Sponsored by GHA’s School Family Network (SFN), we kick-off the school year with the Annual Color Run and celebrate autumnal wonder with the Fall Festival and Luminary Walk on our wetlands trail. Our specialist teachers host musical concerts, an art exhibition, a global Hispanic fiesta, book fairs, field day, and a science fair throughout the year to draw families into the joyful discovery unfolding on campus every day. Special Friends Day, where every student invites one adult friend to school, such as a grandparent, aunt/uncle, or neighbor, nurtures a sense of hospitality and pride within our students as they share their learning with a loved one. Families are invited every Friday at 3:15 PM to watch the K-5 Assembly, where grade-levels take turns showcasing a project or learning concept with the school.
Gig Harbor Academy can also be seen and heard around town. Our teachers seek experiential, field-based learning opportunities, which have taken our students to museums, farms, theaters, small businesses, beaches, and overnight stays to IslandWood and Williamsburg, VA. We can also be seen participating at local community events. The Maritime Gig Parade in downtown Gig Harbor would not be the same without the award-winning participation of Gig Harbor Academy! Our Annual General Meeting, held each November, has been hosted at Harbor History Museum, and The Gig Harbor Yacht Club, Canterwood Golf and Country Club, and Ocean 5 are among neighborhood organizations to host our Annual Auction.