High School Leadership

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Hugo Mahabir

    Hugo Mahabir 

    Head of High School
    University of Chicago - M.A.
    Sarah Lawrence College - B.A.
  • Photo of Ilana Laurence

    Ilana Laurence 

    Dean of Student Life
    New York University - M.Ed.
    New York University - M.A.
    Vassar College - B.A.
  • Photo of Kim Chaloner

    Kim Chaloner 

    Dean of Community Life
    New York University - M.A.
    Queen's University, Canada - B.S.
  • Photo of Piya Kashyap

    Piya Kashyap 

    Dean of the Class of 2025, DEI Curriculum Integrator
    Middlebury College - B.A.
  • Photo of Daniel Rufer

    Daniel Rufer 

    Dean of the Class of 2022
    New York University - M.A.
    City College of New York - M.S.
    Vassar College - B.A.
  • Photo of Kallan Wood

    Kallan Wood 

    Dean, Class of 2023; Literature
    Williams College - B.A.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
  • Photo of MiChelle Carpenter

    MiChelle Carpenter 

    Dean, Class of 2024
    Rutgers University - M.A.
    Drexel University - B.S.
The High School Division of Grace Church School brings the school’s rich tradition and commitment to excellence in academics, arts, athletics, ethics, diversity, and community to the college preparatory, secondary school level. The core characteristics of the school - a proven academic track record, the joy of focused learning, the warmth of a caring community, and engagement with the wider world - find broader avenues for expression in the vibrant and dynamic academic environment of the High School Division.

Students receive the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to live in the world they will inhabit. To that end, our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written expression, aesthetic appreciation, physical, social, and emotional health, and explores human culture across history and geography, so that students both understand the world they live in and are prepared to make a difference in it. The program supports experiential, community-based, and multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning that challenges students by drawing on what they know and building their competence and confidence.

Each class of students has the opportunity to shape their education and the culture of our high school, contributing to the creation of a school for the 21st century as a part of an inclusive and pluralistic community. High School students at Grace Church School distinguish themselves as leaders and innovators, going on to leading colleges and universities.

The High School Division is located in a spacious and renovated landmark building at 46 Cooper Square in Greenwich Village, a short four-minute walk from Grace Church School at 86 Fourth Avenue, one block from Astor Place, and close to Washington Square Park and the East River fields. Juniors and Seniors have an opportunity to take select classes at nearby New York University and Cooper Union.
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for over 700 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.