School District Offices and Schools will be Closed Thursday Nov 24 and Friday Nov 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read Dr. Watlington’s message HERE.

Superintendent Watlington provides an update on the Facilities Planning Process. Read more HERE
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GAMP HS Band performing at Phillies World Series Rally on Fox 29 News!

GAMP is a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School!

GAMP is a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School!
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Please scroll down to find detailed information about our school community for this year, and check back regularly for continued updates!

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Messages (Text and email) are regularly sent out from GAMP staff, and will appear in your inbox from “portal-notification@philasd.org”. If you are not receiving messages, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that accurate information is on file within the Infinite Campus portal. Click this link if you need assistance updating your account. Please also ensure that your mailing address and phone numbers are accurate also – thank you for your continued support!

GAMP’s statement on our country’s situation

Our country is grieving – Grieving not only from a pandemic, but from a weekend fueled by long held racial injustices within our country. To stay silent about these issues would unconscionable. G.A.M.P. was founded on the basis of desegregation to bring all people together through the unifying sounds of music.

Black lives do in fact matter and equally deserve a fair place in this world. As a community, we denounce racism of any form and will not tolerate any form of division that goes against our founding ideals. These are difficult times and difficult issues to navigate but through honesty, empathy, and a desire to do better, we will get though this together.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the school administration.

Our Mission

The Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) is a college preparatory school for students in grades 5 through 12 that provides a unique educational environment, focusing on college and career readiness, while allowing all students to pursue music as a major subject.  As a community that strives for academic and musical excellence, we are committed to the continued development of an educational experience in which all students succeed.  Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and research on the best instructional practices, we will provide an educational environment that will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of learners.