Andre Rocker '22 earns a scholarship in the QuestBridge National College Match, a highly competitive national program that connects high-achieving high school seniors with full four-year scholarships to top colleges.
Before holiday break, the Facilities Department installed and tested four electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus.
There’s no doubt that 2020 was a year fraught with valuable lessons, among them the power of courage and collaboration to bring about positive change. But at Govs, those values had been embraced much earlier with the launch of With True Courage, The Campaign for Governor’s — particularly the goal of raising $15 million in financial aid endowment.
Last December, Head of School Dr. Peter H. Quimby ’85, P’14, announced that Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean Elaine White P’16,’21 would be leaving her position at the Academy at the end of the 2020–2021 school year to become the ninth head of school at Westminster School in Connecticut. Shortly after this announcement, a movement began within our alumni and family community to honor Elaine and her extraordinary thirty-three years of service at the Academy with the establishment of an endowed fund in her name.
For over a decade, the Governor’s science department has been bringing its classes to the Great Salt Marsh to learn in one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world. Now, thanks to two forward-thinking gifts from members of the Class of 1967, we’ll go further. We’ll bring the Great Salt Marsh to our students and faculty members—and send them into the field to work with new partners and conduct new research.
Over the past year, The Governor’s Academy has sharpened its focus on making the school a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Leading this effort has been a top priority for Head of School Dr. Peter H. Quimby ’85, P’14, who has pledged to continue fostering an environment in which every student can thrive and benefit from all that a Governor’s education has to offer. In a candid interview, Dr. Quimby reflects on the past year and the plans for the year ahead.