Gaarde Christian School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Gaarde Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Elementary/Middle School wear uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $1499 to $5700 depending upon grade level
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorConnie Frisinger


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Choir, Cooking Clubs, Robotics Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Shots

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Gaarde Christian School is Westgate Christian School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anthony School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Northwest Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
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