Greater Atlanta Christian School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer camp, specialty camps, and academic classes available during the summer
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students1,457 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Greater Atlanta Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses29 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1240
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,000
Tuition NotesK- $17,560 Grades 1-5 $16,125 6-12th $22,155 Tuition includes lunch, textbooks, and technology fees
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMary Helen Bryant
Admissions AssociateCathy Kahn


Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBallet, 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, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingDrill Team,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
- Posted by
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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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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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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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $8,942 for elementary schools and $11,572 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).