Gardendale Christian Academy

Tel: (205)631-9465
  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Religious AffiliationChurch of the Nazarene
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students140 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeGardendale Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,200
Tuition Notesgrades 1-5
Admissions DirectorLinda Wheeler

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsBasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

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

Profile last updated: 01/08/2016

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