48 Parent Reviews for Greater Atlanta Christian School
Greater Atlanta Christian is more than just a great school it is an amazing school. What is so amazing about the school is that it has an environment that not only helps student achieve their full potential but also helps strengthen families. The school has a very strong scholastic program that incorporate
... Read more cutting edge technology that students can be applied to real world scenarios. It also has a very strong sports department, drama, music, and arts program as well. But the most impressive thing about the school is that it will change your life. I encourage anyone to check out the school and see why the teachers, facility and parents are such big advocates of the school and feel very blessed to be involved with your kids. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/15/13
GAC exceeded all our goals as a partner to educate/prepare our 3 sons to be competitive in a global world & more importantly becoming leaders - men of character/integrity, inspired to make a difference! 2 in college on academic scholarships (double majors, law & MBA candidates). 3rd in HS is thriving
... Read more w/his talents, despite of his learning disorder, which he has learned to work around. Teaching strategies/technologies are forward thinking, engaging students & applied to the real world in terms of problem solving/collaboration. I'm thankful for GAC's vision to not just educate their mind but nurture/feed their soul, a balanced approach for the "whole" person - mind, body & soul - living by example on how you can be Christian in today's post-Christian world. Academic rigor is at any prep school to ensure college acceptances/careers, but we wanted more for our sons! GAC is not a guarantee (no school is) but it's the best opportunity you can give your child, an environment that excels in the academics, athletics, arts & spiritual foundation - regardless of your child's passion/gifts they can thrive. It's worth every $ - best decision we've ever made! GAC has blessed our entire family! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/13
I am the parent of 4 students that attend GACS. All four are very different and GACS does a fantastic job of meeting each of their needs. I currently have children in 3 of the 4 schools- the exception being the Village. Overall, GACS has met/exceeded my expectations of a Christian private school.
... Read more We are currently in the process of applying to colleges/universities for our oldest and he is finding that his GPA, standardized test scores, rigor of schedule, etc all make him a competitive candidate for the more selective schools. The school offers many honors/AP classes at the HS level and mandates that the student sit for the National AP Exam upon completing the course. This is very different than many other schools that allow you to take the course, bump up your GPA but never really prove yourself by sitting for the exam. GACS has allowed/encouraged my children to participate in extracurricular activities by offering opportunities across the spectrum. While no place is perfect, I can testify that the faculty/staff/admin of GACS have always been open to suggestions and/or constructive criticism. For our family of 4 children, we could not have made a better decision! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/13
Our son spent 12 years at GACS. He is now in college and tells us how very thankful he is that he went to GACS, as they prepared him for college, academically, socially, and spiritually. He has a 4.0 and says that his classes, while challenging, are not much different then those he had in high school,
... Read more and the information he attained in his classes at GAC have more than helped him in his university classes. I can honestly say that 90% of the teachers my kids have had there have been excellent. They go above and beyond to help students build character and strive to live a life following Christ. There is a reason its called greater atlanta CHRISTIAN school. When on campus, you feel the presence of Christ. Their goal is not only to educate, but also to help kids form a lasting relationship with Christ and claim Christ as their savior. Nothing is more important in our book. So if you're looking for an excellent education for your kids, and a campus with loving faculty that surround kids with love and support, this is your place! The teachers are great, the parent involvement is great, the sports are great, its an overall great education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/13
I have two daughters in GAC's Elementary school. I can't imagine a better place for my girls to spend their days. Not only do they get a top notch education, but they are learning who they are and are building their character. They are exposed to role models each and every day. When you think about
... Read more it - our children are at school more hours than they are at home. GAC is just where they need to be - loving, superb teachers, incredible learning opportunities, marvelous children who have become dear friends to them, and they have the opportunity to learn about Jesus on a daily basis. They are getting prepared right now (in Elementary) for their future - college, careers, etc. There is no doubt in my mind that my girls will go on to a top notch college/university because of what we are investing in right now. Worth every penny. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/31/13
Two of my kids have graduated from GACS and thrived, both there and in college. Both have hit 4.0 at UGA, and talk about how well prepared academically they were by GAC. (Have you seen the colleges they go to? Incredible.) I see teachers who changed their outlook and organization, and the way they
... Read more think. Faith matters to my family, so it's been great to see them carry that with them into college. I give GAC a giant share of the credit. My kids talk about their kids being there someday. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/31/13
I had two kids at GAC my daughter was there from K4 to 8th grade and my son from K4 to 4th grade. When we had to remove our kids from the school due to fianc s we were very surprised to find out (particularly my daughter) that they were not ahead of the kids at the local public schools but actually
... Read more behind in the main subjects such as math and science. I feel they were not prepared well compared to the public schools they started attending. I did not expect them to be a year or two ahead but with the money we spent for 10 years I did expect them to be at least at the Honors level if not above. I was very disappointed and wrote an email to Dr. Fincher and never received a response. They seem to only care if you can afford there price. We made a huge mistake in sending our Kids to GAC and would never recommend this school to anyone else. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/10/13
Highly recommend this school. We have two children at GACS who have been there since kindergarten (one now in 8th and one in 6th). We have been thrilled with the quality of the education they are getting. They are learning to be innovative (the Elementary BOOST and Media Literacy programs are amazing).
... Read more The collaborative learning environment in both Elementary and Jr High encourages them to solve problems creatively with their peers. The MacBooks and Ipads promote creative learning and are used very effectively as learning tools. The academics are top notch yet never overwhelming or damaging. The theology has become much more open over the past 10 years and kids are taught the importance of living a Godly life. So blessed to be part of this community! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/19/13
Greater Atlanta Christian has some big problems. As a former student who is now in college, I can see how the thinking there does not promote innovation or creativity or reason. The answer to every difficult question is "God did it" and this ends up being very limiting. While there are some very nice
... Read more teachers, there is also an undercurrent of dogmatic thinking and narrow-mindedness. I feel like I got a better education in the public schools because at least there was more room for critical questions and a care that was beyond the confines of a narrow and limited view of the Bible and its fundamental interpretation. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/16/13
I waited to write a review until well after my daughter had graduated in '12 in order to get some objectivity. I do not recommend GAC. While there are a few good teachers, there are others who are too old and too fundamentalist to be teaching in modern times. In biology, they don't teach evolution!
... Read more They really do not seem to teach how to think rather what to think and the absence of critical thinking shows, as many of the teachers and administrators are graduates. The administration is dismissive when issues arise. I went to the administration when some bullying got out of hand and it was dismissed--the administration seemed to blame the victim, my daughter! "Mean girls" are a problem there. We used outside resources to help my daughter and she handled the situation maturely, but the school was no help, and there were no consequences for the bullies. This school is too small, too small minded, and they did not go out of their way to welcome us or help us when we needed it. In my opinion, many at the school give Christians a bad name. On a positive note, the graduation ceremony was beautiful and well organized, and the campus is very nice from an aesthetic point of view. Read less
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Norcross schools — Greater Atlanta Christian School is located at 1575 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd, Norcross GA 30093. 1575 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd is in the 30093 ZIP code in Norcross, GA Greater Atlanta Christian School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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