Primary Academy (K-3)

We believe in every student every day. The Primary Academy serves 350 vibrant, young learners enrolled in kindergarten through the third grade. Here we emphasize educating the whole child by embracing social-emotional learning alongside a rigorous academic program. Our school is a safe and orderly place where we work with several local organizations to provide after-school and special programming opportunities.


Benefits of Attending GLPA

At the Primary Academy, our young learners enjoy the following benefits:

  • Small class sizes
  • Rigorous ELA and math curricula
  • One-to-one iPads (grades K–2)
  • Technology, art, and physical education
  • Opportunities for group work, field trips, and special programs


We utilize rigorous curricula designed to engage and challenge our students. Our scholars enjoy many opportunities to work in small groups and also have time for independent reading. Our traditional and online curricula include the following:

Social-Emotional Learning

Gary Primary Academy adheres to restorative practices. We utilize the Toolbox curriculum schoolwide to teach and practice skills in empathy, communication, and problem solving. Additionally, students and their families may receive support services through our Culture Team.

Contact Information

3201 Pierce Street
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: (219) 884.2407
Fax: (219) 980.0259