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

Gig Harbor Academy cultivates an inclusive community that creates a child-centered learning environment. Academic excellence and compassionate, responsible citizenship anchor our approach to lifelong learning.

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.