“The Number One High School for Film in the World”

Raindance Film Festival, London

Founder’s Welcome

The G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts is one of the most innovative high schools in the nation. G-Star constructed its own commercial motion picture studio to bring major film productions to the school and Palm Beach County. The G-Star Studios have become the largest film production studios in south Florida with 110,000 sq. ft. under roof in its movie studio complex. Over one thousand G-Star students have worked on multi-million dollar feature films, commercials and music videos as production assistants and interns in every film department (lights, camera, grip, electric, actors, etc.), thereby receiving real-world, hands-on experience in the film industry. This program is exemplified by visiting “The Today Show” video in the drop down screen. Also, to see some of the stars our students have worked on set with, click on “Celebrities Who Have Visited G-Star”. Although not every student participates in this mostly after school program, G-Star students do participate in well over a thousand videos and animation projects each school year, plus one major feature film per year that is open to all students for auditions. Many of our students also attend seminars on campus by Academy Award winning Directors, Producers, Writers, and film industry professionals.

You will read more about our academics in the academic categories on this web site, however, one academic number we are extremely proud of is our up to 99% graduation rate with 97% of our students going on to college. This year our students were accepted into Juilliard (NYC), the University of Oxford, England, and all three US military academies requiring a Congressional recommendation: the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, West Point, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, among many other prestigious universities. Of course, we are a public school so there is no tuition at G-Star. We are also one of the safest schools anywhere due to our stringent anti-drug and bullying policy that includes cyber-bullying.

G-Star is a highly decorated award-winning school. Five of our students have worked with or have been given awards by the President of the United States in the White House over the past two years. This school year alone three of our students won the top award at The White House Film Festival which included 1500 entries from all over the world. The President personally presented their award. Four of our students won the top “Gold Key” awards at the National Scholastic Arts & Writing competition that had over 15,000 entries world-wide. For the fifth year in a row a G-Star student has won the number one award, the Burt Reynolds Scholarship Award, at the Palm Beach International Film Festival – in addition, our students won six other first place awards.

Our Drama Department presented 38 students who won 100% “Superiors” (the highest award) at the State of Florida Theater competitions for high schools in Tampa with over 7,000 students competing.

Please enjoy our new and improved G-Star web site. It is easy to navigate and there is a lot to see. In the “About” section, click on “Stars Our Students Have Worked With” for your perusal. Don’t miss “Student Accomplishments” in the same “About” column. Under “Admissions” you will be able to sign up for a tour of our school and movie studio. We highly recommend the Tour to answer all of your questions one-on-one with the School’s Founder. Under “Student/Parent Info” be sure to read the weekly “News Blog” and the “Parent and Student Comments”.

If you wish to speak with me personally about any subject please call 561-502-4065. Thank you!


Greg Hauptner

Our Vision

A central component of G-Star’s Vision is to create an on-going and self-sustaining feature-film industry in Palm Beach County and South Florida. In this way our students will go on to graduate from college and return to be employed in a film industry we have created. They will be the future writers, directors, producers, actors, editors, and crew for that industry. We are the only educational entity that we know of that is developing an entire industry with the purpose of employing our students after they graduate from college.

Mailing Address:

2030 South Congress Ave, Building J
Palm Springs, Florida 33406

Physical Location:

2030 South Congress Ave
Palm Springs, Florida 33406







Emergency Bus Contact:

239.434.0777 ext. 122

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday