Getting 6th Graders Ready for Middle School

It’s 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 […]

What Should Middle School Students Be Doing Now To Prepare for High School

Many families ask what they should be doing to prepare for the high school admissions process. Below are some tips from our Director of High School Placement, Ms. Sarlo! 1. Aim for Excellence! Report cards matter. Maintaining strong grades (S+s and above) shows schools that you are a serious student. If you are S+ student, […]

Creating Life Long Learners

George Jackson Academy’s (GJA’s) curricular foundation is rooted in the importance of creating lifelong learners through critical thinking, conversation, and confidence. Each subject is planned from a school-wide Curricular Framework that utilizes high performing district best practices to teach specific academic and social skills pertinent to accompanying grades.  All skills, and classroom instruction, are designed […]


As Head of School I am constantly asked about what I love most about my job and it is the joy that I get when I get to share a space with a group of young men that truly amaze me on daily basis.  Being a student at GJA will be one of the most […]