Admissions Process
Applications for the school year beginning in September of 2019 are due February 28, 2019. Wait listed applicants for this school year will be considered if an opening occurs. The admissions process varies by grade level, and is defined below:

All preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten applicants are invited to a small group session in mid-March (applications submitted after February 28, will be considered for our wait list.) Applicants will join three to four other children, two teachers or GPA staff, and spend two hours at the school. During the small-group session each applicant will participate in multiple activities where a variety of skills will be evaluated. With rising kindergarteners, we are measuring a child's readiness to begin learning how to read, ability to identify starting consonant sounds, number identification, fine-motor skills, emotional and social maturity, behavior, and respectfulness. All applicants will be informed the status of the application no later than April 1. The applicant will be accepted, not accepted, or wait listed. Accepted applicants have 48 hours to complete an official online enrollment. If a current-term opening arises, applicants who are on the approved wait list will be notified and invited to enroll. If applying for the current-term, new applicants will be invited to spend the day with the respective class.

Applicants for first grade and higher, will be invited to spend a day with an existing GPLS class in March, or as an opening becomes available.  The teacher will assess each applicant's academic strength, as well as emotional maturity and behavior. Teachers will select students to fill available openings.

Tuition & Fees (2018/19 school year):

  • Application Fee = $50 per applicant
  • Preschool 3 Day, 3/4 Year Old = $2,475 annually, $290 monthly (9 mo.'s), T,W,Th from 8:30-12:30
  • Preschool 5 Day, 3/4 Year Old = $2,950 annually, $345 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F from 8:30-12:30
  • Pre-kindergarten 5 Day, 4/5 Year Old = $2,950 annually, $345 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F from 8:30-12:30
  • Kindergarten Annual Tuition = $3,995 annually, $475 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F 8:30-12:30
  • 1st - 7th Grade Annual Tuition = $5,350 annually, $625 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F 8:30-2:30
  • Annual Curriculum & Supplies Fee = $350 for kindergarten-7th grade, $200 for preschool, due with 1st tuition payment
  • One month tuition deposit due at time of enrollment, refundable upon final tuition payment
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Tuition Discounts:

  • 15% tuition discount for U.S. Military families (full-time active duty or full-retired.)
  • 15% discount for 2nd child
  • 25% discount for 3rd or next child

Extended Care:
  • Lunch Bunch is offered to preschool and kindergarten students from 12:30pm until 2:30pm.  The cost is $125/month.
  • After school care is offered to all students from 2:30pm until 5:30pm.  The cost is $200/month.
  • Before school care is offered to all students from 7:30am until 8:30am.  The cost is $50 per month.

Additional Funding Sources:

  • Initial funding of $250,000 contributed by Hamer family in 2011.
  • Capital infusion of $5,000,000 contributed by Hamer family for land purchase & building development.
  • Operating budget supplemented $50,000-$100,000 annually by Hamer family.
  • The Head of School, Dianne Hamer, receives no compensation for her services to the school.