Prayer and Scripture is frequently woven into academic lessons and applied daily as the standard for character and faith issues. As boys and girls reach the 4th and 5th grades, they study one book of the Bible at a time, learning inductive Bible study methods designed to enhance personal study of the Scriptures for years to come. Once a month students come together to hear a guest speaker, praise God corporately, and celebrate school achievements at an assembly we call Grandma’s Cookies.
Excellence is always our standard. From Bible class to the basketball court and everywhere in between, all aspects of school life are permeated with a desire to do all things to the glory of God. Our commitment to continual improvement is evident in all areas.
Middle school is an age of opportunity. All believers can confidently say this because Jesus Christ has redeemed the teenage years. In Luke 2:52 we are given a description of Jesus when He was twelve years old. During that crucial time of development Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with man. When Jesus came to our world He did not leap-frog over the teenage years; instead, He redeemed the years and turned them into an age of opportunity.
Truly this is great news. Because of the person and finished work of Jesus we can have hope for the teenage years. Young people who follow Christ today live with purpose and joy. You can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices. They serve a God Who is familiar with their weaknesses and can sympathize with their needs because through His Son Jesus, God has been there.
Gilbert Christian Middle School develops young people in their faith and learning by partnering with parents in the discipleship of their children. The 2:52 principle comes through in everything we do: Jesus has redeemed these crucial years. He knows teenagers. After all, He once was one! And He loves these kids. He is calling a generation of disciples to follow Him.
- Listen to directions
- Read with comprehension
- Write and speak persuasively
- Work collaboratively
- Handle conflict biblically
- Solve problems logically
- Appreciate different genre in literature
- Apply proper order of operations in mathematics
- Utilize the scientific method
- Value the democratic process
- Defend a Christian worldview
- Effectively plan the use of time and resources
- Follow the example of Christ
- Know their strengths and weaknesses
- Give generously to meet the needs of others
- Impact the world for the glory of God
High school-level students preparing for college are offered advanced placement and dual enrollment credits in specific classes.
From pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, Gilbert Christian Schools (GCS) students learn directly from the Word of God as part of their curriculum.
Small discussion groups, debates, memorization, and chapter-by-chapter studies equip the students to rely on guidance from God’s Word.
- Assisted living homes
- Mentoring at-risk students
- Assisting mentally challenged students
- Working with orphanages in Mexico
- Serving at rescue missions
- Serving at soup kitchens
- Assisting in food drives for the less fortunate
- Hoops of Hope (Support African children – Aids-related issues)
- Goats for Ghana (Support feeding less fortunate internationally)
- Positive Impact (Support medical emergencies for the uninsured)
- Smile Train (Support cleft palate surgeries)