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Profile & Mission

The Gilford Schools make up a public school system supported by the community of Gilford, New Hampshire. Our schools provide educational services for 1200 students in kindergarten through grade 12.  The district is comprised of a grade K-4 elementary school, grade 5 - 8 middle school and grade 9 - 12 high school.  Students from the neighboring community of Gilmanton also attend  our high school.  School district services and the Superintendent of School’s offices are located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.

 Our district and its staff have earned an outstanding reputation for offering quality programs and an education to students of all ages and abilities. Gilford High School has been accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
Our Mission
The mission of the Gilford School District, in partnership with the community, is to actively engage all students in a broad range of educational opportunities that enables them to make responsible choices and succeed throughout life in a changing society.
Our Vision
Gilford:  A community developing lifelong learners contributing to a better world
Our Expectations
The Gilford School District will:
  • Provide a disciplined, respectful, and safe environment that promotes learning.
  • Provide students with a dynamic curriculum that prepares them for careers and further education.
  •  Ensure that all students can learn and will meet yearly curriculum competencies.
  •  Recognize and adapt curriculum to meet individual student learning styles.
  •  Actively engage families in the educational process.
  •  Promote personal responsibility, accountability and wellness as an integral part of the educational process.
  •  Develop strong business and community partnerships to support a broad range of opportunities and positive influences for students.
  •  Establish a plan for students to participate in community service projects to develop character and citizenship.
  •  Promote open communications that promote accountability.
  •  Expect employees to excel in their roles and will support their efforts for continuous improvement.
  •  Examine the use of all resources to maximize impact and effectiveness.
  •  Provide the integration of appropriate technology essential to the education process.