To provide comprehensive, individualized education that enables each learner to flourish with honesty, compassion, and personal responsibility.
This is a place where littles are free to get their wiggles out every hour and bigs are free to delve into projects they design to fully investigate integrated topics with hands-on experiences.
Gantry Academy is more than a college prep school. We are a life prep school. Alongside of our rigorous STEAM focus we build Human Relations, Sustainability, and Life Skills, which allows us to support the growth of the whole child, including the whole family.
- Fish don’t climb trees. All learners deserve an inclusive environment regardless of race, color, religion/creed, gender, gender expression, age, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.
- Gantry Academy aggregates international best practices, such as the top-tier Finnish school systems, that use integrated, multi-disciplinary curriculum and innovative techniques like flipped homework to provide a world-class education in the Sciences and Arts to students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
- Gantry Academy encourages each student to thrive as an individual life-long learner with outstanding problem solving skills, allowing them to become confident and creative architects of their own future.
Meet the Team
This school is being built from the ground up (as in a project, not building construction!) by everyone involved. That means staff, mentors, and the families that join us will be an integral part of the team! Join us and see your name here!
Jennifer Phillips, PMP
Founder & Director
I am a software developer, with my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas. I attended Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer camps in middle school and graduated from high school at 16 years old because my parents fought to keep public school from standardizing me. As a parent and a friend, I started Gantry Academy to help as many learners as possible find their own passion.
Gina Bennette, M.Ed.
“The secret in education lies in respecting the student” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
As co-founder of ABCD, and Curriculum Director, I bring over 20 years of experience educating children, a B.S. in Psychology, and an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. I know from experience the importance of social-emotional learning and the consequences when our schools ignore it. As VP at The Princeton Review, I learned first hand how broken the system is. American Education doesn’t value true learning, just the ability to represent it on a test. My goal at Apple Blossom Center for Discovery is to fill that gap and get your child excited about learning.