An Individual Approach
GTA takes an individualized approach to education. We are attentive to the emotional, social, physical and mental needs of our students. Some children require more attention and instruction than others. Our classroom assistants and teachers aides work closely with these children to keep them on pace with the rest of the students in the class. We staff each class with a teacher and an assistant for the special needs of that classroom. Our instructors offer each child the highest quality of education possible. The staff operates as a closely-knit group.
GTA is a private school certified by Washington State Board of Education. We offer year-round preschool, Pre- Kindergarten and an all-day kindergarten program. All programs are very advance.
The school approaches education in a caring manner while setting expectations high and involving parents as partners every step of the way. We also teach the children how to speak publicly. GTA continues to develop its curriculum to bring out the best in all children and prepare them for the world at large as informed and productive citizens.
GTA and the Operation Latchkey program have both been recognized and endorsed by a variety of individuals locally and nationally. Some of the those who have endorsed GTA are listed below: Local Educators
Dr. Andrew Griffith, Former Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Stephanie Salzman, Former GTA Board member and Former Dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University
Dr. Gloria Mitchell, Former principle of T.T. Minor Elementary School and former chair of GTA Board Advisory Committee
Dr. Warren Buck, Former Chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell Campus
Local Elected Officials
Former Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon (former GTA Board Member)
Former Snohomish County Sheriff Rick Bart (former GTCLA Board Member)
Former Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewel
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen
Guests and Supporters
Tim Nowlis, former executive of the Boeing Company
Rev. Martin Luther King III
Bob Bavasi, Bavasi Sports
Former Seattle Sonics head coach Nate McMillan (present supporter and Currently Head Coach of Indiana Pacers)
Former Seattle Sonics player Rashard Lewis
Former Seattle Seahawk Cornerback Shawn Springs
Former Seahawk Ken Easley
Former Seahawk Mack Strong
Nate McMillan and Rashard Lewis have also given their time and support to our annual basketball camp. Mark Sperandio, former owner of the Everett Aqua Sox has visited the school on a number of occasions and has graciously donated an industrial size refrigerator and stove to the school.
GTA has also established strong working relationships with qualified organizations that can provide consultation and assistance with social and health services.