Award Year: 2020
To encourage the growth and development of each student to his or her full potential within an inclusive and caring school environment that fosters an enthusiastic love of learning, a sense of responsibility, sensitivity and appreciation of differing cultures, and an appreciation of the arts.
- Black/African American: 2%
- White: 84%
- Hispanic: 4%
- Asian: 9%
- Two or more races: 1%
Gould/Mountain School is located in North Caldwell, a small suburban town which encompasses 2.9 square miles. The Gould/Mountain School enrolls students in grades four through six and has a total population of 294 students. A strong bond among the administrators, faculty, support staff, and parents has provided the foundation to make Gould/Mountain School a model of educational excellence, as well as to establish and maintain a positive school climate that supports the academic, social and emotional growth of all of our students.
Within Gould/Mountain School creativity and imagination is nurtured and students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to think critically, respect themselves and others, and become life-long learners. All faculty and staff believe that the collaborative engagement of students in the learning process is the key to intellectual development. Cooperative learning activities and child-centered problem-solving routines are incorporated into the school day. Students are encouraged to explore, question, make decisions and express opinions in a supportive learning environment. Each day, following the morning announcements, Gould/Mountain students are encouraged to strive to "Have the Best Day Ever."