Principal Message

Pleased that you have given your valuable time to visit the GWIS website!!

GWIS is a wonderful place with green lush campus for students from diverse backgrounds to grow educationally, get involved, and have a meaningful high school experience.
In every way that schools are measured, whether its academically, athletically or in the fine and performing arts, GWIS excels.
Our curriculum, course offerings, co- and extra-curricular offerings are second to none.
We believe that effective teachers:
Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving and application of classroom learning to real life situations;Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;Design instruction to integerate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to enhance learning and design assessments that promote 21st century skills.

We believe that successful students:
Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual and aural medium through comprehension, interpretation and evaluation;Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems and to Contribute to the local and global community in a collobrative and respectful manner.

We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success.                                                                                                                  

 In conclusion, if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at

I am honored to serve as GWIS principal!!


Michael Thomas

Quotes of the Day
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
    - Aristotle
  • “Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.”
    - Anton Chekhov
  • “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
    - Maria Montessori
  • “The best teachers become the best teachers by being their own best students.”
    - Laurie Gray
  • “Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioural consequences.”
    - Daniel J. Siegel
  • “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
    - Plato
  • “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
    - Jim Rohn
  • “Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”
    - Adelaide Hoodless
  • "In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn."
    - Phil Collins
  • "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    - Mahatma Gandhi
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