Gardendale Christian Academy

1800 Decatur Highway
Gardendale, AL 35071-0350
Tel: (205)631-9465
Grades: PK-5 | 140 students
Gardendale Christian Academy exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the historic Christian Faith.
Gardendale Christian Academy is a strong school with strong curriculum, but that fact does not eliminate the need for parental involvement in homework or other class requirements.
We have excellent teachers who do well in motivating children to learn; however, parental interest in their child's work is an even greater motivation.
In grades one and above, parents must sign the homework tablet.
Completed homework is a requirement for continued enrollment at GCA. Since one of the basic purposes of GCA is Christian leadership education, it is only right that Christian training has an important place in the life of the school.
Attendance is required at weekly chapel services.
The purpose is to teach behavior in worship and assembly, as well as some practical truths from the Bible and Christian songs.
Daily devotions and prayer are held in each classroom.
A vital part of the curriculum is Bible memorization and familiarization with Bible stories.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Religious Affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Gardendale Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,200
Tuition Notes grades 1-5
Admissions Director Linda Wheeler

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cheerleading, Fine Arts Cheerleading, Fine Arts,

School Notes

  • Gardendale Christian Academy exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the historic Christian Faith. Gardendale Christian Academy is a strong school and curriculum, but that fact does not eliminate the need for parental involvement in homework or other class requirements. We have excellent teachers who do well in motivating children to learn; however, parental interest in their child's work is an even greater motivation. In grades one and above, parents must sign the homework tablet. Completed homework is a requirement for continued enrollment at GCA. Since one of the basic purposes of GCA is Christian leadership education, it is only right that Christian training has an important place in the life of the school. Attendance is required at weekly chapel services. The purpose is to teach behavior in worship and assembly, as well as some practical truths from the Bible and Christian songs. Daily devotions and prayer are held in each classroom. A vital part of the curriculum is Bible memorization and familiarization with Bible stories.

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