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2017 State of the School Address


The Dougherty family

Welcome to The Green Vale School website: a starting place to discover the vibrancy of our School program and culture. Our school motto is Optima Durant which translates to 'The Best Endures'. What this means for us is a constant effort to elevate learning through a deep engagement with the community.

The 2017-2018 school year marks the 95th year for The Green Vale School. This milestone signifies the ongoing success of our school and makes the theme for this year all the more fitting: Gratitude. Taking time to cultivate gratitude is an important part of character education and with pro-active attention, can become a lasting habit.

Like we did with Balance this past year, we will weave the Gratitude theme into lessons, classroom displays, student projects, assemblies, and more throughout the school year. I am personally grateful to be part of such a thoughtful and committed community; I look forward to our students' exploration of all that they have been given – and all that they have to give in return.

Watch Dr. Jesse Dougherty's Fathers' Day Address hereI strongly believe the most authentic way to measure any school's success is to meet its graduates. With that in mind, Green Vale's graduates are certainly our best ambassadors. Admissions Directors at premiere boarding and day schools agree: Green Vale graduates stand out. They are confident, competent, well-mannered personifications of our motto: Inspired to Excel, to Lead, to Care.

Jesse Dougherty, Ed.D.
Head of School


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