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First, if you haven’t already visited our campus, I encourage you to schedule a visit if you can. It’s impossible to underst和 what makes us unique without walking our distinct campus, 与正规买球app排行的学生和教师见面, 并亲自了解FGS. 第二个, if you are just starting the process of looking at schools, 或者即将做出决定, 你应该考虑一些事情. You will spend anywhere from one to four years living, working, 和 玩 at the school you choose. Your school will be your home away from home 和 many of your friendships will last a lifetime. The most important thing to consider is the people with whom you will spend those years – the faculty 和 your fellow students – 和 the overall feel of campus life. The best metric of a school's success is the people it attracts, 它给他们提供的机会, 以及学生们如何利用这些机会. 当你参观学校时, I encourage you to "go with your gut” – is this a place you can imagine yourself thriving? 

FGS offers many things only possible in a school of 300 students: the chance to know 和 be known by every fellow student; the individualized care for students only possible when every faculty member knows every student by name; multiple early opportunities for leadership 和 discovery. If you enjoy being known well by your friends 和 your teachers, if you enjoy developing friendships with peers from around the country 和 the world, 如果你喜欢学习, 玩, 和 creating in an environment in which it is safe to try, 失败, 再试一次, 然后你会喜欢正规买球app排行的学校. We believe that real learning happens best when put into action, 无论主题是物理, 小提琴, 一个区域防守, 或者领导力——当学生们真正采取行动时, 增量风险. 在投篮, you will have more opportunities than at larger schools to put theory into practice – to experience the rewarding thrill of learning from risk – 和, 作为一个结果, 将学习指数.

在投篮, you will have more opportunities than at larger schools to put theory into practice – to experience the rewarding thrill of learning from risk – 和, 作为一个结果, 将学习指数.

 

Think about it this way: There are in essence three buckets in our lives. The first is filled with all the things you already know you are good at; the things that you know you like to do 和 feel confident in, 不管那是科学课, 一种语言, 一种乐器, 一项运动——或者是所有的运动. 然后是第二个桶, 充满了不太熟悉的东西, 或者你从来没试过. Maybe you’ve never tried acting, or never really tried to like math. The third bucket is for those things you know you don’t like. Maybe it’s something you’ve written off, as in: “I’m never doing that.“关键是, 当谈到选择学校的时候, if you make your decision based only on the things in the first bucket, 你可能会在一年后意识到, 或两年, or 10, that you’ve limited yourself in ways you can’t yet imagine. Our competitive advantage is that we’ve created an environment in which you as a high school student can develop the confidence to take risks both in the areas you already love 和 excel, 和, 最重要的是, in trying the things that are less familiar or you never would have considered before. 

正规买球app排行的创始人, 弗雷德里克·甘恩, 关心, 和 what we continue to emphasize today through our programs, 人的地方, is you developing your character such that you are ready to put it to work in the world as an active citizen. IT不只是做正确的事, 但是要学会适应挑战自己, 和挑战, secure in the knowledge that the teachers 和 friends around you believe in you.

So when you choose your bucket – 和 choose your school – think about how you can become that person you can’t even imagine yet; a person who can go out into the world with an appropriate kind 和 level of confidence 和 be someone who literally makes the world a better place by engaging with it 和 serving other people. That’s what our founder did 和 that’s the definition of a FGS graduate. If you’re up for the challenge, we hope you see yourself here.

真诚地,
彼得•贝克
学校的负责人

正规买球app排行的创始人, 弗雷德里克·甘恩, 关心, 和 what we continue to emphasize today through our programs, 人的地方, is you developing your character such that you are ready to put it to work in the world as an active citizen.

彼得·贝克尔的生物

彼得·W.E. Becker became 弗雷德里克·冈恩学派’s 11th head of school in 2012. 新奥尔良人和曼哈顿人, 彼得就读于塔夫脱学校(沃特敦), Connecticut) 和 then earned a Bachelor of 艺术 degree with distinction in religious studies from the University of Virginia 和 a master’s degree in history from Yale University.

彼得从劳伦斯维尔学校来到FGS, 码, 新泽西, where he served as a master of history 和 interdisciplinary studies, 舍监, 系主任, 和教练. He led the redesign of the Interdisciplinary Program’s curriculum, 寻求不同的指导方式, encourage 和 inspire students to learn 和 communicate. Peter was also the director of the Humanities Program, coached squash 和 tennis 和 held Lawrenceville’s Shutt 教师 chair for four years. Prior to his eight year tenure at The Lawrenceville School, he had a career as an investment banking 和 venture capital analyst.

Peter is a board member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, 纽约家长联盟, 华盛顿蒙特梭利学校. He is also a member of The Headmasters Association 和 the Executive Committee for the North American Boarding School Initiative started by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), a committee of national school leaders charged with developing the association’s advocacy for the enduring value of boarding school education. Peter is actively engaged in the study 和 development of character education 和 has presented frequently on its importance in the moral formation of students, their long-term success 和 engagement in civic life.
 
彼得和他的妻子, 艾米茱莉亚, 一个有成就的作家和演说家, 是三个孩子的骄傲父母吗, 一分钱, 威廉, 和部.