Gould to Construct Giant Sign

April 1, 2017
April Fools Day

Artist rendering to scale of the proposed and funded Gould sign project.

Gould Academy is pleased to announce the installation of a 45 foot tall, 125 foot wide “Gould” sign on the back side of Barker Mountain, facing campus.

“That iconic view of the Mahoosucs from campus is just going to get better with this gigantic sign,” says Matt Ruby, Head of School. “Everyone is trying to advertise their schools in different and unique ways, we thought this would really set us apart.”


“Everyone is trying to advertise their schools in different and unique ways, we thought this would really set us apart.”

– Head of School Matt Ruby


Construction on the sign will begin immediately and likely take a year to complete. The sign was paid for through a fundraising campaign called “The Really Big Campaign to Build a Really Big Gould Sign on the Side of a Mountain.” (TRBCTBARBGSOTSOAM) A final ribbon-cutting is set to take place on April 1, 2018.

“This started as a ‘pie in the sky’ conversation, and escalated quickly. I was astonished at how much TRBCTBARBGSOTSOAM resonated within our community.” says Gould Chief Advancement Officer Jeff Candura.

“We are going to need a really big ribbon,” Ruby quipped.

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