Gerard Preparatory School

Gerard Preparatory School Photo #1 - Learning made meaningful makes all the difference. Small class sizes, a nurturing environment. Highly educated, trained and skilled Christian teaching staff. All part of the 360 Approach...Which is why it works. Our Mission is Their Success!
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #2 - Gerard classrooms are set up to be interactive. Tables and seating arrangements are very intentional allowing students sit or move within the classrooms and engage in the activities of learning. Teachers are trained to expand lessons with hands on activities. Student not only participate, but they learn to enjoy learning.
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #3 - Students have art classes daily as part of their complete educational program. Art expands imagination, supports fine motor development, and promotes individual involvement in the learning process.
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #4 - For over three decades Gerard has offered a very comprehensive Theater Arts program with students invited and involved from Kindergarten to Seniors. Students learn lines, staging, songs and dance routines. They work as a team supporting each other.. There is SO much to be learned through theater that it continues to be a main stay in our curriculum.
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #5 - Off Site Education: We believe that immersion in the 360Perspective provides some of the most significant educational memories our students will have. With chaperones overseeing, students are responsible for their rooms, their clothing, even cleaning the dining hall. The focus of each trip looks like history or science, but the core of the trip is personal confidence building.
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #6 - Our Mission is Their Success! Our small home-style environment allows students to grow secure and feel confident of their surroundings. This level of nurturing supports their full inclusion in every area of their school experience.
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #7 - Growing from Kindergarten to being a senior in High School takes a lot of days and even more determination, but at Gerard, we know they can make the journey with confidence!We have had 100% success with our senior graduates, and many more to come. They are worth every minute invested!
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #8 - Our classes in Primary levels focus on Language (reading, spelling, writing) and a strong foundation in math. However, we place balanced emphasis on organizational skills; building successful learning habits essential for life long success. Students also have art and music every single day!
Gerard Preparatory School Photo #9 - Education that reaches the whole student has to include a full and complete learning experiences. That means along with academics, they have time for music, theater, art, and of course, time outside to play. This develops them mind, body and spirit. At Gerard we are not only interested in what they know, we are investing in who they are.
GERARD uses collabrative/interactive stradgies called the 360Degree Approach to Education. It combines 30 years of applied brain based research, best teaching practices with applied Learning Styles and Educatonal physcology to impliment customized programs for our students. Gerard's inclusive integrated classes benefit students who require focused learning groups, structure and organization and a balance of creativity and academics.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Need + Math or Language support
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students68 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Gerard Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
Average SAT score1120
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(See our website for dress code guidelines)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,000
Tuition NotesGPS offers Educational Scholarships and multi-sibling discounts to those who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJGSinclair
Admissions AssociateMrs. Sinclair


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Intramural Sports OnlyArcheryBasketball,
Intramural Sports Only


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:
Cheerleading, Fine Arts, Music/Choir

School Notes

  • 10/1 Ratio in Pre-School-3rd grade/ (2-4 per focus group in Language & Math workshops)
  • 12/1 Ration 4th-12th grade (4-5 per focus group in Language & Math workshops)
  • The 360 Degree Approach is a student-centered, hands-on approach to education for maximum student involvement and motivation
  • Fully Accredited with Quality K-12th grade with GAC
  • All teaching staff have a min of Bachlors degree, most with Masters, and are trained in Orton Gillingham and the 360 Approach to Education
  • Gerard Prep was founded in 1989 as a Christian School for Diverse learners. In 2010 we attained full High School Accrediation. Since that time we have had 100% senior graduation rate AND 100% college entrance rate! Our students are MARVELOUS! 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lilburn
    Grades: PK-12 | 409 students
    8.8 miles
    151 Arcado Road SW
    Lilburn, GA 30047
    (770) 921-3224
    8.8 PK-12
  • Lawrenceville
    Grades: PK-8 | 148 students
    3.4 miles
    1612 Collins Hill Road
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (770) 962-0642
    3.4 PK-8
  • Lilburn
    Grades: K-12 | 701 students
    9.4 miles
    4575 Lawrenceville Hwy
    Lilburn, GA 30047
    (770) 279-7200
    9.4 K-12
  • Lawrenceville
    Special Needs School Of Gwinnett
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 59 students
    1.5 miles
    660 Davis Rd
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    (678) 442-6262
    1.5 NS-12
  • Buford
    Grades: PK-12 | 165 students
    9.1 miles
    4118 Old Suwanee Rd
    Buford, GA 30518
    (770) 945-5451
    9.1 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Gerard is AMAZING Christian academy for students who have so many talents. If you're looking Pre-K / Kindergarten program go to Gerard ! The class ratio goes up to 10 students! The teachers are GREAT! Each teacher works one-on-one with each student individually at their own level to progress in their work throughout the year. The principal and the teachers are SUPER NICE ALWAYS WELCOMING EACH STUDENT AND FAMILY INTO THE BUILDING AND MAKING SURE PRODUCTIVE LEARNING IS CONTINUING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! If you're looking for AMAZING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GO TO GERARD!
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My grand children have been at this school for the past 9 years. I have seen them remain motivated academically, but even more so, they have remained "good kids." They are not trying to keep up with the current trends, or acting above their ages, they are true kids. They still like to be with family and spend more time talking to us, then texting to others. As a grand dad, it makes me say, this school is doing great things!
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The teachers at this school really care about the students. I like that they encourage my child to learn in different ways; not just in a text book, but a lot of group and hands on activities. Also, the school has a "family style" community; it is nice to feel like we matter.
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Both the low ratios and high standards of this school make it an excellent choice for families looking for school that goes beyond the textbooks. GPS is a teaching/mentoring school that invests in every student for their lifetime. It is really a school of excellence!
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