About GAC

In the fall of 1968,

GAC first opened its doors with 150 students in grades 7-11 on its current site. In the early decades, the motto of “quality education in a Christian environment” was broadly used to share a vision of a Christian school of champions. The Mission Statement currently used by GAC was adopted in 1994:

The mission of Greater Atlanta Christian School is to help each student grow as Jesus did in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Because of programs built around high expectations, program success in athletics, academics, and arts became a norm of school life. The High School was named a National School of Excellence in 1989. David Fincher, a GAC teacher, principal, and vice president, became GAC President in 1998. The Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999.

The school was named an All Kinds of Minds School of Distinction in 2009. In 2010, GAC launched a one-to-one technology initiative for 6-12th grade students, eventually expanding it down to 4th grade. 21st Century Learning Skills have become broadly adopted as a digital learning environment has been implemented. Apple Corporation has named GAC an Apple School of Distinction for the past five years in a row. Every teacher at GAC is an apple certified instructor.

Approaching her 50th year of incorporation, GAC graduates today are sought out by universities around the country for their academic, athletic or artistic talents. Students broadly participate in global mission trips gaining a “larger than self” and a mindset of “giving back.”

Currently serving over 1700 PK-12 students, campus grounds and facilities have expanded in quality and design, with growth of athletic fields, stadiums, green spaces, and family gathering places throughout GAC’s 75 acre campus.

Through the decades, the school has proactively sought out program improvements and new research in education. Research began on Christian online school offerings. Finding none that met our expectations of high engagement, use of Christian educators, and a high level of excellence, GAC launched its online school called Ethos School.

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