Gilbert Christian Schools

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OUR MISSION: TO PARTNER WITH PARENTS TO PREPARE THE NEXT GENERATION TO IMPACT THE WORLD FOR CHRIST. When you walk onto the Gilbert Christian Schools (GCS) campus, you will notice quality interactions occurring between students, parents, and staff where individuals desire to glorify and honor God in everything they do.
We have well-equipped classrooms overlooking carefully-maintained school grounds.  We have small class sizes which foster individualized instruction and accelerated learning where students are receiving individual attention from caring, godly men and women who take pride in equipping their students both academically and spiritually.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 2,070 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,300
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Gilbert Christian Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2009

Student Body

Total Students
2,070 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Gilbert Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
121 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Math, Dual Enrollment
Average SAT score
1185
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
23
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
polo shirt with school logo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies per grade. Please visit our website for current tuition information. Go to gcsaz.org/admission for more information
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,000
Admissions Director
Jeannie Wilson
Admissions Associate
Hannah Sink

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Community Service Club, Foreign Language Clubs, National Honor Society, Robotics Club, Student Council, Thespian Society, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theatre

School Notes

  • At GCS, our multi-campus model reflects our vision to provide Christian education to as many families as possible. With 4 different campuses a high school and 3 prek-8s, all across the east valley. We hope you will come to tour our schools and meet our teachers and students. See how we partner with parents in equipping students both academically and spiritually. Come visit GCS and build a better future for your child with us.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mitch LIghtfoot - Number 6 man on the Kansas University basketball championship team 2021-2022
    • Ashwini Dhas - Assistant City Prosecutor at City of Mesa
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Gilbert Christian Schools cost?
Gilbert Christian Schools's tuition is approximately $16,300 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Gilbert Christian Schools?
Gilbert Christian Schools famous alumni include: Mitch LIghtfoot and Ashwini Dhas.
What sports does Gilbert Christian Schools offer?
Gilbert Christian Schools offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Gilbert Christian Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for most sports offered.
What is Gilbert Christian Schools's ranking?
Gilbert Christian Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Gilbert Christian Schools?
The application deadline for Gilbert Christian Schools is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
After starting at a brand new school at the beginning of the 6th grade year - changing to Gilbert Christian - agritopia campus - has been absolutely a blessing. Fantastic dedicated teachers, wonderful staff and quality education with a strong focus on academics. It was the best decision we made and if had known the school was so great we would have switched years before. I highly recommend you consider this excellent environment!!!
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5  
Affording Christian schooling seemed like an impossibility but when I learned about STO dollars and took the time to apply for them, our tuition ended up being covered in full. We were shocked! Our children receiving biblical teaching, top-notch academic instruction and love from the staff and their teachers has been one of the biggest blessings of my parenting years, especially after the initial decision to choose the "right" school for our kids had seemed so daunting. I cry almost every time I am on the campus because I become overwhelmed by the fact that my children have the opportunity to be educated first about the Lord and then to have incredible instruction in all subjects while in a small classroom setting. I can't say enough about this school and pray that we will be able to stay here for many years to come.
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5  
Gilbert Christian School has been a blessing to our family. Class sizes are small with an excellent teacher to student ratio. Students are highly encouraged to apply standards of biblical truth to all lessons. Teachers are passionate and hold high expectations while engaging the hearts of their students. The leadership and vision of Gilbert Christian provides a beacon of light within the community. As a mother and teacher, I see firsthand the preparation that goes into each lesson in providing a Christian worldview where students are challenged to live boldly for Christ. Students are taught to think critically and are emboldened to recognize God's craftsmanship in their lives.
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5  
I have a 1st Grader here and what a year we have had! This school is outstanding and it shines through my daughter. Excellent combination of high academic standards, while allowing them to be kids and find their interests. Each teacher we have had contact with is kind, open, loving and structured. Classrooms are well managed, campus is beautiful and the principal is a champion for her students and her teachers! We could not be happier!!!
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5  
Last summer we moved from WA to Gilbert and the most important decision we had to make was school for our boys. Gilbert Christian lived up to every expectation and so much more! Immediately we saw the enthusiasm of the teachers to teach. From the principal to the entire staff they look for the great attributes in each child and encourage them. They have been accepted by their peers and included even as the "new" kids. The small class size has allowed my boys to learn so much more! As a mom I immediately found a community of people that cared about our family. One of my sons has had health challenges and they have come alongside of him and us! I HIGHLY recommend the GCS!
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5  
I am so thankful for the experience my children have received from attending GCS. They were prepared academically for college, developed lifelong friendships and grew in their faith. An amazing school!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 2,070 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,300
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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