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PK-6
Public charter
Gilbert, AZ
 

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862 E. Elliot Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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(480) 325-6100
(480) 632-2077
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April 07, 2014
Gilbert Arts Academy is an amazing school! My children love school and love learning. The fact that they want to make their teachers happy and look forward to seeing them, from previous years and this current year tells me that my children are in good hands.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2014
The first word that comes to mind about GAA is nurturing. EVERY staff member knows EVERY child's name at GAA. There is such a sense of community and family at this school from the moment we are greeted by a staff member in the morning to when I pick up my smiling happy first grader. She was accepted to enroll at GAA in the middle of her kindergarten year. She was having a terrible time at her previous school. She was not being challenged in her studies nor being cared for in this over populated school. The staff at this previous school could offer no support. We toured several schools before arriving to GAA where our daughter was told she could start the next day. She was greeted with open arms by the staff and children. She is now doing well in most subjects. The one area she was falling behind in she was offered after school tutoring and is quickly getting caught up to speed. The after school programs are fantastic and the support from the staff is outstanding. Everyday I think how fortunate we are to have found such a wonderful school. GAA is everything I've hoped for in education for my daughter and then some.

- submitted by a parent
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February 19, 2014
Gilbert Arts Academy offers a safe, family-oriented environment that focuses on meeting the individual needs of all students, while challenging each to reach their highest potential. Our team of dedicated teachers and staff take pride in providing a quality education and ensuring our students develop healthy habits, attitudes and confidence to yield success in all aspects of life.

- submitted by a school leader

February 11, 2014
Gilbert Arts Academy is amazing! I really appreciate this school; especially the quality of teachers. My son has excelled in learning as well as socially. I love when I visit the school because I can see how well each child is KNOWN. My son loves going to this school. In fact, we drive him every day from Mesa to Gilbert because he loves it so much. It has a great "no bully" policy. I have never seen rotten behavior when I visit. The atmosphere is fun as well as challenging! Thanks GAA!! Go mustangs!

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2014
I have had my boys at this school for two years now and was previously a home schooler. I LOVE this school. Their PE teacher Ms. Hay is one of the best I've ever seen, her love and excitement for the children is amazing. Their Kindergarten teacher was awesome, I'm excited for my daughter to be in her class next year! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mrs. Black the third grade teacher. She has a class of 15 boys and 5 girls and they are not only doing well, but excelling! They are doing 4th and 5th grade math!!! I would highly recommend this school. I am unable to home school my children right now due to life circumstances and am so thankful I found this school!

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2013
This will sadly be our last year of school here at GAA. My student is very excited for the school year to begin! We are still trying to figure out a way to have GAA extend to 2 extra years here. We have been coming to GAA since Kindergarten. We have always felt GAA as our second home. Teachers and staff here are great and go the extra mile to care for our students. It will be a bitter sweet year, but know we can always call GAA our second home.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2013
I wish I could give this school zero or negative stars. This is the worse school I have ever been to. The teachers were not experience or educated at all. I have never known of a school who doesn't want volunteers in their classrooms. I always felt this school was full of fake and evil people and sad to say I was right. Please parents keep your children far away from the place of horrors!!

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2013
Old worn and tired classrooms, in a state if flux and change of leadership, treating teachers with no respect, lack of appreciation for countless unpaid hours, lack of necessary support and guidance, unreal expectations, no art infused curriculum to even call it an Art Academy, corporation and education should never meet, low pay for 16 hr work days. Stay away.

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2013
I sent my daughter to GAA because I teach at Gilbert High which is just around the corner. She had been in an elementary with about 1000 students so it was a whole new world! The principal really knows every parent and student, and leads her faculty in an exemplary fashion. The P.E. teacher is a gem; dynamic ,funny, and engaging. The music teacher is creative and committed. My child's classroom teacher had excellent management, high expectations, and fun learning activities. My daughter enrolled in orchestra. The after school programs are diverse, and entertaining as well as skill building. My daughter enrolled in soccer, tennis, art, and several more throughout the year. We had an awesome experience and would reccommend this high quality school to any one.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2013
GAA is a very good school. They have high expectations for their students, teachers and staff. Their teachers are dedicated. No two classes, or two students are identical. GAA is effective in its approach in that GAA has teachers that understand this and differ instruction to best help each student to be successful. Also, students want to be there.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2013
We started our kids at GAA this year. It has been an incredible experience! The Principal, teachers and staff all take their job of educating and mentoring the kids very seriously. Our daughter that has some special needs THRIVED at this school. Communication is outstanding. My kids enjoy going to school everyday and have learned so much. It is with great confidence that I recommend Gilbert Arts Academy to anyone looking for an above average school!

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2013
This is a great school! It's a small campus and the teachers and staff know all the students names and families. Our kids really like being at GAA for class and all the after school clubs. Keep up the good work 5th grade!

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2013
This is our first year at Gilbert Arts and we are so happy we made the change. It's smaller than our Gilbert Public School, but my kids are really being challenged in class and love their teachers. Everyone is so positive and respectfull. As a parent, I love the Zero Tolerence policy for bullying.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2013
This school is not what it is cracked up to be. The teachers are lax and overbearing. Its their way or the highway. Don't go there.

- submitted by a community member

November 19, 2012
My daughter is in her 5th year of going to this school. We both are very happy with the staff and the education. This year has been the best year so far. The teachers really work with parents to make sure that they know what is going on in their child classroom, and the PTO works very hard to inform parents of all school activities.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012
My son is finishing his first year here in kindergarten. It has been a WONDERFUL experience for him. The staff, teachers, and principal are dedicated and caring. I know he is safe and cared for when I drop him off. The students are well behaved and taught about character. Within a week of starting school everyone knew my son's name! This school is about community and no child will ever feel left out. My son has special needs and everyone at the schoool has been so loving and understanding. He gets all the resources and help he needs and has had a very successful year. I don't understand the negative reviews on here. They don't even make sense...

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2011
As part of the education team at Gilbert Arts Academy it saddens me when one individual is not pleased with a decision and it affects their vision in a negative way from that point on. We are not a perfect school but we strive hard to be one! Our education is top notch with teachers focused on students and their needs. Tutoring is available. After school clubs offer students the opportunities to participate in a variety of areas including science, craftes, music, P.E., fitness,drama, and more. Parents are on campus daily sharing their time and talents. Community is in involved in activities in a variety of ways. Staff and principal are always available to listen and help in any way possible. Our PTO is highly supportive. Our goal is to develop character in our students that will ensure them success now and in the future. Check us out! Our staff is great! Our parents are wonderful! Our students are phenomenal!

- submitted by a teacher

September 22, 2011
I really disliked this school. Parents pick your childs school wisely. Look else where before enrolling them here.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2011
If you are looking for a great school for your child that they can grow with that have great teachers and office staff that are well educated and go above and beyond for your child. Do NOT enroll your child here. This school is not for children who may need extra help in certain areas. The teachers had very poor commination I never knew what my child was learning or activities going on in the classroom. The school does not have enough resources for all students to be in the after school activities. I was so happy that we found a wonderful school that knows what they re doing and how knows how to do it well.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2011
This is my daughter's 4th year at this school and she loves it. I love the extra attention each child receives, all the teachers know all the students names and the atmosphere is very inviting. The staff are very caring and the after school clubs are fantastic! A real effort is made to keep grades up by providing tutors, if needed and keeping parents informed. My child was diagnosed with ADD, the school provided the extra help she needed and were very supportive, helpful and patient when I chose a natural treatment over medicine. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2011
Great school...IF your child does NOT need special attention! They are unable to manage special needs situations & are disorganized. Parents do the bulk of the work at home and pick up & drop off is a fiasco, so be sure you have the time if you enroll your kids here.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2011
Best small local school in Gilbert. This school is fantastic! The staff and principal are caring and happy educators that give all they've got to teaching children. We are finishing our second year here and we couldn't be happier. Parent involvement is high and academics are rigorous.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2011
This is my first year working at Gilbert Arts Academy, and I am so impressed and happy to be part of the team. This is a truly quality school, and I will say that this is the first time I have said that about a school I have worked at since moving to Arizona 5 years ago. The teachers and staff are incredible, passionate, and concerned with every student that comes through. The parents that volunteer at the school do nothing but lighten up the front office building, help the teachers and positively contribute. Thank you parents! The recent art show that took place, blew me away. I feel very blessed and excited every day I am at Gilbert Arts Academy, and would not want to be at any other school.

- submitted by a teacher

March 23, 2011
This is my daughter's 4th year @ Gilbert Arts Academy. I am so impressed with how friendly, caring and helpful the staff is here. Her progress this year has amazed me on how much she has learned and the year is not even over yet! We are looking forward to another exciting year next fall!! We love GAA!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2010
I love the school. my son is very happy and loves going to school. We love everyone there.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2010
I just relocated to Gilbert, AZ in July, from NY with my family. Through much online research, I enrolled my 4th grader in another charter school. However, after the Open House....I decided to look into other schools, as i didn't feel it would be a good fit for him. GAA was on my new list of schools to visit. I was able to make Parent/Teachers night and immediately fell in LOVE with the staff! Everyone was so sincere in making my family feel at home!!! He enjoys going to school!!

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2010
Gilbert Arts Academy is amazing! The teachers are the best loving caring individuals ever. The office staff and principal are awesome! My son loves going to school everyday. We can not be any happier with the school.

- submitted by a parent
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May 11, 2010
i think the teachers are fantastic at Gilberts Arts Academy and have only the pupils best interests at heart to provide them with a bright future

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2010
Great staff, excellent education -- my son loves going to school everyday! Need I say more?

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May 08, 2010
This is an awesome school...My grandsom loves going there. The teacher's are so caring and positive...They make teaching fun!!!!!! Very safe school!!!! Gramma Noe

- submitted by a parent
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May 07, 2010
Safe school - good teachers - solid academic ranking. Awesome staff.

- submitted by a parent
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May 07, 2010
The learning environment is loving and fun which really encourages the children.

- submitted by a community member
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May 07, 2010
They have great teachers and great programs!

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
I love this school and the staff. I would love to help them out in any way I can!

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
Classes are small enough to allow more personal attention to those children who are gifted as well as for those who need extra instruction.

- submitted by a parent
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May 06, 2010
My nephews love this school. They are excited about learning, participating in sports,and making friends.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
Small class sizes, Intimate campus, the whole staff knows all of my children, teachers go the extra mile and tutor after school, they do a ton with very little money, teachers are enthusiastic about teaching, arts are integrated but not the main focus,

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
The teachers, principal, and staff are amazing people. Always showing care for the students and parents. Their time and dedication is appreciated

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
The teachers care about my kids, and my kids enjoy going to school. They focus on the three Rs and integrate the arts. The campus is beautiful and well kept.

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
This school works with my grandchildrens' special needs and gifts.

- submitted by a community member
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May 05, 2010
My son has been there for 3 years and he is so happy. He loves Ms. Hay, the PE teacher.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
The progressive and aggressive program along with the energetic and well informed teachers make this school one of a kind and far above all.

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2010
I love the teachers and the small class sizes. This school is great!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
Caring, Dedicated and Well Informed Teachers and Staff. Both my daughters enjoy going to school everyday to learn new and exciting things. Focus on both academics and extra-curricular activities gives children a lot of inspiration and motivation to go to school everyday to learn and become good individuals.

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
I have 3 Children, 10, 6 & 3. My 2 oldest go to the school. My 10 yr. old has been there all the way from K-5. My husband & I fell in love w/ the school the second we saw it & went through orientation. I love the curriculum, the teachers, how involved the parents & students are. I recommend GAA to everyone I know. Both of my children are learning at least one grade ahead of their current grade. Even with as much learning/teaching that there is, they still want them to be children & want parents to take an active role in their child's education. LOVE IT!!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
I am a grandparent to children who attend Gilbert Arts Academy. I love the small 'family' like campus. The teachers & staff truly care the children. It's easy to see, they love their job!

- submitted by a community member
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May 05, 2010
Gilbert Arts Academy is a family oriented school. The level of professionalism from the staff is outstanding. The K.R.P program has been the best environment for my son!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
Great teachers with excellent learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
This school is amazing from the Pincaple to the teachers! I could not have picked a better school for my son.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
Such an amazing school with staff & teachers that show love, time & attention to EVERY student. You could not ask for a better school for your kids!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
The experience my son has received in the preschool program helps me trust in that his future endeavors in K 6 will be just as amazing.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
Gilbert Arts Academy is such a dynamic and progressive school that is on the forefront of transforming education in Arizona. The teachers and staff are more than highly qualified and strive to create an environment that is conducive to each student s learning and development needs. Gilbert Arts Academy has become more of an extension of our family than a school. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
Small class size, great teachers and staff, they really care about our kids! I also love the emphasis on Arts Education, my child loves this school! We have been very happy here! Awesome parents that really get involved!

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
My nephew is in KG and he loves coming to school at this school!

- submitted by a community member
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May 05, 2010
My great niece goes there and they have been really good for her.

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2010
The good is an exceptionally good, accademically sound school where the teachers actually KNOW the children and their individual needs. I have all good things to say, and not one negative. They challenge the children to think on their own, and to use after school time to teach them study skills. I love it, keep up the good work for my grandchildren!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
The teachers seem to care so much for the kids.

- submitted by a community member
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May 05, 2010
My daughter transferred to Gilbert Arts Academy this year, and what she loves to say most about her school is that the staff and students are like her second family. She loves it here!

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
A great school that encourages their students to develop strong and positive character traits.

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
Fabulous small school with dedicated teachers and caring staff. Nice to know the atmosphere and quality of a private school can exist in a public school!

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
Great family atmosphere! This is a small campus with great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
The staff and the parents work hard to make this school a community that learns and grows together. Everyone is involved and included, and the students enjoy coming to school.

- submitted by a parent
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May 04, 2010
The amazing teachers, principal and staff. We love their dedication and personal caring attitutde with the children. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2009
I have a second grader and a kindergarten. I was worried about my second grader starting a new school. I was amazed at the acceptance she found and how much they care to help the children. Her reading even though it has been a few weeks has been> my son loves kindergarten. mrs. grant is the best. Her kindness is wonderful They look foward to going school everyday and love the flag cermony teaching small kids the intro to the bill of rights. Amazing.

- submitted by a parent
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August 19, 2009
My son just started Kindergarten at Gilbert Arts Academy. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send him there. His class size is small as is the school itself which gives it a family atmosphere. His teacher is absolutely fantastic! Something that stood out for me was the fact that all of the children in her class are so even tempered. Nobody is falling apart before class or after class which is a real tribute to the teacher. She is calm and so they are calm. It is hard to find that. The principle and many of the teachers already know our son's name which I find comforting given that school has only been in session for a week and a half. More importantly, our son wakes up every morning eager to go to school. As parents we couldn't ask for anything more.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2009
This was our daughter's first year and it has been a great experience. They have an excellent faculty which makes a big difference to the structure of students. We look forward to the next school year.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2009
Gilbert Arts Academy is a wonderful school. The small quiet campus is welcoming to parents and students, the 'specials' teachers are amazing -- Ms. Hay is the best and very popular PE teacher, Ms. Waterworth is an amazing art teacher -- our young child crumpled up a paper that was colored and cut out; we asked why, 'To add texture to it!' And just look at the mural she has painted on the campus - incredible. And the teachers, principal and office staff are wonderful, as well. This is a fabulous learning environment, they promote character, manners, responsibility; fun after school activities and aftercare, as well. We are very happy parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2009
Gilbert Arts Academy is a family oriented school with small classes. I have a 10 year old that attends the school, she has been there for 6 years. I am very pleased with the teachers and the staff. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

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Gilbert Arts Academy
862 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ  85234
(480) 325-6100
Last modified Gilbert Arts Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gilbert Arts Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 68 reviews. Top