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GSS at a Glance

Gulf Stream School is a nonprofit institution governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. It has an enrollment of 250 students, 50+ teachers and staff, a library, a computer center, a gymnasium, an auditorium, two art studios, two science laboratories, a music studio, and eighteen classrooms. The overall Gulf Stream student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1 and we strive to have no more than eighteen students per classroom.

The Pre-Primary grades consist of Pre-Kindergarten (ages three and four) and Kindergarten. In Pre-Kindergarten there are two classrooms combined with three-and four-year-olds. Each classroom has two teachers and there is a teaching assistant who travels between the classrooms. In Kindergarten there are two classrooms with one teacher and one teaching assistant in each.

The Lower School consists of Grades One through Four. There are two sections of each grade. In Grade One there is one teacher and an assistant in each classroom when core subjects are being taught. Children in Grades Two through Four remain with their homeroom teachers for reading, English, writing, mathematics and social studies and travel to other classrooms and teachers for science, computer, Spanish, physical education, art, music, drama, and library.

The Upper School consists of Grades Five through Eight. There are two homerooms with two teachers each per grade. The students move throughout the campus according to their specific schedules for all subjects. Their academic day concludes at 2:20 p.m. Between 2:20 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., all students have one hour of sports and one hour of study hall.

A typical day at Gulf Stream School starts at 8:10 a.m. for all students. PreK-3 students conclude their day at 11:30 a.m. Students in PreK-4 through Grade Four conclude their day at 2:20 p.m. Students in Grades Five and Six may leave at 3:15 p.m. or may remain in study hall until the remaining Upper Schoolers are dismissed at 4:15 p.m. An After School Program is available from 2:20 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. for students in PreK-4 through Grade Four.