A Day at GPA

Our Daily Routine

At GPA we open our doors at 7:30 a.m. and keep your child academically challenged, physically engaged and creatively curious until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A typical day involves two hours of English and STEM with a native speaker, a class on Vietnamese and Life Skills, exposure to one Learning Area, Outdoor Play (weather permitting), 3 meals and a 90 minute block for nap time. For more information, see below:

TIME

ACTIVITY

NOTES

7:30-7:45 AM

Arrival

Children are received in the playground area.

7:45-8:15 AM

Breakfast

Some students will eat breakfast, while others are encouraged to settle in with a selected activity.

8:15-8:30 AM

AM Opener

Morning circle routine, check in, show and tell, music, socializing, celebrations, etc.

8:30-9:15 AM

Outdoor Play Area

Free play outside, sand play, ball games, mini-city bike course, climbing frames, gardening, etc.

9:15-9:30 AM

Morning Snack

9:30-10:30 AM

English

Students practice 2nd language skills with a native speaker - vocabulary, songs, poems, stories, etc.

10:30-10:45 AM

Free Play

Students can play at any learning station they want.

10:45-11:30 AM

STEM

Math and Science content is taught by a native speaker - class does experiments, discovery activities, nature walks, math games, etc.

11:30-12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00-1:30 PM

Afternoon Nap

Children can sleep or enjoy relaxing activities in the classroom like reading stories, puzzles, playing on the balcony, etc.

1:30-1:45 PM

PM Opener

Exercise routine to awaken children from sleep.

1:45-2:30 PM

Learning Area

Students go to one of our learning areas - music room, library, swimming pool, multi-purpose room, computer room, etc.

2:30-3:00 PM

Afternoon Snack

3:00-4:00 PM

Vietnamese/Life Skills

Students practice life skills (cooking, health, etc.) and learn Vietnamese language/culture through games, poems, story readings, discussions , etc.

4:00-4:30 PM

Free Play

Students can play at any learning station they want.

4:30-5:00 PM

Dismissal

Parents pick students up from their home classroom.

***GP Academy also provides a late-pick up service after 5:00 p.m. Please see the Tuition and Fee Policy for information about the fee.