LETTER FROM PAUL RASCHKE HEAD OF SCHOOL
Gig Harbor Academy is a vibrant school, eager to provide an enriching and innovative learning environment for children from Preschool to Fifth Grade. GHA strives to bring out the hidden potential in each child through an intentional culture that is rooted in universal values of respect and compassion, and relentlessly oriented toward developing the whole child.
The challenge of high expectations, the excitement of engaging learning experiences, and the support of a caring faculty all come together at Gig Harbor Academy to give each child a unique learning experience. Students are motivated as teachers build a strong academic foundation by fostering critical thinking skills that employ active rather than passive engagement in their learning.
Gig Harbor Academy’s mission is the foundation upon which culture and curriculum are built. Inspiring and developing compassionate, confident, and knowledgeable learners, while having each child go beyond what they thought possible, both within and beyond the classroom, is at the core of GHA’s philosophy. We encourage students to take risks with their learning, be it with language, academics, or on the playfield. Beginning in Preschool, Gig Harbor Academy builds in each student the belief that they can make a difference and it is this belief that leads to their success.
Gig Harbor Academy’s comprehensive after-school and summer enrichment programs allow students the opportunity to expand their horizons and develop skills and interests beyond the classroom. We invite you to further explore our exciting school to see for yourself all that Gig Harbor Academy has to offer. Our website provides an overview of current GHA programs, activities, and the human and physical assets that support them. Your exploration of this site will give you a sense of our commitment to provide an exemplary educational experience for every GHA student. We appreciate your interest in our school so please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Office for additional information or to schedule a tour today.
Paul Raschke, Ed.D