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817 N Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230

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(614) 471-9270
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July 14, 2014
Gahanna Christian Academy continues to meet or exceed Ohio core standards with solid Biblical teaching and a friendly, qualified teaching staff. 35 seniors from the class of 2014 were offered almost $4.8 million in scholarships! In addition, Gahanna Christian became conference champions for men's basketball, track & field, and soccer. Found in 1980, this school continues to faithfully serve Central Ohio communities by offering a quality Christian education that promotes wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Gahanna Christian offers a great education for an affordable price!!

- submitted by a teacher

May 30, 2014
We have had a horrible experience at this school. The class sizes have doubled and teachers have been let-go and pay has been cut for the staff. The leadership of the school was less-than-honest for a long time in regards to what was going on with this school. I felt my son was not given proper instruction (I had to teach him several concepts) and the punishment was at times cruel and demeaning if a child was "out of step". I felt bad sending my son there and actually paying for it. The staff is rude and I can't stress enough what a horrific year it has been for us. We are leaving and would NEVER recommend sending a child to this non-nurturing, contentious and low-performing school. I only hope he can keep up with his peers at his new school since I feel he may not have the proper skill set at this time for his grade level.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2014
Our school sucks dont go here go to public school and be free dont waste you time here i wish i wouldnt have

- submitted by a community member

April 03, 2014
I am a current student here in high school. I have been here since I was in first grade and my appreciation of the school has lowered dramatically in my high school years. The curriculum is not difficult, in my opinion, and the teachers are to lenient. The students here are disrespectful and do not listen to the teachers at all. There are not a lot of options for someone who wants to challenge them self in their education and/or extra-curricular life. The 'higher up" staff members do not do a good job disciplining students. The people in charge make decisions seemingly based on emotions -- they do not want anyone to dislike them! Some teachers here are great (such as higher math and HS English teachers. But others are not good at all. Teachers here do not have to even have a teaching degree (let alone in the area that they are told to teach) to work here. Gahanna Christian Academy has problems that they need to work out if they want enrollment to rise.

- submitted by a community member

March 05, 2014
Yea, this school expelled me for doin it in a class room. Not to mention they never knock when you can obviously hear me knockin one out in the locker room. Don't go here if you be lookin to get lucky.

- submitted by a community member

March 05, 2014
Dis skewl be bizzin my grizzins, ya feel me. Likes, every time i try to be jib-jabn my jizznaggin, they be all lyk, "Yo man! Fojizzlin ur shmindizzlin durin a Scraggton?!! Shmangy to smointtinson bro!" Ya see what im sayin? Lyk, reel talk. Church!

- submitted by a teacher

February 05, 2014
Gahanna Christian is a great school. They have a great staff who take time to care about and encourage our kids to recognize their gifts and talents and challenge them to grow academically and spiritually. There is a great sense of family. We appreciate the effort that has been put forth to keep our children safe by providing secure facilities.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2012
I am very pleased with GCA. I have found the Christian environment, the curriculum, and the small student teacher ratio have greatly benefitted my child. My child is enjoying learning for the sake of learning, not just to pass a test as was the case in public school. She is being challenged academically, and I have seen much character growth and spiritual growth as well. The students, teachers, and staff genuinely show the love of Christ.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2012
We have found GCA to be a great high school experience. Students and parents come together in leadership and learning. This school has many things to offer. Great things are happening at GCA!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2011
GCA used to be a really good school, but is now comparable to an inner-city public school. Standards have been lowered and the Christian environment has drastically changed to that of a Columbus public school setting. Not worth the tuition anymore when you can receive the same, if not more services, from a public school.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2011
I am a freshman at GCA and would not reccomentd the school to anyone. Although there are many good people, there are far more questionable people than should be in a christian enviornment. If you have a high school student please consider things they may find critical to High school such as football, prom and social clubs. If any of these things are important to your student GCA is not the place for them. Some of the "standards" are ridiculous, for example there are no dances of any form because dancing is frowned upon. I do not consider GCA to be a high school worth even half the tuition. I have not enjoyed my time there and will not be attending next year.

- submitted by a community member

September 22, 2010
Our experience at GCA has been wonderful. We have two children enrolled and have always been more than pleased. The staff is readily available and caring. The Christian character is outstanding. This year has brought some changes with a much larger student body. The staff and new MS/HS principal have done a tremendouse job.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2010
Our experience at GCA has turned out to be a disaster. Our family has been there for many, many years. The standards have been lowered. We took our children out of GCA, this has been the best decision yet. Don't throw your money away on GCA. Look around before you decide to enroll. This school has turned out to be a Columbus Public school enviorment and this is not what we want our children around and this is not what we want to pay for!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2010
GCA has been such a blessing to my family. Our son has gone to GCA for K, 1st, and 2nd grade. He is now enrolled for next year 3rd grade. Practically every parent-teacher meeting has begun in prayer. Teachers have emailed and called me with any concerns they've had. I can't say enough about the Christian environment, academic quality, and exceptional teachers. Our son's Kind. teacher held my hand when our son was diagnosed with his condition. She surely went beyond anything I expected from a school teacher. I wouldn't have my son anywhere else. He is more than worth what we've spent on his education. Every penny has been well spent. T. Johnson

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2009
My kid is at GCA preschool since a year now and I must say,the teachers are very good and caring. The preschool office staff is good too. So far so good for us and my daughter loves going to school,thats the most important thing for me as a parent.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2009
I went to this school, and I thought everything was below average for the money paid to send me there. If you want to send your kids to a poorly structured private school, I would recommend this school. If you actually want a quality education for your child, consider other private schools as an alternative. I would get personal opinions from people who have experienced GCA (aka, don't decide from an online review) and think carefully before you choose. Your choice will make or break your children.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 07, 2009
I have had 3 children go through this school from pre-school all the way through high school. Two are in college and doing very well. My third is in the tenth grade. GCA has been a blessing to all of us, and we are very thankful they were able to attend there. I am proud of the people they have become. Donna Belczak

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2008
i am a freshman at gahanna christian and i've gone here since preschool. i can't explain how much this school means to me. if it wasn't for this school i know that i'd be into drugs and sex. this school has taught me that God is my Father and that i can talk to Him when i need too. the education is pretty good. a lot of public school kids that have gone to gahanna christian have told me that it is harder than thier public school. my friend who went to gmss came from there on the honor and was getting c's and d's. i know that sounds bad but this school doesn't offer much, but what it does offer its off the charts. excellet academics, excellet teachers who actually care about the students, but the sports could be a lot better.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2008
the high school was a horrible experience for my son and daughter. They both experiences horrible teachers. Both my son and my daughter hated that school and will never go back. if you are thinking about that school think again if you want a good christian environnment for them.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2008
i love my school!go there and be amazed!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 13, 2007
The administration and staff are available if you make the proper effort to communicate (via e-mail, telephone or in person). We are pleased with the academic environment and are considering enrolling our youngest child next school year.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2007
In reference to the parent who said the principal is only part time - that is not true. GCA has full time Elementary, Middle/High School, and Assistant Middle/High School principals. The truth is, no school is perfect, but GCA is a good school with teachers/staff that really love the Lord and care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2007
Middle and high school (not recommended): the curriculum is decent, but i have concerns. The principal and secretary are only part time! unheard of anywhere! staff is young and inexperienced. Turnover is high. Discipline is an issue there and little incentives, if any, exist. Removed our oldest daughter and enrolled her in public high school. She loves it, has activities, is more relaxed, and is on the honor roll! our second daughter will be joining her in the fall.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2006
The quality of education is second to none and is more importantly always taught with a Christian perspective. The large number of churches represented helps maintain a broad view and not a narrow denominational view yet does not compromise Biblical principles. Teachers are excellent. Test scores are above average and consistently demonstrate the love of Christ to their students.

- submitted by a teacher

November 09, 2005
A wonderful school to send your child for a quality education and foundation of values.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2005
My children have gone to this school since pre-school. I am concerned that the quality of education is not what it use to be. I find the programs available to be limiting, and am considering other schools that offer more in music, sports, arts, science etc. I have become disappointed with the quality of the staff and the lack of christian values among them.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2005
In reference to the previous parent's comments. I understand his fustration. Students are also passed over academically. But, it appears that better academic opportunities are available to students with parents who can afford to be more involved in the schools 'endeavors'. Advice - weigh the 'evangelical' ideology against your childs' individual needs in terms of cultivating their interests in academics plus nurturing self-esteem. Every child (unless impaired cognitively) is capable of meeting the challenges of high academic standards and should be encouraged in the classroom. This school may appear to act heavily on the PUNITIVE actions and minimal on MOTIVATING the academic potential of each of its students. I expected a Christian environment with greater academic opportunities for my child as well at this school. But, have experienced fustration and exasperation over its practices. It appears that their focus is on compliance missing the point of education - CULTIVATING Every Student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 17, 2005
Been trying for the whole year to get child back on track. Only word I get is when student brings home failing grades and dentention slip. Call to administration go unanswered. Guess my only option is to take the child to public school!

- submitted by a parent

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Located on one beautiful campus. Diverse student body (140+ churches represented). Centrally located in Gahanna (10 min. from Columbus). Easily accessible from I-270 and I-670. 2014 Conference champions in Men's Basketball, Track & Field, and Soccer. 35 Seniors in the class of 2014 were offered $4.8 million in scholarships.

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Gahanna Christian Academy
817 N Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, OH  43230
(614) 471-9270
Last modified Gahanna Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Gahanna Christian Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top