Aside from Wissner, Gracemont is the other main academic building in the upper school and is usually where the English, history, and foreign language classes are taught. Gracemont is a pretty old building, and actually used to be a house, but that’s what gives it a lot of its charm.
The basement of Gracemont, better known as “basemont,” has a computer lab and some language classrooms. The ground level is home to Ray’s office, Sally’s desk, the “living room” and “sun room” (two typical English classrooms). The 2nd floor has history and language classrooms and the 3rd and final story of Gracemont is home to support services, college counseling, and tutoring rooms/the zen room.
Student’s generally hang out in Wissner rather than Gracemont, but if you were to find students lounging around in Gracemont it would probably be on the 2nd floor on the windowsill above the stairs. Another great spot for relaxation is the Gracemont porch, which faces out onto the Wissner courtyard. Finally, when it’s nice out, students love to lounge about on the Gracemont lawn, located directly behind the building; however, sadly, the lawn will soon be gone to provide space for the future upper school building.