Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

Our History

George Gervin Prep Academy got its start when the George Gervin Youth Center opened its doors in 1991. This nonprofit organization was created to provide innovatively designed, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive services to troubled youth and their families. From that mission came our school.

George “Iceman” Gervin, former San Antonio Spurs player and member of the NBA Hall of Fame, has a passion for community service and assisting youth in their educational needs. With a school and community center in San Antonio, Gervin and his supporters extended their reach in 2012 when George Gervin Prep Academy opened to serve middle school youth in the Phoenix area.

George Gervin Prep is a charter school that serves about 250 kindergarten through eighth graders in south Phoenix. Because we are a small school, we can provide individualized instruction to our students, allowing them to reach and achieve their academic potential.


After careful consideration, George Gervin Prep Academy will be closed to students until further notice beginning March 16, 2020, in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. During this time, our school leadership will continue to stay updated on the COVID-19 situation in our county, state, and nation.

We want to assure all families and staff that this decision was made only after thoughtful consideration of the facts and the potential impact on our community. We will continue to communicate and provide updates regarding alternative and digital learning for students and timeframe of reopening the school.

Again, GGPA students will not return from spring break next week. We will continue to post updates on our web page, our telephone Smart Call system, Facebook, and Class Dojo.

Thank you for your patience.


Principal Crawford
Superintendent Hawkins

During the school closure ordered by Governor Ducey, many of the surrounding districts are providing free grab and go meals for breakfast and lunch. Please view our flyer for meal locations.