What does it cost to send my child (or children) to Grove City Christian Academy?
Please click on this link to few a pricing schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. GCCA offers a tremendous value for parents who desire to educate their children in a safe, God-centered, academically excellent environment. We offer scholarships to families in need and also multi-child family discounts. We also offer “a la carte” pricing for families who home school or for those who simply want to take advantage of our excellent classes and educators. This is becoming a popular option for specific subjects, such as Science and History.
Is Grove City Christian Academy affiliated with a church or religious organization?
No, GCCA is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian school. Students from Presbyterian, Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Assembly of God, Church of God and other churches attend. At the present time, Grove City Christian Academy’s student body represents over 35 area churches. The teachers and staff at GCCA represent several different churches.
Why does Grove City Christian Academy exist?
GCCA exists to assist parents in educating their children in a manner that honors Jesus Christ by providing academically excellent Christian education with individualized instruction in small classroom settings.
What distinctive education benefits do students at Grove City Christian Academy enjoy that they would not receive in public schools?
In addition to using the best textbooks and course materials available, students at GCCA enjoy (1) a solid Bible curriculum, (2) a Christian approach to learning, (3) individualized instruction, (4) a small classroom environment, (5) special field trips, (6) creative class projects and other special forms of enrichment, (7) instruction in music, art, logic, Latin, and physical education, (8) as well as a caring, loving, family-like atmosphere where Christian values are upheld and where (9) parents are offered many opportunities to become involved in their children’s education.
Who teaches at Grove City Christian Academy?
GCCA has always enjoyed highly qualified, well-trained, outgoing Christian teachers who love students, teaching and working at a Christian academy where they are free to teach about Christ, the Bible, and Christian values and free to teach creatively. They sacrifice financially to teach at GCCA because they love the academy and believe in its mission.
What kinds of students attend Grove City Christian Academy?
Students from all types of social, economic and religious backgrounds attend GCCA.
Is Grove City Christian Academy an elitist school for the children of wealthy parents?
By no means! Most parents who send their children to GCCA make some sort of financial sacrifice to do so. During an average academic year, approximately 30% of the students who attend GCCA are on some sort of financial aid.
Does Grove City Christian Academy have a dress code?
Yes, while there is no single style or form of attire, either for men or for women, which is the only Biblical style, as a school, we do not intend to imply that our rules are the only right way. Nonetheless, we are fully aware that many contemporary styles violate Biblical principles. We also believe that the way we dress affects our inner attitudes. The individual who dresses with care also will exercise care in other areas of life. Grove City Christian Academy’s dress code can be found in our Family Handbook which you can view by following this link to our school forms page.
Why have Christian elementary schools? Aren’t the public schools good enough?
Throughout the centuries, Christians have believed the Bible encourages them to provide a Christian education for their children to train them up in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6) and teach them to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls and minds and their neighbors as themselves (Matthew 22:36-40). GCCA was started because of this belief. The Board and staff of GCCA believe the school should function as an extension of the Christian home. We strive to teach all subjects from a Christian perspective, to teach the Bible in a clear and practical manner, and to teach Christian values. However, the U. S. Supreme Court forbids teaching Christian values and concepts in public schools. GCCA is able to offer more creative instruction in smaller classrooms than the public schools and to offer many unusual and creative learning opportunities.
Why should people support Grove City Christian Academy?
Churches and individual Christians support GCCA because it is
a Christian academy that is working to extend the kingdom of God. GCCA reinforces and extends the teachings and
values of the Christian home and church.
Courses are taught from a Christian perspective. Students are taught the Bible and Christian
values. Christians and non-Christians
should support GCCA because it produces exceptionally well trained students
with high moral values who are an asset to our communities and nation. To learn more about how you can support GCCA, please visit the development tab on this website or follow this link.
How does Grove City Christian Academy benefit the Grove City area?
Economically, GCCA provides jobs for seventeen people and has an annual budget of over $350,000. Educationally, GCCA provides a distinctively excellent Christian education for approximately 130 students each year. Morally, GCCA builds solid, responsible citizens by teaching Christian values in a Christian atmosphere. Having an academically excellent, biblically sound Christian school in the Grove City area helps to attract families who are relocating to this area and who value such a school.
How does Grove City Christian Academy benefit the work of local churches?
GCCA benefits the work of local churches by providing students with a solid foundation in biblical instruction, by teaching them to be loyal and responsible members of their own churches, by reinforcing and extending the teachings and values of the Christian home and church, and by helping to extend the kingdom of God in the Grove City area. GCCA helps parents and pastors in the process of training up young people in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6) and teaching them to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls and minds and their neighbors as themselves (Matthew 22:36-40).
What do the local churches and the communities think of Grove City Christian Academy?
GCCA has an excellent reputation among the churches of the Grove City area, many of which support the school with annual contributions and scholarships for families.
What are the tax benefits, if any, of making a donation to Grove City Christian Academy?
Grove City Christian Academy is a 501 (c) (3) organization under the Internal Revenue Service, which provides it a tax-exempt status. Our Federal Tax I.D. Number is 25-1263803.
What assurance do I have that Grove City Christian Academy has a stable future?
Like all other Christian and private educational institutions that are not supported by taxation, GCCA depends on income from tuition and from donations to meet its payroll. Because of careful financial planning and management, a conservative fiscal policy, hard work by the GCCA Booster Club, and sacrificial giving by many people who love GCCA and who believe in its educational philosophy and spiritual ministry, GCCA remains financially sound. By God’s grace, the Board is confident this will continue to be the case.
How can I contribute to the GCCA scholarship fund?
Interested donors may give directly to the GCCA scholarship
fund. These donations are tax
deductible. Businesses who qualify may
contribute to Grove City
Scholarship Fund through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
program. Companies participating in this
program will be awarded tax credits when they make contributions to Grove City Christian Academy’s
Scholarship Fund which is managed by the Family Choice Scholarship
program. Additional details in regards
to participating in this program can be found by following this link.