Grades: PK-12 | 68 students
Gerard specializes in students with learning challenges such as Dyslexia and visual or auditory processing. We use varied strategies for reading including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson and LindaMoodBell Visualizing. Our classes have interactive Smart Boards which allow us to also use Letters Alive a reading program using augmented reality (3D) bringing language Alive!
Gerard classrooms are set up to be interactive. Tables and seating arrangements are very intentional allowing students sit or move within the classrooms and engage in the activities of learning. Teachers are trained to expand lessons with hands on activities. Student not only participate, but they learn to enjoy learning.
Students have art classes daily as part of their complete educational program. Art expands imagination, supports fine motor development, and promotes individual involvement in the learning process.
For over three decades Gerard has offered a very comprehensive Theater Arts program with students invited and involved from Kindergarten to Seniors. Students learn lines, staging, songs and dance routines. They work as a team supporting each other.. There is SO much to be learned through theater that it continues to be a main stay in our curriculum.
Students in 4th-12th grade are invited to train and join our co-ed championship archery team. Each year our team participates in inter-mural competitions on regional, state and national levels. Gerard choose archery as our primary sport because it develops hand eye coordination, focus, individual and team effort. Students shoot for individual and team highest scores.
Each year Gerard students and families participate in community events such as the Braselton Christmas parade (pictured here), the Lawrenceville Fair on the Square, Canned Food drives and Fall festivals. Family involvement is a core value at Gerard. When parents and family are involved students know what they are doing is an important part of their family values too.
The Red Carpet Event is our dress up dance in April. We celebrate a year of learning which includes how to interact properly as 'young ladies and young men.' An old fashioned idea that has had it's rebirth at Gerard. We believe they are worth the extra effort to teach manners, morals and much much more!
Off Site Education: We believe that immersion in the 360Perspective provides some of the most significant educational memories our students will have. With chaperones overseeing, students are responsible for their rooms, their clothing, even cleaning the dining hall. The focus of each trip looks like history or science, but the core of the trip is personal confidence building.
Our second graduating class. We are very proud of each of these young men. Our Valedictorian not only received the Hope Scholarship, but his grades and SAT scores were so high, he also received the Zell Miller full scholarship for college. He attends North Georgia in their cadets officers training program. 100% of our grads pursue higher education after graduation.
GERARD uses a wholistic approach to education we call the 360Degree Perspective.
It combines 30 years of applied brain based research, best teaching practices with applied Learning Styles and Educatonal physcology to underwrite customized programs for our students. Gerard inclusive integrated classes benefit students who require focused learning groups, structure and organization and a balance of creativity and academics.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Georgia Accrediting Commission|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, Need + Math or Language support|
|Total Students||68 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||6 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||6 courses|
|Average SAT score||1540|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(See our website for dress code guidelines)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$9,000|
|Tuition Notes||GPS offers Educational Scholarships and multi-sibling discounts to those who qualify.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$1,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Stacy Sage|
|Admissions Associate||Mrs. Stacy Sage|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballArchery, Basketball,
Cross Country, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||4 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Cheerleading, Drama, Fine Arts, Music/Choir Cheerleading, Drama, Fine Arts, Music/Choir,|
- 10/1 Ratio in Pre-School-6th grade/ (2-4 per focus group in Language & Math workshops)
- 12/1 Ration 6th-12th grade (4-5 per focus group in Language & Math workshops)
- The 360 Degree Perspective is a student-centered, hands-on approach to education for maximum student involvement and motivation
- Fully Accredited with Quality K-12th grade
- Certified, fully trained professional teachers are all ORTON-GILLINGHAM certified
Profile last updated: 06/13/2015
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