I don't know where to begin other than to say this is a great example of Tom's general propensity for negativity and overstatement. To say that the school has "never" been mistaken for a religious institution is both an over application of the universal "never" and is simply untrue. I teach at The Gregory School and 90% of the time people ask me if it's Catholic or wonder what it's like to teach at a Christian school. TGS has been secular since 1987 when the school parted ways with the Episcopal church. So if we are hiding from religion as one of the commenters said we are, we have been doing so for 27 years. As for 100% of our community not liking the change or simply not engaging, again Tom has his facts wrong. Of course there will never be 100% agreement but the most progressive alum and students understand this as a necessary, well informed, and deeply considered marketing decision. The name Gregory is well known, well respected, and well loved in the community and we knew we wanted to keep that esteemed association in our name, but, in the competitive educational marketplace in Tucson, we just couldn't afford to have potential families believe us to be anything other than what we are -- THE best academic AND college preparatory high school AND whole child 5-8 middle school in Tucson. So THE Gregory School we have become. Same great teachers, students, coaches, and parents just a slightly, more accurate, name. I know Tom needs to critique or he'd be out of a job, but this time the critique is inaccurate, off-base, and inaccurate.
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