Student Life at Gould isn’t all about academics, athletics, on-snow programs, or even the arts (although we excel in providing exceptional experiences in all of those areas), it’s about friendship, mentorship, and being a part of a community. We recognize that you have your own unique interests and curiosities. Gould provides a balanced experience that includes belonging to a community that will challenge and support you, and having direct access to programs, traditions, and everyday life experiences that shape who you are as an individual and as a community member.
After all, Gould Life is about you – who you are right now and who you can become – and taking advantage of the many opportunities that await you.
They are a part of any culture, including ours for over 180 years.
From social events to celebrating our outstanding natural surroundings together, our many traditions keep our community tightly knit. These are just a few to keep in mind:
Every student is assigned to a team based on their dorm; day students compete as their own team. Residential Rumbles range from impromptu trivia at assemblies to large all-day events like Winter Carnival. At the end of the school year, the team with the most points is awarded the coveted golden Adirondack chair to be displayed in front of their dorm.
Each December, Bingham Gymnasium is transformed into a wintery wonderland for Snowball – complete with a live big band and dancing! Additionally, our annual Yulefest Concert and gingerbread decorating events take place leading up to this festive dance.
Much like Mountain Day, one day in February classes are canceled and the entire community takes part in Winter Carnival. Residential Rumble Teams compete in field games with a winter twist; notable events have included the human sled dog race and the two-person nordic ski race.
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.