Grandview Preparatory School is proud to announce that we were, once again, selected as the sole recipient of the 2020 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Private Schools category by the Boca Raton Award Program. Grandview also won the award in 2019.
Each year, the Boca Raton Award Program identifies organizations that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional businesses help make the Boca Raton area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Boca Raton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Boca Raton Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Grandview is grateful for this recognition and committed to providing the best and most well-rounded education for its students. Evidence of this commitment is demonstrated by:
- 100% of seniors accepted to college (2019-20) including (but not limited to) Drexel University, Elon University, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, George Washington University, Roanoke College, University of Maryland, Emory & Henry College, University of Denver, Nova Southeastern University, and St. John's University
- State-level recognition at 2020's Energy Whiz Expo
- Recognized as one of Palm Beach County’s 2020 Green Schools of Quality
- Top 5 Finalist for Green Teacher of the Year for Donna Leech. Mrs. Leech also received the honor of becoming a National Geographic certified educator.
- Top 5 finalist in the Palm Beach Illustrated Education Awards for “Outstanding Academic Program” and “Institutional Excellence” in 2019
- Newsweek Top 5,000 Best STEM High Schools
- Over 75 hours of professional development completed by each faculty member to ensure we are teaching to best practices and in line with 21st century demands
- $4.25 million dollar real estate donation toward Grandview Preparatory School’s acquisition of its property
- Grandview is now in complete control of its future having closed October 24, 2019 on the current campus worth over $10 million
About Boca Raton Award Program
The Boca Raton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Boca Raton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Boca Raton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
Grandview’s goal to go from “red, white and blue” to green in 2020 has resulted in several top honors from the Green Schools Recognition Program at Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center.
The Program announced its 2020 Green Schools Awards virtually this May honoring the many incredible teachers, students, school leaders, and community members that made the program possible at 134 schools earning recognition this year.
Honors included over 20 Judges’ Choice Awards, Green Principal, Teacher, Student, and Facilities & Food Service Staff of the Year Awards, as well as the Top Green Schools of 2020.
This year, Grandview Preparatory School received recognitions as a:
· 2020 Green School of Quality for our efforts to develop a culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability at school. Grandview is proud to have moved up one level from 2019.
· Top 5 Finalist for Green Teacher of the Year for Donna Leech. Earlier this year, Mrs. Leech also received the honor of becoming a National Geographic certified educator.
· Best Green Schools Video: Secondary Education Award, which also came with a monetary gift of $250. This honor is awarded to a school that did an outstanding job explaining their green school story in an especially fun and creative way at the secondary level. You can watch the video created by our 6th grade class 这里.
A special thank you to Mrs. Leech, Matt Muzzarelli and Rosita Darden as well as all the students, especially recent graduate Denis Ziegler, who spearheaded our 2020 Green Schools Campaign to instill a more eco-friendly culture on Grandview’s campus. Congratulations!
Like many high school students, Grandview Preparatory School Junior Blake Rand has been spending quite a bit of time in front of a screen lately. Having a penchant for computers, he decided to spend some of that time developing a website to help people find valuable supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
The idea came to him after his parents had a hard time finding toilet paper. They didn't want to have to leave the house, so they asked him to do some online sleuthing. He eventually found what they needed. Word spread and family friends began asking for help too, so Rand decided to put links on a website so he could help people more easily.
Dubbed coronafinds.com, the website contains links to supplies like toilet paper, masks, hand sanitizer and more. Rand does not monetize the site currently. "I'm just trying to help people save money and find what they need," he said.
The site is updated daily and Rand spends hours scouring the internet for updated product links.
"People definitely need to stick together and help each other through this," he said.
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An educational partnership between Evert Tennis Academy and Grandview Preparatory School is the latest “doubles” news to come out of Boca Raton! With this exciting partnership, Grandview will serve up its curriculum, faculty, and commitment to personalized learning to students training at Evert Tennis Academy starting Fall 2020.
Evert Tennis Academy will begin renovations shortly to develop additional classroom space with the first official semester beginning in the fall. Grandview is very excited to expand its presence even further in the West Boca area.
Evert Tennis Academy chose to partner with Grandview because their curriculum fosters creativity, community service, and academic success. It offers unique, student-centered programs that are meant to inspire students in a safe, nurturing and challenging environment with an emphasis on character development. Grandview excels in personalized college counseling, which allows graduates to attend top tier colleges and universities - nationwide.
This accommodating, well-rounded academic experience will provide Evert students the time and flexibility to develop their athletic talents to their highest potential.
More info 这里.