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Mission, Values and Approach

Gulf Stream School Mission

Gulf Stream School empowers students to succeed, inspires intellectual curiosity, and celebrates both effort and accomplishment. The school is distinguished by a sense of family, small size, and respect for its heritage.

Gulf Stream School Values

  • Academic VigorGulf Stream School actively engages students and faculty in a challenging educational experience that fosters the skills, habits, and passion for lifelong learning.
  • CharacterGulf Stream School develops moral courage, integrity, kindness, empathy, responsibility, courtesy, and respect for different backgrounds, talents, and interests.
  • ParticipationGulf Stream School requires its students to participate in every aspect of school life, encouraging them to learn more about themselves and others, while preparing them for purposeful involvement in the local and global communities.

Gulf Stream School Approach

A Gulf Stream School education prepares students to move confidently and successfully into some of the best college preparatory schools in the country. Our graduates are known for their strong writing and study skills. Their many public speaking and performance opportunities also make them especially well-spoken and poised before an audience. Because their curiosity is nurtured and their participation in all aspects of school life is required, Gulf Stream School alumni are well-rounded, lifelong learners. 

Our program is structured, yet flexible, with an emphasis on the development of basic skills. English, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign language, computer, art, music, and physical education are required subjects. As preparation for long-term, purposeful involvement in the local and global communities, each class undertakes at least one community service project and many of our students volunteer their time to a variety of organizations outside of school as well. 

In addition to a vigorous academic program, the curriculum at Gulf Stream School encompasses arts and athletics. Teachers encourage students to explore their interests and test the limits of their abilities within a safe environment. Recognition of both effort and accomplishment motivates students to focus on and enjoy the process of learning. 

Seeds for Success is a descriptive piece that lists the characteristics that set apart a Gulf Stream education. It was developed by faculty to showcase the attributes that the School values the most.


The Gulf Stream School strategic plan helps guide the school to focus on the future while always valuing its heritage.