Admissions Process
Applications for the school year beginning in September of 2017 were due February 28, 2017. You may still apply and be placed on our wait list. All wait listed applicants 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 March 1, 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 GPA 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 (2016/17 school year):

  • Application Fee = $50 kindergarten & above, $35 preschool
  • Preschool 3 Day, 3/4 Year Old = $2,100 annually, $245 monthly (9 mo.'s), T,W,Th from 8:30-12:30
  • Preschool 5 Day, 3/4 Year Old = $2,475 annually, $285 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F from 8:30-12:30
  • Pre-kindergarten 5 Day, 4/5 Year Old = $2,475 annually, $285 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F from 8:30-12:30
  • Kindergarten Annual Tuition = $3,400 annually, $395 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F 8:30-12:30
  • 1st - 5th Grade Annual Tuition = $4,650 annually, $550 monthly (9 mo.'s), M-F 8:30-2:30
  • Annual Curriculum & Supplies Fee = $350 for kindergarten-4th grade, $200 for preschool, due with 1st tuition payment
  • One month tuition deposit due at time of enrollment, refundable upon final tuition payment
  • 2017/18 tuition has not been determined, but will likely rise between $40 and $60 per month


Tuition Discounts:

  • 15% tuition discount for for U.S. Military families (active duty or 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 $60 per month.

Additional Funding Sources:

  • Initial funding of $250,000 contributed by Hamer family in 2011.
  • Capital infusion of $550,000 contributed for land purchase of new campus by Hamer family.
  • Operating budget supplemented by approximately $100,000 annually from Hamer family.