Great Commission Schools

1100 6th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602-0166
     Tel: (814)942-9710
Grades: PK - 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 Prekindergarten - 12
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 Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
Advanced Courses AP Language, Honors Chemistry, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Scholarships available.


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


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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwestern Human Services Autism School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northwestern Human Services Autism School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Altoona Central Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
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  • AltoonaNorthwestern Human Services Autism School
    Special Education School
    1012 8th Ave
    AltoonaPA 16602
    Special Education School
    0.1 mi | 26 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • AltoonaAltoona Central Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1400 4th Ave
    AltoonaPA 16602
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 269 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • AltoonaAltoona Ceantral Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1400 4th Avenue
    AltoonaPA 16602
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 154 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • AltoonaTender Love For Children Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1401 12th Avenue 1st Lutheran Ch
    AltoonaPA 16601
    Daycare / Preschool  (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    0.4 mi | 85 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • AltoonaFaith Tabernacle School
    439 5th Ave
    AltoonaPA 16602
    0.5 mi | 44 students | Gr. 1-12                      

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