Grades 7-8

If you’re the parent of a rising middle schooler, you’ve likely wondered what these next few years will bring. It’s normal to have mixed emotions as your pre-teen becomes more independent, takes on more challenging academics, and begins to think about their goals for the future. You want them to hold to the values you’ve instilled in your home, but at the same time, you’re excited about seeing how they will grow and change as they transform into the young man or woman God created them to be.

The Middle School program at Greenville Christian Academy supports students as they grow academically, socially, and spiritually.

As you consider the best school for your family, here’s an overview of what makes GCA unique:

To get the best feel of our program and all we have to offer, we encourage you to schedule a tour with admissions.

A culture of kindness and respect

In our classrooms, chapel, and activities, we emphasize the Biblical concept that every human was made in the image of God. Value and purpose are not rooted in exterior appearance, popularity, or performance. Students know that our dignity comes from God, and they are to treat one another with the same kindness that God offers us.

Small Class Sizes

No middle schooler gets lost in the shuffle at GCA. Our small class sizes allow teachers to intentionally mentor their students and foster positive peer relationships through collaboration.

Weekly Chapel

Chapel is a time for students to worship, pray, and hear encouraging messages which challenge them to live for a purpose greater than themselves and serve others.

Leadership and Character

Whether through our Student Government program or another extracurricular activity, students develop the skills and values necessary for making a positive impact on the world.

Make Wise Choices

Middle school students rise to the challenge of greater responsibility as they are taught to be disciples of Christ, deepening their faith as they follow His ways.

School environment matters. Where will your middle schooler thrive?

Download our parent guide to explore what life is like at GCA

“The middle school program at GCA is strong academically,

but it is also founded in God’s word, which is so vital in the world in which we live. The middle school curriculum offers the first step into advancement in the study of mathematics for students who want the challenge of an advanced math curriculum. Middle school also introduces a separate Bible class dedicated to studying God’s word, which helps to foster spiritual growth. Another exciting opportunity is the introduction of extracurricular activities that bring about a focus of Christlike behaviors and attitudes in a wide variety of sports. We are blessed to be a part of GCA and for the opportunity our daughter has to continue her growth both academically and spiritually.


Engaging Academics

Core subject areas in middle school include Bible, English, Literature, Math (7th), Pre-Algebra (8th), World History (7th), American History (8th), Life Science (7th), and Earth Science (8th). Students will also take P.E., Keyboarding, Home Economics, and elective courses such as Band and Choir.

Critical Thinking

Middle schoolers move beyond the facts to seek the “why” and the “how” in their learning. Teachers use objective-based instruction to guide students through the process of problem solving. They are challenged to think deeply and train their minds to evaluate everything they read. In preparation for high school and college, they also learn to express their thoughts in writing.

Service & Leadership

All middle school students are involved with community service, whether they are completing a project on campus or traveling for a mission trip. We encourage students to serve in areas they feel passionate about. Leadership skills are honed through a variety of activities such as Student Government, clubs, and activities.

Athletics & Arts

We offer 16 sports teams for middle school students, with the opportunity to try out for Junior Varsity teams. Our teams have brought home three recent state championships in Cross Country, Baseball, and JV Basketball. Students can express their creativity through dramatic productions, choir, and band. We also offer a variety of interest-based clubs.

Setting them up for success — today and tomorrow.

Middle school is a time of taking on greater responsibility and developing the skills needed to thrive in high school and beyond. We prepare students for the next step through:

Course Selection Counseling

We help middle school students choose their courses with intention, whether they are deciding whether to take an advanced math course or choosing the electives that align with their passions.

Hands-on Learning

Middle school students thrive through hands-on projects that allow them to develop tangible skills. A favorite responsibility for students includes stewarding their own greenhouse and chicken egg incubator as part of their science curriculum.


GCA high school students provide tutoring and mentorship to middle schoolers, walking them through everything from rigorous academics to social challenges. Students are also mentored by their teachers as they discuss emerging academic interests and future goals.

A Place to Learn and Grow

Our 80-acre campus is a second home to students from nearby cities and rural areas.

We value every child’s safety and have invested in campus renovations that provide parents with peace of mind. Modern hallways and classroom doors, an electronic security system, and surveillance cameras are just a few of the ways we create a secure learning environment for our middle school students. We emphasize a positive atmosphere where students can feel physically, socially, and emotionally secure.

See for Yourself

Schedule a campus tour and see first-hand why families choose Greenville Christian Academy for their kids.
Call (252) 756-0939 to plan your visit today.