Academics

At Gould, we understand that each student is different. Our small size, dedicated faculty, and approach to teaching and learning allow us to meet students along their individual 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 2018-2019 Course Catalog

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Academic Deans

Dr. Brad Clarke

Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Cross Country Running Coach
Nordic Team Coach

Bio

Dr. Clarke has been teaching and coaching at Gould for over twenty years.  Over the years he has taught many courses including AP Comparative Government, AP US History, Eastern Philosophy, Psychology, and Dylan and American Culture. In his time at Gould, he has coached a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, softball, cross country, mountain biking, road cycling, and Nordic skiing.

In Dr. Clarke’s spare time he enjoys climbing mountains with his corgis, listening to music, collecting vinyl, and doing crossword puzzles. He likes long walks on the beach and has a soft side for the Carpenters, especially “Rainy Days and Mondays.” He lives in Bethel with his wife Beth, the principal of Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris. They have four children, Jeb ’12, Aiden ’15, Caleb ’16, and Liv ’19, who continue to amaze and inspire them.