The Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy

  • The Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy is located in the downtown area of Columbus, and is committed to bringing back to our society the power of school and family working together to build a Christian society for the future.
  • We believe in the Sovereignty of God as revealed in the works of His creation, and through His redemptive plan for salvation.
  • To empower God's children by pursuing excellence in education through quality instruction and strong Biblical teachings as it relates to value formation, a Christian lifestyle and worship, as well as a focus on multiculturalism with an emphasis on the African-American experience.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students47 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade The Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy-pants/jumpers; White-dress shirt/blouse;)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,650
Tuition NotesAssessment Fee: $20 Enrollment Fee:$60; Tuition: $4650; Multi-Siblings Discount 5%; Ohio EdChoice Participating School
% on Financial Aid
95%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,650
Admissions DirectorMrs. Nadia Reed
Admissions AssociateMrs. Sheryl Thorne

School Notes

  • The Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy is located in the downtown area of Columbus, and is committed to bringing back to our society the power of school and family working together to build a Christian society for the future. We believe in the Sovereignty of God as revealed in the works of His creation, and through His redemptive plan for salvation. To empower God's children by pursuing excellence in education through quality instruction and strong Biblical teachings as it relates to value formation, a Christian lifestyle and worship, as well as a focus on multiculturalism with an emphasis on the African-American experience.
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  • Columbus
    Grades: PK-8 | 117 students
    6 miles
    3916 Indianola Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43214
    (614)267-4799
    6 PK-8
    117
  • Columbus
    Grades: NS-5 | 69 students
    1.7 miles
    72 Woodland Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43203
    (614)258-4449
    1.7 NS-5
    69
  • Columbus
     St Joseph Montessori School
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    Grades: NS-8 | 240 students
    1.8 miles
    933 Hamlet St
    Columbus, OH 43201
    (614)291-8601
    1.8 NS-8
    240
  • Columbus
    St Matthias School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 267 students
    6.5 miles
    1566 Ferris Rd
    Columbus, OH 43224
    (614)268-3030
    6.5 K-8
    267
  • Columbus
    Grades: PK-8 | 249 students
    4.3 miles
    2774 Calumet Street
    Columbus, OH 43202
    (614)261-8136
    4.3 PK-8
    249

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GSFCA provides an excellent academic environment while presenting a wholistic approach for a child`s growth and development. An outstanding staff and small class sizes allows any student to excel. I highly recommend this school for your child. You too will become a believer.
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