Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) is one of Atlanta's largest Christian schools, serving over 1,600 PK-12th grade students. The walkable 90-acre campus is located in Norcross, Georgia, mile off I-85 and Indian Trail Road. GAC provides an array of in-person, online, and hybrid options with over 65 STEM courses, 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, dual college credit courses, and personalized and project-based learning. In addition to forward-thinking innovation, GAC students benefit from caring, responsive teaching and small class sizes. The 2022 graduates earned nearly $23M in collegiate scholarships with acceptances to top universities throughout the country. GAC is a faith-infused, academically rich community, ranking at the top of the state for teaching quality, arts, and athletics.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,575 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,820
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Greater Atlanta Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
1961
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
1,575 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Greater Atlanta Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
29 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1240
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K- $17,560 Grades 1-5 $22170 6-12th $26820 Tuition includes lunch, textbooks, and technology fees
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer camp, specialty camps, and academic classes available during the summer
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mary Helen Bryant
Admissions Associate
Mary Kate Chitty

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Mission Trips

Arts and Music Programs:
Band/Marching Band, Broadcast Journalism, Choir, Color Guard/Flag Corps, Orchestra, Theatre

School Notes

  • The mission of Greater Atlanta Christian School is to help each student grow as Jesus did, in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Greater Atlanta Christian School cost?

Greater Atlanta Christian School's tuition is approximately $26,820 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Greater Atlanta Christian School?

The acceptance rate of Greater Atlanta Christian School is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. Greater Atlanta Christian School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Georgia with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Greater Atlanta Christian School offer?

Greater Atlanta Christian School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Greater Atlanta Christian School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.

What is Greater Atlanta Christian School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Greater Atlanta Christian School?

The application deadline for Greater Atlanta Christian School is Feb. 28 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 28 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
OMG THE BEST SCHOOL EVER LITERALLY. GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND SEE ALL THE FUN THINGS WE HAVE
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5  
GAC was our pick over the Buckhead private schools. We are so glad we chose this school. GAC is different than the other private schools in that this place is so much more engaging with each individual student. Every teacher, every administrator knows my kids' names and not just that- knows ABOUT them. My older son has lunch with his teachers during summer. The academics are just as good as Lovett Pace Holy Innocents, etc. If not better. GAC also doesn't just pretend to be diverse. This school truly IS diverse. However, It feels like a family because everyone is genuinely nice to each other. You feel good going into the school. There is so much to do for the kids, a tremendous amount of events held that bring the school community together and opportunities for the kids at all grade levels. It's literally like summer camp every day at GAC. My kids love going to school and they are boys who are not "sit and be quiet" kids by any means!!
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5  
We have been at GAC since our children were in K5 (they are now in 7th and 6th grade). There are no words to describe how much it has meant for our family to be a part of the GAC community. The teachers have nurtured our children, challenging them to grow in knowledge and character. The leadership at the school is second to none. They are committed to advancing a school that has the right balance of faith and academics and that is both progressive and traditional in the best sense of the word. Nothing is lacking as the school offers students opportunities to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school feels like home and there is no other place we would rather be.
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5  
GAC has been a wonderful school for our family. The faculty and programs are top-notch. The outstanding, plentiful opportunities in the arts are an especially big draw for our family. Every day is a great day to be a Spartan.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,575 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,820
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Gwinnett County, GA is $11,748 for elementary schools and $11,917 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Gwinnett County, GA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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