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PK-12
Private
Chesapeake, VA
Students enrolled: 594
 

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311 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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(757) 547-9595
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August 08, 2014
I am a parent of a student at GCA and my experience with the school has been wonderful. My daughter excels academically in some areas but has difficulty in others. Her teachers challenge her in subjects where she is excelling and encourage and patiently work with her on subjects where she is struggling. It has been a perfect mix of academic focus and loving encouragement. As a graduate of a public school, I did not know how much a private school could impact a child outside of academics, but my experience at GCA has shown me that school becomes a part of the family. I know my daughter is hearing the same values and truths I am teaching her at home and her teachers care about her mind AND heart. We love the school and have had a great experience with it.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
the playground has safety hazard for the ground is covered with non rubber material. Also, the security level is low, teacher to student is ok, but just one teacher in one classroom, so no one oversees it. The best should be one teacher with one assistant.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2014
After having been associated with GCA for many years, I am so disappointed with the Administration. They definately have the my way or the highway mentality. How sad and just like the pharisees profess one thing but don't live it...forgiveness is not on their agenda. How sad that they would rather nit pick at issues than show the Christ-like spirit. Read their principles...Matthew 18 principle is far from the basis of how to handle problems. There are a handful of dedicated, loving, concerned teachers and administdative staff, but if you have a problem with a teacher, GCA will always side with them. Their board and most office staff are all related or inter-married...nepotism at its finest. How very sad to see all this done under the umbrella of "christianity".

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
GCA is spiritually and academically minded. They encourage the families to partner with the teachers/staff in the training of the students to be godly role models while developing their talents to honor God with their lives.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
GCA provides a great balance among academics, sports, and extra-curricular activities. We have three children attending and are very pleased with their growth. The facilities are top rate - better in many ways than the nearby public schools and certainly in comparison to most private schools. I especially appreciate the fact that they provide a conservative Bible-Based world view along with strong academics, but are independent from any particular church.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I have shadowed here and have friends at GCA. With my one day there I noticed several things I did not agree with, but it is waaaaay better than my current school. I heard one kid say one cuss word and one child throw quite a tantrum. Teachers handled both well though and there are several great kids there though.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2013
Our daughter has attended GCA for seven years. She loves the school and we have had positive experiences with all the teachers.Our daughter grows in her Christian faith every year. It's been a blessing to us. I've read the other reviews and they puzzle me: We are not hit up for money every month. There are scheduled fund raisers throughout the year. Compared to other private schools, GCA costs less. We love it here.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
This is truly a shame because the time my child spent in this school's ECC was quite good. In my child's entrance into their Lower School however there has been a drastic change in teacher kindness and understanding. It's so sad to see what should be a compassionate Christian School and example to unbelievers turn wrong. I have found over the past year 2 of the 3 teacher's in my child's current grade to be haughty, cold, and just plain overly stern. Those are not good odds to get the one teacher per grade that will be a nurturer! Though I still love many of the events at GCA it is not worth my child's peace of mind when he/she is strung out due to the pressure of a high workload, an agressive curriculum per grade where just plain inappropriate materials are pushed on children who are a good grade and 1/2 advanced compounded by unrealistic work standards not to mention limited breaks in 3 hours of aggressive teaching thrust on the children! Forget bringing your concerns to the administration for they will only aid and abet their teacher's nitpicking and bad behavior!The lack of compassion here is abhorent one leader audaciously said If people leave this school I am doing my job!"

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2012
Without question, one of the finest private schools in Hampton Roads. Among its best qualities are a compassionate, engaged faculty who expect exemplary work from their students, a responsive and thoughtful administration that views parents as equal partners when comes to the education of the student, and a student body that admrably reflects the qualities and morals instilled, cultivated and nutured at a Christian school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
We were very disappointed in the administration and academic quality of the school. Teachers were frequently absent in the middle school, did not possess qualifications for the classes they taught, and proritized their personal lives over teaching. Sometimes I wonder how Jesus himself might have fared at this 'christian' school. Would he have been accepted -- or picked on for wearing the wrong brand of polo shirt or not being good at sports?

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
This school only provides one foreign language and few classes to choose from and some grades don't even get to choose classes. Not many sports this school provides VERY Limited amounts of thing. This school would be okay for elementary school students but the middle and high school is terrible. The kids at the school are good kids, but the teachers and principals is another story!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
I have been going to GCA since first grade and at first I loved the school. However, since entering middle school I have seen the limitations that the school has. We currently offer one foreign language, and that disappoints me because I really don't want to take two years of Spanish. The art program is well-defined, as is the technology and theater departments. I do feel that the academics are not as challenging as I would like, though. For me, I finish my work, tests, and quizzes far faster than average, and I have received post high school grades on my achievement tests since fifth grade. I would welcome a change in the foreign language area and more challenging classes for middle school students, such as a junior AP program aside from honors. However, this school offers a solidly based Christian education. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a student
May 02, 2009
My child goes to greenbrier christain and the school is absolutely absurd. Who ever head of no child left behind needs to tell the administration this

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2009
This is our second go round at GCA. We would not want our daughter any where else. We tried the public school and what she came home and told me what she learned on her 10 minute bus ride from the other school shocked me. I don't believe overprotecting a child but some things don't need to me learned in 2nd grade. Gca 's STEP program was the best and brought our child up to where she needed to be to compete with the other students. The teachers are loving and take an interest in the kids. They don't separate themselves at lunch like other schools but share the same lunch room with their students. Our daughter has come home with such a different attitude and the school has helped to enforce her walk with God. We love the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
This is my son's second year at GCA. He had been attending another Christian school much closer to my home before making the switch. We absolutely love this school and all that it has to offer. It is worth every minute of travel to get him there. The admistration is run by God loving people who want only the best for my son. Praise the Lord that my son is being treated the same as every other child there. Where we came from it only mattered how much money you had in your checking account.

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January 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2009
Fantastic school. Teachers and administrators are loving and involved with the students. Low class size is a plus. School emphasizes a biblical eduction without sacrificing high academic standards. Many extracurricular activities and sports. Something for every student's interest. Small school community allows student's to develop their unique interests and talents. Preschool has an inside playground, large classrooms and loving teachers. The fundamentals are emphasized. Lower school students (K - 5) have daily PE or recess and daily special classes of computer, art, music, spanish, or library. Upper school students have daily PE and room for electives in music, art and foreign language.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 08, 2008
My chilldren attend this school and i've had a wondeful experience all though. My oldest child was also being bullied by student in another class, the teacher did something about it immediatly i let her know. I love this school, the teachers are wonderful. The admin department sent forms and letters throughout the holidays if they had changes in school. My kids have been to another private school and i can say compared to that one, the care and quality of education has been awesome. I can wholeheartedly say i recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2008
My children have attended this school for a few years now. The teachers are caring and do a good job. However, that is about the only positive experience we have had at this school. My oldest child finally left after being bullied for 3 years and the school not doing much about it. The admin is constantly loosing forms and sends multiple requests for the same forms already turned in. Here we are just a few days from school starting and we were JUST informed that every Friday is early release and there is still no school calendar available. Finally, I do not feel that pick up policies are very strict or enforced for that matter. The school does not care much about making parents happy. They care more about collecting your tuition, in my opinion and you are hit up for more and more money every month.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
I am an alumni of Greenbrier who now works with children. The quality of our teachers and the amount that the entire staff cares about the students has become more evident as I am around the staff at the areas' public schools. Not only did I receive a much better education than I would have in any of the public schools but I also received a Christ centered education which prepared me for real life. Greenbrier is a refreshing oasis in a sea of mediocrity and terrible public schools.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2008
This school is wonderful! The teachers are very sweet and loving. I feel a peace knowing they really care for my child. The dress code has helped to place children on a more even 'playing field.' Awesome school...Worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
I am a student at Greenbrier.I have pretty much grown up at Greenbrier and I have loved every minute of it. Granted, I don't know anything different, but that's something I'm grateful for. These teachers are amazing. They truly care for you, and are always there to help if you need it. I am held accountable in my walk with Christ each and everyday. It is such an incredible experience to go to a school that is like a family, however cliche that may sound. I have friends and teachers that love the Lord and work to keep that the number one priority. Send your kids to Greenbrier. It will be well worth any cost to see your children growing spiritually, and challenged academically.

- submitted by a student
June 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 18, 2005
Greenbrier Christian Academy is a wonderful school with solid Christian values, dedicated teachers who care about the students, and excellent administration. My daughter has been there for 9 years and the experience has been absolutely great! The academic programs and sports programs are unparalleled when compared to similiar type and size schools. The teacher and parent envolvement in activities and their attention to issues of the school are absolutely amazing when compared to the public schools in the area (my wife, mother, cousin, and numerous friends work in the public school systems). I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a school who values their child's salvation and well as academic training. It is truely a light in today's bleak world of education institutions.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
My daughter has been going to GCA from K-5 to 6th grade and it's been a blessing from God that I couldn't put a price on. We live 25 miles from GCA witch makes it a little difficult and we hope to move closer. Either or it doesn t matter, no sacrifice is to grate for the Godly centered education she receives. Thank you Lord Jesus. With Gods continued blessing, we will continue through 12th grade. Thank you for your time. God Bless. Go Gators.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
My husband and I have two daughters that go to Greenbrier our oldest started out in 2nd grade and our youngest started right from kindergraten. We feel that they are getting a great education. Both the girls do well in school. The only down fall that we feel is that they don't have enough sports for the lower grades meaning 4th and 5th grades for the gator program that they have. Would be nice to see more parents involved with activities that the kids have going on during the school year and not see the same parents there. I know for a fact myself that we need more parents getting involved. I understand parents work but for one my husband works and he takes his lunch time and goes and volunteers for lunch he only feels that is right having our kids in GCA. It is a great school overall.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2004
We left GCA this year to attend a local public school - our first experience with public school. The difference is incredible! I did not realize that we had really top rate, educated, caring and nuturing teachers and administrators. The work is challenging, but the students are adequately supported and guided toward success. The positive, structured environment honors Christ and others in a way that we miss dearly. After our experience at a 'great' public school we'll be going back to GCA next year.

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September 09, 2003
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Greenbrier Christian Academy
311 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA  23320
(757) 547-9595
Last modified Greenbrier Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Greenbrier Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top