We believe that education must be directed toward the development of the whole person: body, mind, heart, and spirit.
During the years between childhood and adolescence, a special sense of confidence in one’s self and an understanding of the diversity of people need to be nurtured along with spiritual and social values. At GJA, we believe that children gifted with special talents who come from lower income families should be given special attention and opportunities. We support this belief by ensuring that the school and the family are partners in the education of our boys.
Brotherhood at GJA
When a boy joins the GJA community, he becomes a part of a unique and enduring brotherhood. Our single-sex program supports the academic and social development of our boys at the most critical time in their lives. Along with developing confidence in their academic abilities, our students engage meaningfully with peers and teachers of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Creating a family culture that supports emotional growth creates strong, caring leaders. Our alumni are quick to lend support in complex situations and have the emotional intelligence to understand both themselves and others. Spending their middle school years with a class of brothers positions the boys at GJA uniquely to hone their abilities to listen, think creatively and be empathetic, the hallmarks of the world’s best leaders.
The Advisory System
The Advisory System at GJA is the heart of our approach to supporting our students. The goal of the program is to remove obstacles to their growth and to promote the freedom to be their best selves—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Every student has an advisor who is either a classroom teacher or an administrator. The advisor is a trustee guide who oversees each student’s schedule, academic progress, and general well-being within the school community. The advisor is also the central liaison between the home and the school and between the student and his teachers.