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 Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students114 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeGreat Commission Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Language, Honors Chemistry,
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesScholarships available.

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballSoccer,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Drama, Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Instrument Lessons/Band, Instrument Lessons/Band, Quiz Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook, Yearbook Drama, Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Quiz Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook, Yearbook, Instrument Lessons/Band,
Instrument Lessons/Band,
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/1/2016
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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5  6/3/2016
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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