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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...

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Broadcaster José Massó visits GPA

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Broadcaster José Massó visits GPA

Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee, José Massó, visited GPA to share some inspirational words about hard work, appreciation and success with students and staff. José has the distinction of being the first Puerto Rican/Latino to join such a renowned group of radio and television broadcasters from throughout the Commonwealth. This summer, José celebrated 38 years as host/producer of “¡Con Salsa!” on WBUR 90.9FM in Boston. During this period“¡Con Salsa!” has served as “part music show, part party, part community...

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Two GPA students earn Mayor’s School Awards

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Academics, Community, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Two GPA students earn Mayor’s School Awards

Mario Pineda and Amr Elamin win Mayor Menino's School Awards for Academic Excellence and School Spirit.

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GPA wins award for Energy and Environmental Education

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Academics, Community, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

GPA wins award for Energy and Environmental Education

GPA wins a Secretary's Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education.

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Harvard Visiting Artist teaches dance to GPA 3rd graders

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Community, Events, Health and Wellness, News, Partners | 0 comments

GPA third grade students got a special surprise in their Friday Arts class recently: a guest appearance from Patrick Corbin, an accomplished dancer and Visiting Artist at Harvard University. Mr. Corbin led the students through a dance workshop. The visit was co-sponsored by the Office for the Arts Dance Program at Harvard and the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Read more on Harvard’s...

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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,...

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GPA student honored at arts celebration

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Academics, Community, Events, News, Partners | 0 comments

GPA student honored at arts celebration

GPA sixth grader Bergeline Hilaire was honored in a citywide art competition honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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GPA featured in Boston Schoolyard Initiative photo exhibit

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Community, Events, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

GPA featured in Boston Schoolyard Initiative photo exhibit

GPA is featured in a photo exhibit about the Boston Schoolyard Initiative at Boston City Hall.

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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...

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