Gaarde Christian School offers academics that are Christ-centered and developed to meet individual student's needs. In grades kindergarten through 8th grade, the curriculum promotes strong academics in the fundamentals of reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Students also have the opportunity to participate in music, art, and physical education. All subjects are taught from a Bible-based perspective. Various classroom activities and school events provide avenues for student creativity. We emphasize critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving abilities.
At the Middle School level, emphasis is placed on leadership skills, effective communication, and critical thinking. Students are being prepared for the next level of learning and attaining skills that enable them to have success as life-long learners. Middle School students also have the opportunity to participate in spring trips that serve as a capstone to their academic year.
Middle School spring trips:
6th Grade Newport, OR Science Camp
7th Grade Missions in Portland
8th Grade Washington, D.C. experience
Gaarde believes small and personal class sizes enhance our high-quality academic program and allow teachers to meet the needs and abilities of each student. While individual class size is determined by administration, our general class sizes are as follows:
First through eighth grade, 1:18
Gaarde Christian School currently uses curriculum published by:
ACSI, Saxon Math, Saxon Phonics & Spelling, BJU Press, Scholastic, and various other publishers.
Click here to view our curriculum scope.
GCS is involved in many ACSI sponsored events:
- Creative Writing Festival
- Math Olympics
- Spelling Bee
Students K-8 partake in music, art, drama, Spanish, science lab, and PE classes. We believe children are created to worship God through these avenues of expression and fun. These students also take part in the following Creative Art Productions:
- Christmas Programs
- Creative Arts Festival
- Spring Programs
Gaarde Christian School is dedicated to giving each student a Biblical worldview. Gaarde strives to do this through Bible classes and weekly Chapel. Chapel is a time for K-8th to come together for worship, prayer and message. The goal of chapel is simple: to strengthen each student’s faith.
Missions & Service Projects
Gaarde Christian School is committed to fostering our students' hearts and willingness to help those in need.
School Wide Projects include but are not limited to:
- Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank
- Partnering with Missionaries
- Christmas Missions Project
Individual classrooms serve others throughout the year. For example:
- Singing Christmas carols to the local nursing home
- Samaritan's Purse
- Cleaning local parks
- Sorting at Medical Teams International
- and more...
Take a tour
We have put together the above video with photos so that you can see our classrooms. If you have further questions or if you are interested in taking a tour of the building, you can make this request with our Registrar, Connie Frisinger.
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