Mission & Vision
Our mission is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society.
All students will graduate from high school prepared for college and careers, read to excel in a global society. In order to achieve this, we will foster rich and diverse learning experiences that challenge and inspire, a student-centered school, a culture of caring and mutual respect that supports life-long learning, collaborative family partnerships, and collaborative community partnerships.
About the School
Glendover is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood on a large campus that includes a walking track, tennis courts, and a large playground with covered picnic tables. A major renovation was completed in August 2015, which includes the addition of four new classrooms, a new library/media center, and enlarged and updated kitchen and cafeteria and a more secure office suite.
Parent involvement has been a key to our success, with a well-organized PTA, actively engaged families, and volunteers who log almost 6,000 volunteer hours each year. Our SBDM Council has been in place since 1994. SBDM Committees (Curriculum, School Climate, and Communication) are open to parents and teachers.
Glendover provides students with many extra-curricular opportunities. Programs include Chorus, Robotics, STLP, Lexington Children's Workshops, Academic Team, World Traveler's Club and Girls on the Run. There are multiple student music programs throughout the year (Chorus, Band, Orchestra), and International Night with a Parade of Nations, Science Fair and Science Fun Night, and a Book Fair Night that allows for students to perform for their peers. The Glendover Basketball, organized by former Glendover parent, Mickey Head, attracts families from all over Lexington.
Glendover has several community partnerships: R.E.A.L.(Read. Excel. Achieve. Lead.) a nationwide mentoring program that provides students with male reading mentors from the community, Blessings in a Backpack, a program in partnership with Hunter Baptist Church that furnishes weekend food, Shop with a Cop which provides holiday support for students, Sweet Blessings which provides birthday cakes for needy children, and our Children's Fund which supports the needs of students (glasses, doctor's visits, and other emergency services).
Glendover has a diverse population of 577 students representing 35 countries, with 20 languages spoken.