About Gig Harbor Academy

Established in 1976 on ten acres of trees and wetlands, Gig Harbor Academy was originally founded as a one-room schoolhouse where children were taught in an environment that encouraged them to think freely for themselves and develop a love for learning.

Gig Harbor Academy has grown to be a four-building preschool through fifth grade school where independence and individuality is still taught in every classroom. Gig Harbor Academy’s campus features an outdoor classroom, fitness trail, athletic field, archeological dig site and 5 acres of certified wetlands with trails for research and enjoyment. A large tree-filled playground complete with a variety of play structures and equipment serve as the area for recess and outdoor play. All of these features help our students learn in a stimulating environment that challenges them mentally, creatively and physically.

Gig Harbor Academy offers full day Childcare for children beginning at age 2 1/2 in addition to before and after school daycare. The childcare facility is located on the GHA campus where it shares the school’s playground and extensive outdoor opportunities.

Mission Statement

At Gig Harbor Academy we send independent thinkers into society with the goal of positively impacting lives. We do this through living our core values of Integrity, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Creativity, and Community, and through creating a student-centered and inclusive environment. By embracing the individual learning styles and passions of our students, we tailor our approach, engage each child in a uniquely meaningful way, and cultivate their joy of discovering the world around them.

To schedule a personal tour, contact Susan Lomow at
253-265-2150. Or select Admissions for more information.

Non-Discrimination: Gig Harbor Academy does not discriminate in admission or the provision of childcare on the basis of the child’s or the parents’/guardians’ race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability: provided, that behavior or actions constituting a risk to property or other persons can be grounds for refusal to serve.