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Parent Information

We are excited that your student is considering Elevate! We aim to get to know each and every student that comes to Elevate, to learn what they are passionate about, and to enable them to be the best they can be.

Why Chose Elevate?

At Elevate, we believe that leadership is not taught from a textbook, but by doing. Students do not become leaders overnight. Leadership development is the process of learning to recognize one's strengths, to recognize the strengths of others, and to create excellence together. The students we invite to Elevate are chosen because they show exceptional leadership potential and are seeking to use their talents and abilities to make a difference in the world. Applications are accepted only from students who have been nominated by a headmaster, principal, or person familiar with their potential.

Elevate 2018 - Parent Events

We would like for you to be able to get a glimpse into what your child will be doing at Elevate! Parents are invited to tour the campus on check-in day, and attend the closing ceremony on check-out day.

CAMPUS TOUR: Parents are welcome to take a guided tour of Gordon's campus on Sunday, July 15, between 2 and 4:30 p.m. (after you have checked your student in). Come learn more about Gordon and what we’re all about!

CLOSING CEREMONIES: Parents are also welcome to join the students and staff during the closing ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, followed by lunch at 12:00 p.m. Celebrate with us as the students receive awards for their projects!

1. First Name(s):

2. Last Name(s):

3. Your email address:

4. Will you be taking a tour of campus after check-in on Sunday July 15, 2018?


5. How many will be joining the tour?

6. Will you be joining us for the closing ceremonies on Sunday July 22, 2018?


7. How many will be joining us for closing ceremonies?

8. Will you be joining for lunch following the closing ceremonies?


9. How many will be joining us for lunch?


We understand traveling alone as a high school student can be intimidating. For students who are flying, our staff picks up and drops up all students at their arrival or departure terminal at Boston Logan airport. We monitor flight information online so we can adjust pick-up and drop-off times if a flight is delayed. Direction communication from your student about delays will be helpful, too.

Arrival Transportation

Flying: If your child is flying into Boston Logan Airport, he or she will be met at the baggage claim area by an Elevate staff member wearing a bright orange Elevate t-shirt. They will drive back to campus in a Gordon van along with other students who are arriving at the same time. We strongly recommend booking your arrival flight to Elevate between 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 to ensure your child does not miss out on any part of our program.

Driving: If you are driving your child to Gordon College, consult the campus map to learn where to park and where to check in your student. Parking will be available in the Chapel lot in front of Chase Hall. Please plan to check in your child between 2 and 5 p.m.

Departure Transportation

Flying: Students flying out of Boston Logan Airport on a domestic flight will be dropped off at their departure terminal two hours before their departure time. Students on international flights will be dropped off three hours before their departure time. If you wish for us to accompany your son or daughter to the check-in counter, please make that request by email before the week of Elevate.  We strongly recommend booking your departure flight from Elevate between 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 to ensure your child does not miss out on any part of our program.

Driving: If you are picking up your child from Gordon's campus, please plan to check out in Chase Hall between 12 and 5 p.m. Parking will be available in the Chapel lot in front of Chase Hall.

Local Area Accommodation

Gordon College is located on the beautiful North Shore of Massachusetts! This historic and iconic area is rich with things to see and do. For families interested in coming early or staying longer, check out our area guide. In addition, some hotels nearby will give a discount if you use a Gordon code.