Walk.
    • Create other ways to support our students.


List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Beth Garfield

    Beth Garfield 

    Dean of Students, Day Student Advisor
  • Photo of Laurence Leff

    Lolo Leff 

    Assistant Dean of Students and French Teacher
  • Photo of Lindsay Legare

    Lindsay Legare 

    Executive Assistant to Head of School
  • Photo of Abbey Quinn

    Abbey Quinn 09

    Director of Residential Life, Academic Skills Teacher, Dorm Head - Davidson, Field Hockey Head Coach
  • Photo of Marya Vincent

    Marya Vincent 

    Assistant Dean of Students & Registrar
  • Photo of Karen Burns

    Karen Burns 

    Director of Development
  • Photo of Denise Manning

    Denise Manning 

    Alumni Relations and Engagement Officer
  • Photo of David Thurston

    Fuzzy Thurston 67

    Alumni Relations and Engagement Officer
    (207) 824-2700
  • Photo of Kathleen Willis

    Kathleen Willis 

    Alumni Relations and Engagement Officer
  • Photo of Bradford Clarke

    Brad Clarke 

    Assistant Head of School for Teaching & Learning, Dept Chair, History Teacher, Mountain Bike Coach
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.