Gardendale Christian Academy

Gardendale Christian Academy exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the historic Christian Faith.
Gardendale Christian Academy is a strong school with strong curriculum, but that fact does not eliminate the need for parental involvement in homework or other class requirements.
We have excellent teachers who do well in motivating children to learn; however, parental interest in their child's work is an even greater motivation.
In grades one and above, parents must sign the homework tablet.
Completed homework is a requirement for continued enrollment at GCA. Since one of the basic purposes of GCA is Christian leadership education, it is only right that Christian training has an important place in the life of the school.
Attendance is required at weekly chapel services. The purpose is to teach behavior in worship and assembly, as well as some practical truths from the Bible and Christian songs.
Daily devotions and prayer are held in each classroom. A vital part of the curriculum is Bible memorization and familiarization with Bible stories.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 143 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1981

Student Body

Total Students
143 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Gardendale Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
grades 1-5
Admissions Director
Linda Wheeler

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Cheerleading, Fine Arts

School Notes

  • Gardendale Christian Academy exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the historic Christian Faith. Gardendale Christian Academy is a strong school and curriculum, but that fact does not eliminate the need for parental involvement in homework or other class requirements. We have excellent teachers who do well in motivating children to learn; however, parental interest in their child's work is an even greater motivation. In grades one and above, parents must sign the homework tablet. Completed homework is a requirement for continued enrollment at GCA. Since one of the basic purposes of GCA is Christian leadership education, it is only right that Christian training has an important place in the life of the school. Attendance is required at weekly chapel services. The purpose is to teach behavior in worship and assembly, as well as some practical truths from the Bible and Christian songs. Daily devotions and prayer are held in each classroom. A vital part of the curriculum is Bible memorization and familiarization with Bible stories.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 143 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Jefferson County, AL is $8,385 for elementary schools and $8,891 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jefferson County, AL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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