Our Schools


Elementary



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Gilbert Christian Elementary students read directly from the Bible each day. Students also memorize Scriptures so they may “take up the whole armor of God” and “grow in wisdom and in stature” (Ephesians 6 /Luke 2:52).

  • Spiritual – learning directly from the Word of God
  • Academics – core subjects aligned with the new Common Core State Standards
  • Fine Arts – art, strings, and children’s choirSpecials – science lab, physical education, computer lab, Spanish
  • Community – food drives and mercy projects
  • Athletics – recreational or competitive sports

To educate the mind, engage the heart, and foster faith in Jesus Christ while teaching our students to read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately, think creatively, appreciate the arts, exercise the body, and understand God’s Word.

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.

Aside from core academic subjects, fine arts are an important aspect of a GCS education at all levels. All students participate in art and music. The choir department offers a children’s choir that meets weekly after school and performs twice during the school year. Starting in first grade, students learn to play the violin and in the later grades, have the choice of viola, cello, or bass. They, too, perform twice a year on stage. At the fourth grade, students may choose between strings and the dynamics general music course. GCS student praise the Lord through the Arts.
Giving back to the community is woven into the culture at GCS. Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged and mentored to assist in projects that affect the school and community. Food drives, soup kitchen assistance, and missions (both here and abroad) characterize the outreach efforts at GCS.
GCS has an outstanding athletic program.  Students beginning in third grade have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports at a recreational or competitive level. Starting in Pre-K, students are taught the foundational, physical skills so each may be healthy and strong.

Middle School



Our SchoolOur MissionSpiritual GrowthFine ArtsCommunityAthleticsCurriculumTest ResultsStudent ResourcesAn Age of OpportunityAn Important MissionA Unique School
Middle school is an age of opportunity. All believers can confidently say this because Jesus Christ has redeemed the teenage years. Gilbert Christian Middle School develops young people in their faith and learning by partnering with parents in the discipleship of their children.

  • Spiritual – learning directly from the Word of God is part of our curriculum
  • Academics – core subjects aligned with state standards
  • Fine Arts – choir and strings
  • Community – numerous service opportunities to give back to the community
  • Athletics – recreational or competitive sports

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.

To transform students into effective communicators, critical thinkers, and servant leaders who will impact the world for the glory of Jesus Christ.




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.

Our middle school has an important mission. GCS is not a replacement of the family or the church but we exist to support parents and pastors in the raising of godly men and women. We exist to nurture the minds and character of our students to maturity so they will be effective ambassadors for Christ in college and career in the 21st century. Our curriculum, instruction, policies, and procedures are constantly reviewed in light of our mission. The mission of Gilbert Christian Middle School is: To transform students into effective communicators, critical thinkers, and servant leaders who will impact the world for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Effective Communicators

  • Listen to directions
  • Read with comprehension
  • Write and speak persuasively
  • Work collaboratively
  • Handle conflict biblically

Critical Thinkers

  • 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

Servant Leaders

  • 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
Gilbert Christian Middle School is a special place. Here students are seen as individuals made in the image of God. Each and every child is nurtured towards his or her potential. Students discover their God-given talents and abilities and develop them to the fullest. Our academic, athletic, and artistic programs provide a safe environment for transformative growth. Every student is expected to make a contribution within a Christian environment where God’s Word is supreme.

High School



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At Gilbert Christian High School, our primary goals are to educate and strengthen young believers in their walk with Christ while demonstrating grace and encouragement for those that do profess to be followers of Christ. Within these basic goals, we believe every student should have challenging opportunities for learning. Each student’s educational needs and learning strengths are identified and addressed by a professional teaching staff within their respective subjects.

High school-level students preparing for college are offered advanced placement and dual enrollment credits in specific classes.

  • Spiritual – learning directly from the Word of God is part of our curriculum
  • Academics – advanced placement and dual enrollment offered in specific classes
  • Fine Arts – choir, strings, drama, and yearbook
  • Community – numerous service opportunities to give back to the community
  • Athletics – recreational or competitive sports

To provide excellence in academics, arts, and athletics in a Christian environment that seeks to transform the minds of its students through the study and application of God’s Word and equip students to impact the community for His glory.

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.

Aside from core academics, the fine arts are required at all levels. High school students have choir and strings, in addition to drama, art, and/or yearbook. The high school chorale has won honors in the AIA state competitions. Drama performs two productions per year, and strings performs on stage twice each school year. The yearbook, produced by students, has been recognized each year as an award-winning publication.
Giving back to the community is woven into the culture of Gilbert Christian Schools (GCS). From pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, students are encouraged to serve. Some of those service opportunities include:

  • 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)