Family Engagement

GPA earns prestigious early childhood accreditation

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Academics, Community, Family Engagement, News | 0 comments

GPA earns prestigious early childhood accreditation

Gardner Pilot Academy recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for its exemplary early education programs offered to K1 and K2 students. The accreditation systems are a major part of NAEYC’s efforts to improve early childhood education across the country by recognizing schools and educators that are meeting high national standards of quality. We are so proud of the GPA Kindergarten team, who has been working on the accreditation process over the last two years. This accreditation is the gold standard for early...

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Apply now for GPA/YMCA Summer Academy!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 1 comment

Apply now for GPA/YMCA Summer Academy!

The Gardner Summer Academy will be held at Gardner Pilot Academy: Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 2 Note: No program on Thursday, July 4 Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free breakfast and free served every day Optional before-school program starting at 7:30 a.m. ($2 per day per student) Application forms:   English  Espanol The GPA/YMCA Summer Academy provides a balance of academics and enrichment opportunities focused on community service. Every Friday, the program provides educational field trips to a variety of historic, educational, and cultural sights around the Boston area,...

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“Put Your Hands Up for GPA” a great success!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Community, Events, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

“Put Your Hands Up for GPA” a great success!

The annual community celebration at Harvard Business School supported our award-winning after-school program!

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GPA/YMCA After School program selected as statewide model

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 0 comments

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has named the Gardner Pilot Academy/YMCA After School Program a 21st Century Community Learning Center demonstration site.   GPA is one of only three schools in Boston and only 13 statewide to be chosen as a demonstration site. The distinction was earned after five years of successful work as a promising practice site and three years as an exemplary practice site for innovative after school programming. As a result, GPA has earned federal funds to help support the after school program, and the school will serve as a model...

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Vote for GPA to earn school supplies from Target!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Community, Events, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 0 comments

Vote for GPA to earn school supplies from Target!

Help Gardner Pilot Academy raise funds for books and school supplies from Target by voting in the “Give With Target” contest. Rally your friends and family, because for every 25 votes our school receives, Target will send a $25 gift card to the school. Please vote now, and share with your networks via email, Facebook, Twitter, and any other ways you can! https://givewith.target.com/schools/23396

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Friendship Feast features K-8 ribbon cutting

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Community, Events, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Friendship Feast features K-8 ribbon cutting

Families, staff, and partners gathered to celebrate another successful school year and the expansion to middle grades next year, while raising nearly $10,000 to support physical activity at the school.

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