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The Growing Place
Faith. Love. Knowledge.


Why The Growing Place School


Our Approach 

We honor the unique talents in every child and personalize their education to nurture each one as the best version of themselves. Our programs honor the capabilities, provoke the curiosities, and develop the academic capacities in all children. Through hands-on experiences, project-based learning, play, and mindfulness based practices, children are happily engage in the fun and love of learning. 

Faith Based 

Founded in 1963 as a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables, our school and church partnership support the spiritual development of every child.

Clergy are involved with weekly chapel services and participate in classroom activities.

Community outreach is part of our identity. We welcome families from all faiths, races, ethnicities, genders, national origins, and do not discriminate.


Enrolling your child in school is an important family decision. It involves investigating the program that will have a lifelong imprint on a child's development, finding friendships,

and discovering a place to call home away from home.  

Coming Soon! Dates for 2024-25 Virtual Information Sessions and Open Campus Tours.


Enhance Learning

Our students develop 21st century S.T.R.E.A.M. skills as they become confident, responsible, caring citizens. Classroom approaches are based on the latest research in child development and developmentally-appropriate practices.


Environmental Studies

We cultivate eco-conscious citizens who mindfully care for our planet. Children act as stewards of the environment. Through experiential learning and field trips, students explore nature and discover ways to 

intentionally support sustainability.

TGPS was recently named Top Elementary School by The Fairchild Challenge, which recognizes exceptional STEM education and empowers PreK-12th grade students to become the next generation of scientists, researchers, educated voters, policymakers, and environmentally-minded citizens.

TGPS in Numbers


Years of



Top Elementary School

in The Fairchild Challenge


Dream in Green


Dedicated, talented,

experienced teachers





7 years

Gold Seal Award of Excellence

by the

Department of Children & Families

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