What a gem in South Philadelphia! Carol Domb is a leader with integrity and vision. She is passionate about education AND the music that is an integral part of the GAMP experience. Yes, this is one of the competitive Special Admissions Schools, but if your child passes the rigorous academic criteria and has an apptitude for music, consider GAMP. Fabulous music program, top notch academics, and amazing teachers - what more could a parent ask for?
To sum it all up, the school is AWESOME; Ms. Domb is TERRIBLE. Nuff said.
GAMP has been a second family to me and my children for the past several years. The teachers and staff dedicate countless hours, week after week, to ensure that their pupils are receiving a valuable education and a respect for society. This is a school that CARES about the future generation(s) of our city! Graduating classes are always sad to go, but they are well prepared and have years of strength, knowledge, and confidence to fulfill their dreams. I can honestly say, there's no other school in the city of Phila, that can do what GAMP does!
GAMP is leaps and bounds better than most Philadelphia public schools, but that's not saying much. The school leaves a lot to be desired in terms of nurturing the children. Like most schools the classrooms are overcrowded so the teachers do not get know each child individually. In my opinion, the 5th graders are thrown to the wolves and the teachers show little interest in getting to know the children unless they have exceptional musical talent. I have been made to feel like a nuisance when I have requested one on one feedback regarding my child's progress. It's a good school comparatively, but it lacks what it takes to be a great school.
i want to register for gamp, and pray he is accepted, he is a very nice respectfull child, love music, play the violin with tune up philly, have his own violin, and is very good at playing, he is 9, and in 4th grade., i wonder if there is on line application.?
I am just starting to get to know GAMP because as have applied for 5th grade. The feedback I hear from other parents is almost uniformly positive. We love the "feel" of the place.
My daughter graduated GAMP this year (2011). GAMP was the best experience she had. Their standards are very high and the support for students is impressive. She is now a freshman atTemple University and sees how her training at GAMP prepared her for college academic challenges. We shall miss the school and its wondeful students, teachers, support staff and administration. I Do agree with an earlier comment that the school has its hands into the pockets of parents entirely too frequently.
I attended this school and I can say that there I received the fundamental tools and motivation I needed to gear me in the right direction. GAMP principals, staff anf students all build great student minds and tap into a student's inquisitiveness and ability to question, learn and create results, be it on a test or out in the real world. (submitted by an alumnus)
Compared to many many schools Gamp is leading. The overall objective is what I appreciated, exposure, education, safety and discipline. Any other annoyances are such in life. My daughter attended Gamp for 4 years and did outstanding socially and academically. Gamp has these children performing at the Mann, doing historical walking tours, concerts all on public dollars and donations here in Philadelphia. I was impressed that they don't allow the students to take control of the school like so many failing schools here in the city. Overall they are doing what it takes.
GAMP asks for to much money on a daily basis. I go there and it's pretty ok but the administration has a attitude with everybody everyday. I still recommond this school
I went to this school in freshman year and transferred to CAPA. GAMP is a great school but they have their flaws. GAMP asks for donations on a virtually daily basis to the point where you have to donate. Also the dances at GAMP are rather expensive $12 and above. The teachers range from absolutely awesome to downright horrible. Some teachers appreciate hard work and basically do their job. Others will see you as a line or space on a sheet and will never really care who you are, but will do anything for the student beside you. Overall GAMP is really a great school. But I personally didn't like it there too much.
I was very pleased with the educational and artistic opportunities afforded my son while attending GAMP. He has gone on to college with a great foundation. Thanky you to all for your tireless efforts in preparing our children for life.
I am very proud to have my son attend GAMP. I belive in the educational principles, as well as the discipline being offered. I think GAMP is unique in it approach to teaching by combining the arts with its curriculum. I would and do recommend this school to all my friends. Thank you for doing what you do!
I LOVE this School, my sons who are students...well, what child LOVES school? I thank all the Teachers and Administrative staff for being the Best and for taking such excellent care of our children's minds, spirits, souls and safety! Thank you!
I am a former student at Gamp and I feel as though its a school that you can depend on for a good education. My three years at gamp have been very informing and I am most excitied for the seventh grade. I love it here at Gamp. I wanna say thank you Dr.Carr for givng me and my mom(who attened Gamp for her high school years )a great muscical education.
As a former professional at GAMP, I really feel that the school's high rating is both deserved and also a misrepresentation. I say this because my experience at GAMP was one of frustration. While the school does get exceptional test scores, it is my opinion that there is a lot more to be desired from this school. As a music school, I think it plays its role very well. However, as a magnet school, I believe that when it comes to academics, a lot more is to be desired. The teachers are highly qualified (at least on paper), but their practices are often not effective with a majority of students, and I have seen this first hand.
I am a student at GAMP and I have been since 5th grade. I love it there. The teachers and my fellow students are great. I get a great education in academics AND music. There are so many talented people. It is also very safe. If you are thinking about going to GAMP, I would defiantly try out.
This school is wonderful, they strive for nothing better than academic excellence. The teachers are wonderful, but a little strict. The school is very serious about music, they have 4 concerts and 1 show every year, and they are big sucesses, and just outstanding performances by these children. GAMP truly is a school for you if you share a love for music, and are academically talented.
This school is very great. I love how my children learn music in here. After they went there, they improve so much.
I currently attend GAMP, and I must say, I absolutely love my school! I am going into 7th grade now, and even though I have not had every teacher yet, I can confidently say they are very dedicated to thier job and care for thier students as if they were thier own children.
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