Admissions Overview at GLA West
Global Leadership Academy School (GLA) is public school operating under a charter granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Admission to the school is open to all eligible students who are residents within the limits of City of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania in grades K through 8.
Global Leadership Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, creed, gender, ethnicity, mental or physical disability, proficiency in English, or prior academic achievement when recruiting or admitting students.
Children applying for Kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1st of the current year in order to be accepted into the school. If the child is not five by the deadline, parents may apply the following year for possible admission to the school.
Children applying for First Grade must be six years of age by September 1st of the current year in order to be accepted into the school. If the child is not six by the deadline, parents may apply the following year for possible admission to the school.
Our marketing strategies for recruiting students include:
• sibling preference
• displays in school lobby
• radio/television/newspaper advertisement
• parent incentives
• visit to daycare centers
• open houses
• community meetings and/or events
• community partners/contacts
• outside banner advertisement
A lottery is conducted each year at the close of the enrollment period in the spring.