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.
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.
“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.
TYLER AND KELLY HARRELL, GCA PARENTS
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.
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: