Gig Harbor Academy

6820 32nd St NW,
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335-0983
     Tel: (253)265-2150
Grades: NS - 5 | 66 students
GHA takes advantage of the natural questions that arise in a child’s expanding life experiences and turns that curiosity into educational opportunities.
GHA has created a unique culture where educational professionals and parents collaborate to ensure academic rigor and social success.
Teachers know each child’s strengths and tailor the curriculum so achievements can be measured in individual growth, allowing children to get lost in learning…not in the crowd.
All of this takes place on a ten-acre campus, bordered by wetlands, where children are engaged in environmental awareness, stewardship, and natural observations.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 5
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 66 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Gig Harbor Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $2,850 for preschool to $12,500 for grades K-5
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Lomow


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports Cross CountryCross Country


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Chess, Fifth Grade Guitar, Robotics Team, Theatre Art, Chess, Robotics Team, Theatre, Fifth Grade Guitar,

School Notes:

  • Small classes in a family-like environment
  • Differentiated Curriculim
  • Multiple Intelligences approach to instruction
  • Unique Outdoor Curriculum with Wetlands on property
  • Character Development
  • Art, Music, Technology, Spanish, and Physical Education included in curriculum

Profile last updated: 10/22/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hope School (5.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lighthouse Christian School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hosanna Christian School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gig HarborLighthouse Christian School
    3008 36th St Nw
    Gig HarborWA98335
    2.3 mi | 311 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Gig HarborHosanna Christian School
    3114 45th Street Ct Nw
    Gig HarborWA98335
    2.4 mi | 45 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Gig HarborHarbor Montessori
    Montessori School
    5414 Comte Dr Nw
    Gig HarborWA98335
    Montessori School
    2.4 mi | 68 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Gig HarborGig Harbor KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    3811 Grandview Street
    Gig HarborWA98335
    Daycare / Preschool
    3.2 mi | 10 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Gig HarborSt Nicholas School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3555 Edwards Dr
    Gig HarborWA98335
      (Roman Catholic)
    3.5 mi | 122 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
All four of my children have attended GHA. My 5th grade son will be the last. SInce 2005 we have been impressed by the superb quality of the teachers - GHA''s primary strength. The setting is a nature oasis; a great spot to learn, study, and yes play. The specialist classes are icing on the cake for learning and exposure. My 3 children who are graduates - VERY WELL prepared for the next phase of education and public or private school.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We enrolled our 2nd grade granddaughter in GHA in Jan. It has been a wonderful experience and a great "fit" for our needs....small class size, caring community, access to technology, robotics, nature experiences, just to mention a few of strengths of GHA.
- Posted by Parent

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