Gerstell Academy Parents Association (GAPA)


Gerstell Academy's Parents' Association, known as GAPA, is comprised of Gerstell parents who foster good-will and promote favorable public relations on and off the school's campus.


GAPA helps to improve the school's quality of life among its students, faculty, administration, and families through a myriad of ways. All Gerstell Academy parents are members of GAPA and are encouraged to volunteer your time, talent and treasures toward the betterment of Gerstell.

GAPA volunteers serve in many ways through varied committees such as, lunch monitors, field trip chaperones, library assistants and much more. Parents who are not able to volunteer during the school day may also provide "behind the scenes" support or by joining the Refreshments Committee.

GAPA also orchestrates a number of fundraising events to raise additional funds for Gerstell and charities. They include: Field Day, Bingo Night, the Annual Pie Run, and the Gala to name a few.

Please volunteer with this dynamic organization by contacting the following officers:

Kathryn Hoar/Chairperson -- gapapresident@gerstell.org

Danette Wolford/Vice Chairperson -- gapavicepresident@gerstell.org

Jennifer Carter/Secretary -- gapasecretary@gerstell.org

Jameliah Blount & Tiffany Ahmad/Treasurers --
gapatreasurer@gerstell.org

GAPA has numerous opportunities to volunteer for the coming 2017-2018 school year. Please "sign up" here and indicate in the notes if you're interested in serving as a Chairperson for the Event, if one is not designated already. Thank you!


GAPA encourages all interested parents to attend our monthly meetings, held in the RESH Leadership Board Room, 3rd floor, at 8:30am on the first Friday of every month. Upcoming dates are mentioned below as well as noted on the All School Calendar.

2017: November 3, December 1

2018: January 5, Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1

GAPA Volunteers: Our rolling sign-up can be found HERE for volunteer opportunities needed throughout the year.

GAPA Documents: Many of our documents, including meeting agendas, minutes, and our 2017-18 budget can be found by clicking HERE

Gerstell Academy

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"Gerstell Academy is the only leadership school in the area, and our children have benefited greatly by its values-based curriculum."

Leadership permeates all aspects of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their leadership in school, at home, and in the community.

"The admissions process at Gerstell Academy was a wonderfully welcoming experience. From the moment we entered the Robert E. Smith Hall, we knew that Gerstell was where we wanted our child to be."

"The challenging academics at Gerstell Academy taught our daughter to think critically and to be prepared to compete in an increasingly global society. We loved the Spanish fluency requirement."

Physical training encompasses both daily physical education opportunities and competitive athletics.

Gerstell Academy depends on the generous financial support of the entire Gerstell community. Please join us in the effort to make Gerstell greater!

Gerstell Alumni represent everything that is Gerstell. They are the ambassadors of the school that live the mission every day.

Gerstell Academy aspires and endeavors to remain a vibrant contributing member of our local communities.

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