The school is fantastic! The academic programs are excelent as well. The school is a specialized music school so if your child is interested in music this is the place. The faculty are all certified and experienced teachers. The school is public but it is run like a private school. The students and teachers seem to have good relationships and because the the school is so small the faculty know each student by name. One of the unfortunate draw backs is the fact that the school is so old. I beleive there are plans to build an addition to the already exsititng school sturcture in the near future that will be a good change!
My view on GAMP is on the negative side. The students in the high school are taught to only pass the structured tests given by the city and state. They will tell you that it is not a music school, but half of the time they spend there is in music classes. There is no tolerance for the 'average' student
This is a fantastic school that my nephew excelled at. Highly recommend!
I, myself, attended GAMP from 5th until graduating high school. I then attended Temple University, where I graduated with honors. I am now 24 years old and the mother of a kindergarten girl. I am currently employed by Urban Outfitter Inc as an Accountant and feel that my foundation at GAMP provided me with fundamentals I have used throughout my schooling and career. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The curriculum is personalized and the wide variety of available extra curricular activities from sports to music is immense. I know GAMP broadened my horizons and my love for music and musical theatre. The level of parent and student involvement in each activity GAMP does is tremendous. This reflects everyone s love for this outstanding program. Now that I am a mother, I would be proud to send my daughter to GAMP!
GAMP is a terrific school, with children from all over the city,in a beautiful setting in the city of Philadelphia. It's small population and the ability to attend GAMP for 8 years gives it a home-like feeling. Outstanding teachers work with top students in the city at a fast pace, which makes it one of the best. It's has an extremely unique music program that teaches anywhere from beginning to advance. With lots of work done it creates music that sounds nearly professional. Talent shows or plays occur every year. Though this school offers a great music program, it falls very short on all other aspects because the building in which they are located in is just too small. Students are often cramped into the tiny rooms of what was once an elementary school. Parents are allowed to volunteer in anyway, but it is uncommon.
I can honestly say that GAMP is a great school. I'm not be baised because I am extremely affiliated with GAMP but I love everything about. Its a small school, with gives the students the upper hand. Everyone knows everyone, everyone watches out and cares for everyone ele. The close knit communtity is definitely a plus. You don't have worry about you child attending a school where they are in fear of losing they're lives. Academically, the school is wondeful. It seem as if it was a burden but through out the years my child has definaltey grew and developed into a young adult who is now ready for college. The home and school association is superb and the parents help in any and every way possible. TOP QUALITY.. Gamp is often said to be one of Philly's best kept secret and it truely is.
This school is wonderful! The teachers care so much about every child. The principal is a wonderful person. They teach so much here. They also have an awesome music program. I love it.
This is a great school for kids who love to sing and play musical instruments. Every grade does choir and has the option of play a musical instrument. Gamp has sports and cheerleading, also. The academics in this school are outstanding. They teach so much in one year. The teachers are nice and believe in every child. In this school they allow you to be you and don't force you to be them.
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