Academics

At Gould we understand that each student is different. Our small size, dedicated faculty, and approach to teaching and learning allows us to meet students where they are along their own continuum of academic and social development.

  • We offer a challenging core curriculum that prepares students for college and beyond.
  • Our Blended Learning Program allows students and teachers to customize the academic experience in ways that improve learning and provide the flexibility to explore opportunities outside of the classroom.
  • Our new Marlon Family IDEAS Center and our one-to-one laptop initiative provide the physical and digital tools required for success in a world that is increasingly reliant on ideas, analysis, and innovation.
  • We offer a unique breadth of programming for a school of 250, and we challenge our students to try new pursuits where they often discover their passions.

We believe that where there is risk there is reward, and we provide layers of support to help guide our students down their respective paths.

One student at a time, we help each become the best version of his or herself.

View the 2017-2018 Course Catalog

Academic Deans

Thomas Whittington

Dean of Academics
Science Teacher
B.A. Dartmouth College
M.A. Stanford University
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach

Bio

Mr. Whittington has over 30 years’ experience in boarding schools, where he has served as an administrator, science teacher, and coach. “I understand that adolescence is a time of profound developmental change and I am dedicated to helping students learn to use their minds well, as they develop an understanding of who they are and who they may become.” As Dean of Academics and a science teacher, Mr. Whittington cares greatly about the environment and is passionate about helping his students find ways to appreciate and preserve the natural habitat and the resources upon which we all depend. A varsity soccer player at Dartmouth College, he remains a dedicated fan of both the sport and those who participate.

Dr. Brad Clarke

Associate Dean of Academics
History Department Chair
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Cross Country Running Coach
Nordic Team Coach

Bio

Dr. Clarke has been teaching at Gould for over 15 years. Prior to Gould he was a visiting instructor at Mount Holyoke College, a teaching assistant at Brandeis University and Harvard University, and a research assistant at Harvard. At Gould, Dr. Clarke’s  many classes include AP Government and AP United States History. He loves trail running, Nordic skiing, playing baseball, his record collection, house painting, the Bethel Outing Club (he is the former president), and coaching youth sports. The rest of the time is spent catching his breath. Dr. Clarke and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Bethel and have four children: Jeb ’12, Aiden ’15, Caleb ’16, and Livy ‘19.