Good Foundations Academy is a K-6 public charter school located in Riverdale, Utah.
Good Foundations Academy offers a unique educational program with an emphasis on character and academic excellence. We opened our doors to approximately 300 students for our inaugural school year in August 2010. We have some of the most outstanding teachers in the region. All of our teachers are certified in Utah or are currently pursuing full certification in an approved program. Our teachers are the heart of our program and we recognize their efforts to achieve and demonstrate academic excellence and their commitment to our program.
It is our distinct pleasure to share with you the State of Utah’s annual school report card for Good Foundations Academy. Every year, each school receives a report card from the State of Utah. The report card results are based on key metrics including; academic growth, the percentage of students reading on grade level, and test scores. Good Foundations Academy has earned an A grading, the highest possible result which can be attained!
Details regarding GFA’s results can be reviewed here.Learn More
The purpose of Good Foundations Academy is to provide excellence and fairness in education through a common educational foundation. This will be achieved by successfully teaching a carefully sequenced body of content and skills, and developing a school culture that instills the values of strong character in a democratic society.
GFA has partnered with top-ranked and award-winning Liberty Common School, a charter school located in Fort Collins, Colorado, to bring to Weber County this successful, research-based model of academic excellence.
Our goal is to provide each student with knowledge, skills, and character through strong parent-teacher-student partnerships.
Faculty and students at Good Foundations Academy are encouraged to learn the school pledge.
These valuable words help students and faculty remember the values of the school and encourage students to do their best work every day.
The pledge reinforces good character and accurately reflects the school's philosophy of the seven foundation stones.
The pledge is written as follows.
I am a GFA Guardian.
I will show respect for people and property.
I will use self-control and have the integrity to do what is right.
I will be responsible for my choices.
I will cooperate with others.I will practice citizenship to make our community a better place.
I will persevere to reach my goals.
I will strive for excellence.I am a GFA Guardian.
This was a rough year for any school but I have been so impressed with how GFA handled it all. My kids were always happy and I always felt safe sending them. The teachers have been fantastic and I'm always so happy to see the improvement in my kids at the end of each year. Already registered for next year! We love GFA.
My oldest attended Good Foundations Academy (GFA), K - 6th. My youngest began in kindergarten as well, and will be a 6th grader next school year. We have loved being a part of the GFA family. The high academic standards and teaching of the "Foundation Stones" prepare students to not only excel intellectually, but also to be good human beings. We have had the joy and benefit of working with so many amazing teachers, staff, and volunteers through these years, and when my youngest moves on to middle school after completing 6th grade, we will be quite sad to say goodbye to GFA.
We love this school so much. It has been the best thing for my kids. I love their character curriculum. They really do push positive mindset behavior. The curriculum is challenging and I couldn't believe all the history my 1st grader learned. I love how they build upon concepts each year. They all push the classics in reading which I feel is vary rare with normal public education. We also love the school play. A lot of work goes into that and it amazes me how these teachers believe in these small children. It is quite the production every year. We have been attending for the last 9 years. When my two oldest went to junior high at a normal public school they were advanced in Math and English. In fact their first semester of 7th grade Math, Science, and English was mostly a review from what they learned in 6th grade at Good Foundations. Teachers are so great. The principal Mrs. Erwin is the kindest person!