GA is pleased to offer Gator U—custom courses created specifically for the non-student members of our community. Register today!


Two multi-week offerings taught on campus by GA Upper School faculty & affiliated instructors.


  • Tue Jan 30, 7:00 PM
  • Courses run three & four weeks



  • Current parents
  • Past parents
  • Alumnae

This course is full.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Teacher: Nikki Elkins
Three weeks: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13 (makeup date: Feb 20)
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $450

Join Nikki Elkins, Emmy Award-winning former head chef for The Martha Stewart Show (and GA mom!), as she teaches you how to make some of her favorite fool-proof recipes. Working in GA’s Culinary Lab, our classes will cover some of the basics, like how to set up your “station” and sharpen your knives. We’ll also go over searing techniques and learn what to stock your pantry with to make a tasty meal, even with an empty fridge. Meals don’t need to be complicated to be delicious.

In this hands-on course we’ll spend one class on each meal of the day. Eggs are always great in the morning, but how about some huevos rancheros with salsa verde that will wake up your tastebuds any time of day! Or how about just-sweet-enough granola scones?  

Sad salad days are over when you have Thai chicken salad (with so many crunchy veggies) for lunch. Or perhaps a shaved winter vegetable salad with Parmesan, toasted walnuts, and a sherry-shallot vinaigrette? In the final class, we’ll celebrate the day’s end with a dinner of seared scallops over creamy polenta drizzled with basil oil, and a surprisingly easy classic—Jean-Georges’ molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. 

Requirements: Bring your appetite, an apron, and your sense of adventure!


Teachers: Lauren Delapenha & Tom Sullivan
Four weeks: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20 (makeup date: Feb 27)
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Tuition: $500
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a play so renowned and timeless that it hardly needs advertising: It is read, performed, and revered 400-plus years after its conception for reasons you will quickly discover or revisit. Hamlet has something for everyone: puns, metatheater, fencing, romance, angsty brooding, betrayal, and numerous meditations on human frailty. No two encounters with this miserable, hopelessly intelligent royal Dane are the same, so if you’ve met Hamlet before, come meet him again as we explore the wit, beauty, and complexity of one of the greatest tragedies in the English canon. We’ll read the entire play over the course of four consecutive weeks, featuring a mix of text-based discussions and excerpts from various stage and screen adaptations. 

Requirements: Please come to the first class prepared to discuss a brief reading we’ll email you a week ahead. We’ll work off the Folger edition; copies to be distributed at the first class.