We feel that there is no better way to convey the culture of The Gifford School than through the words and experiences of our parents and guardians, students and staff.

The following excerpt is from a speech given by a parent at Gifford's 2016 Graduation & Closing Ceremony.  

My name is Zoe Forbes. I have a son in Gifford’s lower school.  Before coming to Gifford my family and I felt stuck. We couldn't find a way to access an appropriate education for our son. It seemed as if a giant mountain stood before us but we couldn't even get to the base to start climbing. When our school system approved an out of district placement, we decided on the Gifford School. It was an important milestone in our journey but we knew there would be a lot of hard work ahead. Getting a placement at Gifford allowed us to start our trip up the mountain. Click here to read the full speech.


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