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October 2018


Gulliver’s 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalists

Last year, more than 1.6 million juniors nationwide entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The pool of Semifinalists that comes from that qualifying test represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and five Gulliver seniors earned Semifinalist recognition. >>Meet Gulliver's Semifinalists.

Middle School Yearbook Honors
Students who produced Gulliver’s 2017-18 Middle School yearbook, We Got the POWER, have a big reason to celebrate. The book earned “First Class” from the National Scholastic Press Association as well as all “Superior” and “Excellent” marks from the Florida Scholastic Press Association. >>Yearbook pride.

Don’t Miss Gulliver’s Family Fun Day, Raider Fest at Make a Splash!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Get your discounted tickets by October 10!

For more information, please contact Marie Dieppa Hernandez ‘04, Senior Manager of Annual Giving, at or 786.709.4082.


Middle School Drama Students Will Debut Anti-Social, Their Teacher Will Debut as Count Dracula

Middle School Drama students prepare to hit the stage with their fall production Anti-Social, a series of vignettes examining social media platforms. Meanwhile, their teacher, Mr. Carlos Orizondo, is getting ready to star as Count Dracula in Zoetic Stage’s Dracula at the Adrienne Arsht Center! >>Details on Anti-Social and Dracula.


Meet Head Boys’ Soccer Coach Chris Bart-Williams 

Gulliver’s new boys’ soccer coach, Chris Bart-Williams, is excited to take the helm of the program. He will strive to teach current players about Gulliver’s strong soccer tradition, while motivating them to build their own legacies in this new era in Gulliver soccer. Coach Bart-Williams began his professional soccer career at age 16 in the Premier League (the top English soccer league). >>More on the new coach and a season preview.


It has been great to see so many of you at recent events, and we look forward to coming together at upcoming ones. This month, I want to provide an update about our work on security matters. As you recall, we commissioned Michael Dorn of Safe Havens International to complete a safety audit of our campus security, which was completed late this summer. The report indicated many strengths in our systems and protocols already. >>More about our work on security matters.



  • Oct. 2 – Middle School Picture Day
  • Oct. 2 – Middle School Swimming vs. Belen Jesuit/Carrollton
  • Oct. 3 – Parent Chat: The Impact of Gender Stereotypes (Grades 5-12)
  • Oct. 3 – Mock ACT Testing (Grades 10-11)
  • Oct. 3 – Grade 9 Community Building Activity
  • Oct. 3 – Junior Parent Forum (Grade 11 parents and students only)
  • Oct. 5, 10, 14 – Parent Mindfulness Sessions (Open to all parents)
  • Oct. 10 – PSAT Testing (Grades 9-11)
  • Oct. 10 – JV & Varsity Volleyball vs. Coral Shores
  • Oct. 12 – Varsity Football vs. The King’s Academy
  • Oct. 12 – Academy Hispanic Festival
  • Oct. 13 – Grade 6 Football vs. Ransom Everglades
  • Oct. 17 – IB Pinning Ceremony (Prep)
  • Oct. 23 – Evening in Blue Prep Open House (Grade 8 parents only)
  • Oct. 24 – iCAF Proposal Evening (Prep)
  • Oct. 25 – Breakfast Open House at the Prep (Grade 8 students only)
  • Oct. 26 – Grade 11 Field Day
  • Oct. 26 – Beginning and Intermediate Prep Theatre Productions
  • Oct. 29–Nov. 2 – Homecoming Week 
  • Oct. 30 – Varsity Swimming Districts
  • Oct. 31 – Primary and Lower School Halloween Parade and Middle School Costume Contest



Upcoming Alumni Events

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Scenes From This Year’s Kick-Off Social at Alumni-Owned Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.

This year’s Annual Kick-Off Social was hosted at alumni-owned Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. The Gulliver Alumni Association would like to extend a big thank you to Olga Arguello ‘96 for providing this great space! Alumni, faculty and friends spent the evening reconnecting and reminiscing about great Gulliver memories. >>Photos from the evening.

Gulliver Connect

Don't forget to sign up for Gulliver Connect to network, share photos, keep up to date with alumni events, and serve as a mentor or provide internships to alumni and current students. #GulliverAlumni #ForeverARaider

For more information on alumni events, contact Rachele Huelsman, Director of Alumni Relations.

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