Category Archives: Transitions

GJA is pleased to welcome Jay Underwood, Interim Head of School

Dear George Jackson Academy Community, On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the appointment of¬†Jay Underwood¬†as Interim Head of School for this coming school year, 2019-2020. With more than 25 years of experience at independent schools throughout the country,¬† Jay¬†brings to George Jackson a sterling record of leadership in middle […]

Fourth Grade Admissions Announcement

    March 19, 2019   To All in the George Jackson Academy Family: After careful study, George Jackson Academy has decided not to accept boys into the fourth grade for academic year 2019-2020. The decision reflects the desire of the Board of Trustees to sharpen GJA‚Äôs focus in a changing, challenging educational environment. Transitioning […]

Alumnus Mandeep Singh Interviewed by President Barack Obama

GJA Alumni are doing incredible things. In early November GJA alumnus¬†Mandeep Singh (GJA 2007, Packer Collegiate 2011, Columbia University 2015) was interviewed by President Barack Obama¬†at the first ever Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Mandeep is a valued member of the GJA Associate Board, as well as founder of his own organization, Flip National, which […]

Getting 6th Graders Ready for Middle School

It‚Äôs happened- and sooner than you were ready for. Your adorable and helpful son has changed. Before, he made his bed without question; now, his bed is a Mt. Everest of bedsheets and pillows. Before, he confided in you about everything and took in your advice like a sponge; now, he seeks out the support […]