Brian Fisher | April 19, 2012
A Gould Academy student share her insights into what it's like to be a student at Gould. Two programs that she shares will strike viewers as setting Gould apart.
The first is Gould's On Snow program. Adjacent to Sunday River ski area, Gould encourages and designs its programs so that students make maximum use of their 'backyard' outdoor opportunities. On Snow program puts as many students as possible on snow during the winter in capacities that allow students to grow in a variety of directions- as ski racers, as ski instructors for children.
During the winter, Gould 'flips' two days a week with students hitting the mountain first thing in the morning, then, returning to campus for classes in the evening.
Viewers will also be struck by Gould's Farm and Forest Program.
In place of a traditional afternoon athletic requirement, students can gain first hand experience in working on and running the school's farm. Animals and crops from the farm make into the school's dining hall and the farm uses school waste in composting.
Gould features strong small class, discussion driven academics shaped by an engaged faculty. A strong arts program that offers another uniquely Gould class- blacksmithing.
Evenings feature traditional study hall and library hours.
Weekend are highlighted by activities ranging from relaxing to intense- shopping to ice climbing.