Garland Christian Academy

1516 Lavon Drive
Garland, TX 75040-0750
Tel: (972)487-0043
Grades: PK-12 | 329 students
Garland Christian Academy, a ministry of Lavon Drive Baptist Church, offers Christian families a Christ-centered, coeducational college preparatory program that is committed to spiritual and academic excellence, equipping all students to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and to effectively engage our increasingly complex culture and world for the cause of Christ.
We at Garland Christian Academy take seriously the responsibility of helping you to prepare your children for the future.
Our teachers have dedicated their lives to Christ and to the distinctive task of equipping students, individually and corporately, to exercise a productive place in society.
We encourage students to be loving, cooperative family members in their homes.
We at GCA provide for parents an island of influence in the education of their children.
In a day when the traditional family is under siege, GCA stands as an environment for healthy family reinforcement.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
State or regional independent school association
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 329 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Garland Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Embroidered polo shirts and khaki, black, and navy pants/skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,100
Tuition Notes Middle School $6500 Elementary $5700
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $900
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christa Dunlap
Admissions Associate Stephanie Fuchs


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Study Abroad Leadership Development Trips Study Abroad Leadership Development Trips,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Brighter Horizons Academy (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Umc Day School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Umc Day School (1.3 miles away)
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  • Garland
    First Umc Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K | 63 students
    1.3 miles
    801 W Avenue B
    Garland, TX 75040
  • Garland
    Grades: KG-2 | 17 students
    1.5 miles
    901 Dairy Rd
    Garland, TX 75040
  • Garland
    Grades: K-8 | 217 students
    1.6 miles
    214 S Garland Ave
    Garland, TX 75040
  • Garland
    Blue Ivey School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 150 students
    1.7 miles
    2101 Firewheel Pkwy
    Garland, TX 75040
  • Garland
    Grades: PK-3 | 48 students
    2.6 miles
    1935 E Centerville Rd
    Garland, TX 75041

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The average private school tuition in Dallas County, TX is $7,508 for elementary schools and $13,315 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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