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Welcome Note from the Administrator

Dear Prospective Gaarde Families,

Thank you for considering becoming a part of the GCS family. We are grateful for your support and involvement. Gaarde is a tremendous place for students to learn to serve others in Christ, putting into practice His handiwork in us. It is our hope that GCS is a positive and rewarding experience.

Following are several reasons why you should enroll your child in GCS:

  • Quality Christian Education:  Our curriculum is biblically based and comes from the best Christian publishers available.  Our teachers have a genuine love for their students and are committed to sharing their faith and the Word of God with each student.
  • Certified Teachers of the Highest Quality:  Our teachers meet state qualifications for education, many of which hold post graduate master’s degrees. They are dedicated to providing a top-notch education for our students, striving to ensure that each student realizes their fullest potential.
  • Small Class Sizes:  Small class size allows for individual attention and tailored learning, which aids in the success of each student.
  • High Academic Standards:  We focus on the fundamentals of education: reading, writing and arithmetic.  Providing your child a solid foundation with these building blocks is critical to their success.
  • Well-rounded Academic Program:  We provide many opportunities for the students to participate in music, P.E., field trips, chapel presentations, programs, and mission projects.

GCS is committed to continue to provide an outstanding education.  Investing in your child’s education is one of the best investments a parent can make in their child’s future.  It is my belief that sending your child to Gaarde Christian School is a great decision for that investment, and we are blessed to partner with you in this endeavor.

God Bless You,

Kendra Jones, GCS Administrator

History of Gaarde Christian School

Gaarde Christian School (GCS) was founded in 1967, and has been educating students in and around Tigard, Oregon, for 50 years and counting. We are registered with the State of Oregon Department of Education and are an active member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

We are proud to announce that as of 2011, Gaarde Christian School's Middle School program (6th-8th grades) became regionally accredited thru NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission).

Gaarde Christian School   |   11265 SW Gaarde St., Tigard, OR 97224   |   503.639.5336
Gaarde Christian School is a ministry of Faith Journey Church