Great Commission Schools

  • An independent, Bible believing Christian school covering grades K through 12.
  • The educational process in a Christian school is dependent on a Biblical philosophy which provides the right world view and essential truths for life so that children may be prepared to assume their proper place in the home, the church, and the state.
  • The mission of Great Commission Schools is to provide a Christian environment in which qualified, skilled, and committed Christian teachers, using a curriculum consistent with a Christian world view, deliver to students a Christian education of the highest quality.
  • Great Commission Schools are committed to providing Christian education to the largest possible segment of the community.
  • We believe that no child should be denied a Christian education because of a lack of financial resources.
  • Thus, Great Commission Schools are organized as a true mission to the community founded on the principle of Mark.
  • We are able to serve the greater Altoona area and provide quality, safe, Bible oriented Christian education to children from a broader spectrum of backgrounds while maintaining adequate discipline and a comfortable learning environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLow to mild-learning differences
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students102 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Great Commission Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
3%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Language, Honors Chemistry
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,540
Tuition NotesElementary - $4,850 Middle School - $5,120 High School - $5,360 Scholarships available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Quiz Bowl, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Ensemble, Fine Arts, Instrument Lessons/Band

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Duncansville
    Grades: NS-12 | 131 students
    10.5 miles
    925 Blacks Lane
    Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814)696-3702
    10.5 NS-12
    131
  • Altoona
    Grades: 7-12 | 322 students
    1.2 miles
    2400 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814)944-4014
    1.2 7-12
    322

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Both of our children have and currently do attend GCS. I could not be more pleased with the education that they have received. Not only is the curriculum well balanced, but the teachers, administration, and lunch department truly show love and care towards the students. The athletics and drama departments do a phenomenal job every year. Our family has been truly blessed by attending GCS.
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GCS was the perfect place for our children! They have gone on to college and success in the workplace! We are truly thankful for the faculty and staff that loved and cared for our children during their time at GCS! They competed in sports, participated in fine arts programs and received an exceptional education that was partnered with Biblical teaching. I would highly recommend GCS to any family!
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GCS teachers truly care for their students. This is a school with strong academics, great athletics & fine arts, and a family atmosphere. Christian faith and worldview are the focus at GCS. My kids have thrived in the smaller class sizes!
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