A number of special activities (which can vary from year to year) sprinkled throughout the school year help make GHCA an exciting place for children to learn. A favorite tradition for our elementary students each year is the "Pilgrim and Indian Parade" (PreK- 6) during Thanksgiving week. Students dress up in appropriate costumes and parade throughout the school before parading over to the Thanksgiving chapel service with the rest of the school. Afterward, the lower elementary join together for Thanksgiving Feast with all the "fixins" . The annual pumpkin patch trip is always a hit. Trips to the Agricultural Museum, the Whited Family Farm, and Spring Break Sugar House have become annual highlights. Local treks to the post office, fire house and a nature hike complement students' school experience. The annual trip to Acadia to explore the estuaries of the coast is the highlight of the sixth grade class year.
Elementary classes come together for weekly chapel services and sometimes for other special activities. There are occasional school-wide assemblies and chapels (for example, at Christmas and Easter). Fourth-sixth graders serve as "Reading Buddies" for the Little Eagles Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten students they read to each week. Lower elementary students (PreK-3) enjoy an annual Snow Fun Day with plenty of sliding and hot chocolate. Many students learn to ski each winter as they hit the slopes of Big Rock with the Ski for Life program. Everyone looks forward to playing their part in the annual Spirit Week fun in March.
The choirs, not only sing at local nursing homes but each Christmas dazzle the school community in the annual Christmas concert gala.
Rounding out the school year with picnics and games in the town park is a bitter sweet beginning of summer fun and rest.