Gulf Coast Christian School

Tel: (727)345-3448
Grades: PK - 8 | 140 students
The mission of GCCS is to provide academic and Christian education using the best educational practices including innovative and traditional methods in order to guide students to grow and mature as Jesus did, "in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and men." GCCS exists to serve our community by providing quality and personalized education to as many students as possible while emphasizing strong Christian values.
Education empowers each of us to excel using good judgment, based on sound principles and knowledge, leading to changes in beliefs, attitudes, and skills.
The ultimate goal of Gulf Coast Christian Schools are to cultivate in our young people an appreciation for their own talents and abilities, as well as the contributions of others.
Bible lessons are taught daily in all grades and all students attend a weekly Chapel in which they participate.
At GCCS, we believe that raising children to be responsible and well educated adults who contribute to their community takes more than just a school.
It takes the school, the parents and the community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Christian School Association (NCSA)
Religious Affiliation Church of Christ
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Disabilities
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Gulf Coast Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 9 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants, GCCS tops)

Finances and Admission

% on Financial Aid 12%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Grace Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Transfiguration Catholic School (1.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pinellas Park
    Grace Christian School
    Alternative School (Brethren)
    Grades: 1-12 | 22 students
    1.4 miles
    6300 62nd Ave
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727)546-2789
    1.41-12
    22
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: 9-12 | 551 students
    1.8 miles
    6333 9th Avenue N
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
    (727)344-4065
    1.89-12
    551
  • Pinellas Park
    Grades: K-4 | 14 students
    1.8 miles
    7400 62nd Ter N
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727)520-5559
    1.8K-4
    14
  • Saint Petersburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 208 students
    1.9 miles
    4000 43rd Street N
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
    (727)527-2880
    1.9PK-8
    208
  • Saint Petersburg
    Broach School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 61 students
    2 miles
    4500 43rd Street N
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
    (727)526-5700
    2K-12
    61

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