Following Christ is life’s greatest adventure and it’s our passion to engage students in their personal adventure with Christ. GCA’s culture, goals, instruction and expectations are grounded in the belief that our biggest responsibility is to help develop world-changing disciples of Christ. Our students are actively engaged in Bible study, worship, prayer and ministry daily and create and lead ministries and service projects year-round. The pursuit of becoming action-oriented Christ-followers who lead and serve the world is woven into everything we do and into every interaction with our students.
Empowering students to explore and find their gifts, talents, interests and passions engages students inside and outside of the classroom. This process gives students a voice in their education. Student-centered learning is not self-centered learning, it requires students to be actively involved with their classmates and accountable for their own learning. Students are responsible for working productively in teams and also independently while teachers guide and facilitate learning through large group, small group and individual work.
Students are powerful people who learn by wrestling with deep questions, discussing these questions to expand their insight and designing insightful projects to communicate their ideas about these questions with real audiences. Our students create solutions, ideas, inventions, performances and presentations that emulate real world work processes and provide insight and impact for changing the world. The maker space is where students explore design-thinking processes and create, make and invent solutions bringing out their inner entertainer, entrepreneur or engineer!
We facilitate student progress through college-ready Ohio Academic standards individually so that students can achieve “mastery” on their own pace rather than their chronological age. This provides students an opportunity to excel in their strength and continue to work on their areas for growth until they have academic mastery. GCA also offers college level course work for those that are ready to excel both on and off campus.
Student passions drive the diverse artistic opportunities on campus; we strive to provide opportunities for all students to explore and express their artistic talent. Currently students are expressing their artistic talent through choir, band, rock and worship bands, songwriting, music production as well as visual art and theatre productions.
GCA hosts competitive Middle and High School athletics in every season as part of the Ohio High School Association of Athletics and the Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League.
Like a typical Christian School, we have chapel every week. But ours is led by the students, for the students, even in the Lower School! We believe this gives students an opportunity to express their faith in a unique and personal way no matter their age.
Every day our Upper School students participate in an advisory period. Advisory is a small group setting where students build relationships with each other and their teacher and discuss faith topics and grow in discipleship in community.
Lower School students have a daily morning meeting led by the 5th and 6th grade students that includes prayer and a devotional.
Teaching our students how to walk daily with Jesus is just one way we embody what it means to be a Christian School.
Partnerships & Accreditation
Partnerships & Accreditation
Gahanna Christian Academy (GCA) is a vital part of One Church and we hold the same core values.
GCA is open to all interested families who desire to have their children engaged in learning how to become a lifelong disciple of Christ and empowered to learn through big questions and projects that explore how to impact the world.
GCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League.
GCA is accredited and chartered by the state of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education.
It all began with inspiration to change the world through education. Below, please find some of our favorite inspirations for our model, style and vision.