All of us at Gardner Pilot Academy look forward to welcoming new and returning families to a successful 2011-2012 school year! Please review the following information to get off to a good start.

Students in grades 1-5 report to school on Thursday, September 8.

Kindergarten students report to school on Monday, September 12.


Back-to-School Events

Back-to-School Jamboree
City Hall Plaza
Saturday, August 27
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration
Children’s Museum
Tuesday, August 30
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

GPA Back-to-School Night
Wednesday, September 21
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
All GPA parents and guardians are invited to visit the school to meet your child’s teachers, learn about curriculum, ask questions, and receive free giveaways.


School Uniforms

It’s time to order school uniforms, featuring the new GPA logo! See the catalog for details (PDF).

Place an order through French Toast:

  • On-line OR
  • By phone: 1-800-FRENCHTOAST (1-800-373-6248)

When ordering online or by phone, include code QPSC9KW to receive free shipping on orders of $75 or more.


After-School Enrollment

GPA before- and after-school programs begin Monday, September 12. To enroll your child in the after-school program, operated at the school by the YMCA, complete and return an application form:

Families are invited to an information about the after-school program in the GPA auditorium on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Lauren Fogarty at 617-635-8365.


More Information

The BPS website contains additional back-to-school information, including:

  • full school year calendar
  • assistance with transportation
  • Parent Hotline schedule
  • and more!