Greenville Classical Academy

Tel: (864)329-9884
Grades: PK-12 | 139 students
Greenville Classical Academy's mission is to glorify God (Deum Glorificare) through the provision of a rigorous classical education that transforms its students into discerning followers of Jesus Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 139 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Greenville Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 19 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1450
Average ACT score 28
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki or Navy bottoms and white, navy or burgandy tops)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 28 / May. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes K4 $224/month for 12 months K5 $367/month for 12 months 1st-6th $549.25/month for 12 months 7th-12th $600 per class annually
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy Blough
Admissions Associate Tim Cockrell


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. SALT (Service Activity Leadership Team) SALT (Service Activity Leadership Team),

School Notes:

  • We are Greenville Classical Academy. We are classical, educating our students using a three-stage liberal arts curriculum compelling our students to develop a well-trained mind. We are Christian, educating our students to glorify God by integrating their faith with education. We are committed, educating our students to maximize their God-given abilities and talents equipping them for life. Greenville Classical Academy offers a Christ-centered education for grades K4-12 that exists to assist Christian parents in the Greenville, SC area in their duty to train their children by providing academic instruction for their children that is distinctly Christ-centered, classical, and biblical. The Upper School is a University-Model School® in which students in 7th - 12th grades may enroll full-time using a college-style schedule or take individual courses as a homeschooled student.

Profile last updated: 01/30/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Southside Christian School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immanuel Lutheran School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Southside Christian School (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Simpsonville
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K | 128 students
    0.9 miles
    2820 Woodruff Rd
    Simpsonville, SC 29681
  • Simpsonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1045 students
    1.1 miles
    2211 Woodruff Rd
    Simpsonville, SC 29681
  • Greenville
    Grades: K-9 | 87 students
    1.5 miles
    2131 Woodruff Rd Ste 2100
    Greenville, SC 29607
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-12 | 455 students
    2.8 miles
    829 Garlington Road
    Greenville, SC 29615
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-8 | 116 students
    2.9 miles
    724 Garlington Rd
    Greenville, SC 29615

School Reviews

I have attended GCA for nearly 11 years now, and it''s truly a part of me. Now in tenth grade, I joined GCA in its first year, and have been able to watch it grow and expand as I grow in stature in knowledge. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." At the heart of it, this is what I feel to be the true goal of GCA--to prepare their students for college, the workforce, and, most importantly, life everlasting. Greenville Classical has taught me many things over the years, through both the people and material. They have taught me to think critically, be diligent, and serve my Lord, with plenty of inside jokes, fun events, and memorable experiences along the way. I thank God (and I''m sure my parents do as well) for placing me at Greenville Classical Academy. I will never forget the times I had there, the lessons learned, or the friends I made along the way.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/05/14
Love GCA! Besides giving my children the learning tools needed to succeed in life, GCA integrates the subject matter beyond the classroom walls. Putting their knowledge into action with the tools learned creates confidence when introduced to a new situation. I am so thankful for GCA teaching not only knowledge, but also teaching application within a Christian environment. If you are seeking a school that treats each child as their own, then you have found your school, Greenville Classical Academy!
- Posted by Parent, 04/09/12
GCA provides a wonderful classical education with God in the center of all subjects! My children have attended this school for 3 years now and we LOVE it. The teachers are more like family and give children the personal attention they need to succeed. The principal and the other staff are also wonderful. It really is a hidden gem in the Greenville area. I would encourage any one who is interested in a classical, Christian education for your K4-12th grader to attend one of our many open houses. You may find the dates for those at
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12
We are in our 8th year at GCA, and both of our children love their school and their teachers. We drive about 30 minutes each way to take our children to GCA, because we love this school so much!
- Posted by Parent, 01/28/12

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