Our mission is to provide quality learning and social opportunities for our diverse student body, engage families, and offer health and community services through innovative programs and partnerships.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The Gardner Pilot Academy‘s ESOL program advocates learning through investigation while building skills for independence and life-long learning.
The program challenges students to set and meet personal education goals. It is designed to develop students’ oral communication, as well as reading and writing skills. We also explore the experience and knowledge that every student brings to the program as English language skills are taught using themes and content related to the interests, needs, and experience of the learners, including their educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
GPA’s ESOL program consists of six levels of classes:
Survival Literacy, Basic Beginner, Beginner, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate/Advanced.
All classes are free of charge and child care is available.
English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
ENB’s funded English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs initiative aims to enable owners of very small, or “micro-” businesses to improve their own and their employees’ English skills in order to expand their markets, have better access to business assistance resources, and help invigorate local economies. GPA offered its first EIE class in fall 2019 at a convenient time for A/B businesses owners, and by customizing curriculum to address business goals. (Can you add the attached EIE Slide Show to this page).