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Where Every Child is Known and Inspired to Excel, to Lead, to Care

The Dougherty family

Welcome to The Green Vale School website: a starting place to discover the aspects of our program and culture that lead to such consistent future success for our graduates. Our motto is Optima Durant which translates to 'The Best Endures'. What this means for us is a constant effort to elevate learning by knowing every child and by actively cultivating joy and strength of character within our community.

This is a special year for Green Vale as we watch daily the construction of new academic spaces that are the result of our New Gear capital campaign.  To ensure that our spaces evolve alongside the ways in which we are now teaching to prepare students for the world that awaits them, we are building a new all-school research library and maker space as well as a new Math & Science center and renovated humanities spaces. The construction makes the theme for this year all the more fitting: Flexibility. Taking time to cultivate flexibility will serve all of us through times of change and life's unexpected— this year and always.



2019 State of the School Address

I strongly believe the most authentic way to measure any school's success is by its graduates. With that in mind, Green Vale's graduates are certainly our best ambassadors. Admissions directors at premiere boarding and day high schools agree: Green Vale graduates stand out. They are grounded, capable, academically prepared, and know what it means to contribute positively to one's community.

Jesse Dougherty, Ed.D.
Head of School