Greater Atlanta Christian School has twice been named a National School of Excellence.
It is currently the 2nd largest independent school in the state of Georgia.
GAC normally sends 100% of its graduates to colleges and universities throughout the country.  GAC is intentionally diverse, with 33% minority students.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,457 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer camp, specialty camps, and academic classes available during the summer
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
1,457 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Greater Atlanta Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
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
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K- $17,560 Grades 1-5 $16,125 6-12th $22,155 Tuition includes lunch, textbooks, and technology fees
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mary Helen Bryant
Admissions Associate
Cathy Kahn

Sports

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.

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.
- Posted by
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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,457 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Gwinnett County, GA is $10,343 for elementary schools and $10,770 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Gwinnett County, GA is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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