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Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)

About this school...

Mission Statement:

GAMP is committed to the continual development of an educational environment in which all learners succeed. Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and the research on the “best instructional practices,” we envision that the educational environment will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of learners. 


Title I Award for Pennsylvania from among all 501 school districts, 2010; winner: Citywide Cheerleading Competition, 2012; winner: High School and Middle School National Academic League, 2009

Points of pride:

Annual musical theater production; award-winning cheerleading squad; made AYP every year since 2003; community partnerships with the Kimmel Center, Mann Music Center, Astral Artists, Philadelphia Orchestra Association

AP courses:
Biology, Music Theory

Foreign languages:
French, Spanish, Latin

Measures for positive, safe learning:

Community and university partnerships (Drexel University)

Parent Involvement:

Home & School Association; Open House events each fall and winter; yearly school raffle fundraising event managed by the Home & School Association; winter and spring music festivals; annual musical theater production; annual student talent show

Arts activities and classes:

Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; dance instruction; theater instruction; choir; concert and/or jazz band; orchestra; drum line; other instrumental ensemble; school play or musical(s)

Activities & special programs:

Online newspaper: GAMP Voice; Red Cross Club; Diversity Club; Jefferson Awards Program in association with the GAMP Student Council; debate club; Gift of Life organ donation organization

Boys' sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Intramurals* at middle grades

Girls' sports:

Softball, Tennis

SEPTA routes:
7, 37, C

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Comments (15)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 11:59.


Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 21:31.

I would love to go to your school more infomation email me at
Please give me a scholar ship please

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 12:10.

Some one help me

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 22:29.

i am trying to get my daughter in how

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 12:26.

i am trying to register my grandson, your school was recomended to me by a teacher from tune up philly, where my grandson play violin, he is 9 yo, in 4th grade, love music, and love to learn. how do i go about registering him. ?

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 21:59.

Hi my name is sharae lewis and I just wanted to say that I love your shool and I'm goin to your school becuase I have a passion for music and I want to presue my passion for music into a career.Again my name is Sharae Lewis and I curently go to General Phillip Kearny Public School,and I hope I get to attend your high school.

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 14:06.

You have to audition. And the auditions are over, you will have to wait next year

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 14:08.

You have to audition next year to get in.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 21:19.

i need to apply for this school,i love to dance and is my passion.

wright me back at you

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 20:52.

hey i wonder if i could sign up i sing and leaning to act

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:26.

So your school doesn't provide cheerleading , track or girl's basketball?

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:28.

what if we have to go to high school next year if we audition next year will we get in for 9th grade or 10th?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 22:34.


Will there be another opportunity to visit the school (GAMP) before application deadline in January? I am unable to attend as I am working until 7:30 and would be coming from greater N.E Philadelphia. Aslo as I am unable to attend tomorrow evening's open house, Oct 29, 2013, will this in any way affect my daughter's eligibility?

Laura R. Marra

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 15:27.

My name is Gail Smith and my daughter and I have filled out the application to attend your school.
Currently she is attending Stephen Girard Elem School and she (my daughter) is looking forward to attending your school next year. I would like to know what else it is she needs besides the grades ( which she does have) to be able to attend GAMP. She is a Novice Violin player and loves acting! Please let me know in advance so I can make sure we're prepared!!

Thank you in Advance
A proud Mommy!

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 15:57.

Do you perhaps know when is the audition?

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