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Gaarde Christian School Photo #1 - Gaarde Christian School is located on the campus of Faith Journey Church in Tigard, Oregon
Gaarde Christian School was founded in 1967, and has been educating children in Southwest Portland for 50 years and counting.
We are registered with the State of Oregon Department of Education and are an active member of the Association of Christian Schools International. We are accredited through Advance Eduction, Inc.
It is our mission to create a loving, Christian environment in which children are educated at a standard of excellence above reproach, from our Preschool Program all the way up through Middle School.
Our Elementary and Middle School curriculum are Christ-centered and progressively developed to meet individual needs.
We believe children learn best through active involvement in a loving environment, and intentionally strive to build such an environment in our classrooms and in our school.
Our curriculum prepares the students for middle school and senior high. We have great teacher to student ratios in all classrooms and our teachers work closely with students and their parents.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 210 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,600
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Gaarde Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$220
Summer Program Cost Notes
We offer a 9 weeks Summer Camp program. You can enroll on a weekly basis. $220 per week.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
210 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Gaarde Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Elementary/Middle School wear uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $3200 to $6425 depending upon grade level
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Connie Frisinger
Admissions Associate
Tiffany Messner

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking Clubs

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Shots

School Notes

  • Gaarde Christian School is a private based school located in Tigard, Oregon.  We have been educating students for the past 53 years with academic excellence.  We are affiliated with the Association of Christian Schools International.  
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 210 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,600
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $10,979 for elementary schools and $14,720 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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