Great Commission Schools

Great Commission Schools educates Kindergarten through 12th-grade students from a Christian perspective, providing a superior educational experience that is unlike any other in the area. Students are encouraged to pursue and develop their interests and talents, while high expectations and rigor encourage them to think critically and analytically.
Small class sizes allow for personalized attention by our excellent faculty.

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
Learning Programs SupportedLow to mild-learning differences
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students111 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Great Commission Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
3%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Language, AP Literature, Honors Chemistry
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,150
Tuition NotesElementary - $5,100 Middle School - $5,300 High School - $5,500 Scholarships available. Book Fee: $300 Enrollment Fee: $200
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Fencing, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
FencingSoccer,
Track 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: PK-12 | 129 students
    10.5 miles
    925 Blacks Lane
    Duncansville, PA 16635
    (814) 696-3702
    10.5 PK-12
    129
  • Altoona
    Grades: 7-12 | 293 students
    1.2 miles
    2400 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 944-4014
    1.2 7-12
    293
  • Altoona
    Grades: 2-12 | 50 students
    0.8 miles
    600s. Jaggard St.
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 204-0018
    0.8 2-12
    50
  • Altoona
    Grades: 1-12 | 28 students
    0.1 miles
    1012 8th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 944-3733
    0.1 1-12
    28
  • Cresson
    Grades: PK-8 | 152 students
    10.6 miles
    220 Powell Ave
    Cresson, PA 16630
    (814) 886-7942
    10.6 PK-8
    152

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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