Great Commission Schools

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
1100 6th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602-0166
Tel: (814)942-9710
Grades: K-12 | 149 students
An independent, Bible believing Christian school covering grades K through 12.
The educational process in a Christian school is dependent on a Biblical philosophy which provides the right world view and essential truths for life so that children may be prepared to assume their proper place in the home, the church, and the state.
The mission of Great Commission Schools is to provide a Christian environment in which qualified, skilled, and committed Christian teachers, using a curriculum consistent with a Christian world view, deliver to students a Christian education of the highest quality.
Great Commission Schools are committed to providing Christian education to the largest possible segment of the community.
We believe that no child should be denied a Christian education because of a lack of financial resources.
Thus, Great Commission Schools are organized as a true mission to the community founded on the principle of Mark.
We are able to serve the greater Altoona area and provide quality, safe, Bible oriented Christian education to children from a broader spectrum of backgrounds while maintaining adequate discipline and a comfortable learning environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Great Commission Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Advanced Courses AP Language, Honors Chemistry,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Scholarships available.

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballSoccer,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama, Fine Arts, Instrument Lessons/Band, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook Drama, Fine Arts, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook, Instrument Lessons/Band,
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5.0  9/1/2016
GCS was the perfect place for our children! They have gone on to college and success in the workplace! We are truly thankful for the faculty and staff that loved and cared for our children during their time at GCS! They competed in sports, participated in fine arts programs and received an exceptional education that was partnered with Biblical teaching. I would highly recommend GCS to any family!
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5.0  6/3/2016
GCS teachers truly care for their students. This is a school with strong academics, great athletics & fine arts, and a family atmosphere. Christian faith and worldview are the focus at GCS. My kids have thrived in the smaller class sizes!
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