The GHA Admission Process

Step 1

Please submit an online inquiry form.

Step 2

Upon receiving your inquiry, GHA Admissions will contact you to schedule a campus tour. While children are welcome, many parents/guardians opt to tour alone. Like our students, we spend much of our tour outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Step 3

Create a Blackbaud account, the online portal we use to handle the entire admissions process, and submit an online application, including a non-refundable $150 application fee. The directions and links to do both will be emailed to you upon your campus tour. All forms on Blackbaud may be begun, saved, and returned to later if needed.

Step 4

If you are interested in applying for Financial Aid, it is advised to do so at this point, concurrently with submitting the GHA application.

Step 5

Once these steps are completed, you are in our “waiting pool.” We consider a variety of factors as we make placement decisions, including prioritizing families with siblings in K-5, and are able to confirm availability for an upcoming school year after our current families have had the opportunity to re-enroll. Admissions for a current school year that is underway is considered only as space allows.

Step 6

For incoming K-5 students only: 

  1. School Visit: GHA Admissions will contact you to schedule a time for your child to join class with their peers (current grade) and meet their prospective teacher. We schedule these on a student-by-student basis.
  2. Teacher Recommendation: Access the online Teacher Feedback form via your Blackbaud account and request a current/former teacher to complete it.

Step 7

Families will be notified when a decision has been made and are required to submit a contract with a 10% deposit to secure their enrollment. At this point families will choose and set up their payment plan for the applicable school year.

We offer a Priority Enrollment Period to current families. Pre-K families have until Dec. 31 to secure their child’s spot in Kindergarten; Preschool families have until Jan. 31 to secure their child’s spot in Pre-K. Families of students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade are on perpetual contracts that renew April 1. Enrollment dates are subject to change due to school enrollment and current needs.

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.