Gig Harbor Academy

The Gig Harbor Academy student journey lays the foundation for a child`s future. Gig Harbor Academy promotes a collaborative and synchronous learning environment in which teachers and students engage in a supportive academic setting. Ideal teacher student ratios and access to many outdoor learning opportunities enhance the student experience, encouraging each to develop as unique and accepted individuals. Teachers are empowered to explore new learning strategies, while students are presented with opportunities to take ownership of their journey. Empathy, stewardship and a strong self of self are instilled in every student at GHA, where every voice is heard and every child matters.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 152 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,820
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
$260/week - 2020 summer rates
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
152 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Gig Harbor Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(There is no dress code at GHA)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $1,990 for preschool to $15,820 for grades K-5
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susan Lomow

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Brick Engineering, Chess, Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Choir, Fifth Grade Guitar, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross-Country, Track and Field

School Notes

  • Gig Harbor Academy is a 10-acre private school situated in unincorporated Gig Harbor Washington.  The school offers classes from Preschool through fifth grade.  In addition to providing traditional instruction in subjects such as math, literature and science, the school offers a specialist program which includes classes that are not typically offered in public school`s day-to-day curriculum (Spanish, art, music, PE and technology). GHA also offers after school enrichment classes which include: chess, cross country, Destination Imagination, electric guitar, drama and robotics.  We also offer a three week summer camp program that is open to the public. GHA is a progressive school, offering a child-centered, inquiry based program with a project-based curriculum from preschool through 5th grade. The childcare division of the school provides before and after school childcare as well as a year-round full day childcare for children aged three and up.   
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This is a wonderful school to send your kids to. The staff goes above and beyond in all aspects of education, safety, and building community. You can be assured that your children will be more than ready for middle school. I highly recommend this school to any family looking for a unique, special learning environment to send their children.
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5  
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.
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 152 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,820
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Pierce County, WA is $9,796 for elementary schools and $12,995 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pierce County, WA is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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