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Welcome to Spartan Life.

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GAC is a place where character, intellect, and passion grow.

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Campus Life

Campus life at GAC is thoughtfully designed to balance active faith, academic rigor, and a deep commitment to caring for one another. Across this vibrant community, our students grow in stature and confidence.Students participate in activities and events that help them feel connected to one another, to their parents, to their teachers, and to God.

A spirit of growth infuses everything we do. From our youngest learners to our high school graduates, Spartans grow through service to one another and the world.

Mission trips, service-learning projects, Bible studies, and other activities build tenacity, empathy, and faith. Hands-on learning opportunities happen inside the classroom and out, expanding curiosity, new ideas, and intellect. And by serving and worshiping together, students strengthen their place in this loving community of believers.

Discover the possibilities that await your student.

A Look at Campus Life

Homecoming

From dress up days to special pep rallies to the Friday night lights, Homecoming Week is a favorite for students and faculty.

Spiritual Retreats

Middle School and High School students start each school year with a Spiritual Retreat. These open the door for real relationships and an ever-growing connection with the Lord.

Redzone

Our beloved student section Redzone brings the Spartan spirit to home games. 

Spartan2gether

Kicking off student orientation, Spartan2gether lets students step into their new role as Spartans and get a taste of what their journey will be like at GAC.

Grandparents Day

GAC is for the whole family. We love celebrating all of your family members and letting our students bond with their Grandparents.

GAC’s Got Talent

Celebrating our talented students, faculty, and staff, GAC’s Got Talent has something for everyone.

All School Student-Led Chapels

To help our students share God’s love and grow as leaders, GAC hosts student-led Chapels for the whole school on the first day of school, Thanksgiving, and Easter.

Black and White Fine Arts Exhibition

Cultivating the budding artists on campus, the Black and White Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the exceptional artwork our students create.

Prayer Walks

Parents participate in prayer walks, joining together each month to cover the campus in prayer. 

Bible Studies

Students and family members of all ages can join Bible study groups to learn God’s word together through discussion and study.

Services Projects

Spartans come together regularly to serve the local community, from mentoring students and helping in the classroom at a local elementary school to performing at the Winship Cancer Institute to delivering food to local extended-stay motels.

Parent Speaker Series

Being a parent is the hardest job there is, so we have created a faith-infused speaker series to help guide parents and support them in raising their children to be exceptional, faith-filled adults.

Spaces Students & Families Thrive

Fincher Student-Family Center

Known as the "family room" for the GAC community and located in the center of campus, the beautiful 31,000 square foot facility is one of the most active buildings on campus. The main floor includes the Grandparent Commons, GAC Spartan Store, Wista Worthen Meeting Room, and the Admissions Office. The President’s Office is located on the second floor as well as several classrooms. The building is named for the school’s second president, Dr. David L. Fincher.

Strickland Plaza

Strickland Plaza is nestled between the Middle and High School buildings and Liles Media Center and serves as the main outdoor gathering space for our students. Named after the Strickland family, this space adjoins with the Cross Tower which stands at the heart of campus and is a daily reminder of our purpose and to whom we belong. The Cross Tower includes an area for worship and baptisms. Located beside the Cross Tower, this versatile outdoor venue includes a raised platform and gathering space for up to 200 students and teachers for educational discussions, student performances, special speakers, and concerts.

Long Forum

The Long Forum serves as home court for the Spartan Basketball and Spartan Volleyball teams. The 80,000 sq. ft. state-of-the art, multi-purpose venue can seat up to 3,200 guests for chapels, concerts, athletic and many other special events. The Athletic Office is located on the main floor. The Jesse & Marilyn Long Forum was opened in 2009 and was named in honor of GAC founder and Chancellor, Jesse Long and his wife Marilyn.

Campus News

Seniors' Last Day of High School is Celebrated with a Campus Car Parade

May 8th had special meaning for the seniors from Greater Atlanta Christian School. It was their official last day of classes, and the administration wanted them to have a special memory-moment. One of GAC's end of year traditions includes a Senior Walk-through of the Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School and High School buildings, ending with a buffet of donuts.  A campus parade was a way to have that experience under social distancing provisions.

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Bridging Online and Hands On Learning

The ELC Prize Wagon has been on the move since school went to online learning at Greater Atlanta Christian School.  Every week, teacher Lisa Chase, the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) specialist, has used her car to deliver prizes to her K4-5th grade students spanning from Braselton to Alpharetta, Atlanta, Peachtree Corners, Norcross and nearly every edge of the 13 counties the school draws its students. 

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AJC: Counselor gives hands-on exercises to build kids’ emotional health

Perhaps one of most difficult things to gauge with students is their mental well-being. Even without a worldwide medical crisis requiring schools to shut down suddenly, many factors can cause stress and anxiety in children. And having to look for those signs through a computer screen can make the challenge that much more difficult for school professionals.

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GAC Pulls All the Stops for Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, and teachers from Greater Atlanta Christian School will receive virtual, hand-delivered, and mailed surprises throughout the week. Teachers and staff will be surprised daily with a special treat at their home, including blue-light blocking glasses, hand-decorated cookies, River Street Sweets bear-claws, hand “clappers,” student-created thank you videos, and special delivery appreciation yard signs.

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K3 Students Enjoy Fairy Tale Day with a Special Delivery

During these days of virtual education, Greater Atlanta Christian School’s pre-school teachers brought some reality to their annual Fairy Tale Day.  GAC’s pre-school classes had a Saturday morning Zoom Fairy Tale story time complete with Frozen's Queen Elsa and Princess Anna of Arendelle.  Afterwards K3 Teacher, Alicia Wood, made special deliveries of Fairy Tale goody bags, carefully assembled and safely presented to each of her students. 

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Celebrating Seniors During Social Distancing

Last week, the GAC seniors received a special delivery, via a unique delivery system: a GAC mini-bus.  With a ring of the doorbell, the surprise of a graduation yard sign and carefully wrapped package with the cap and gown appeared on doorsteps throughout the multiple counties represented by the 172 seniors. 

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10 Tips: Creating a New Normal for your Spartan Family

The Coronovirus-19 pandemic is not something any of us wished or planned for, and its potential to disrupt our lives is already felt. As a community, we are pulling together to make the most of this time. Even so, things at home look, feel, and run a little differently. We’ve put together a few helpful tips for you to implement at home. Reply to this email and let us know which ones you are implementing and how they’ve worked for you. If you have pictures, share them with us on social with #GACfamilychallenge.

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Elementary School Students Jump Right In!

Our elementary school students win the prize for “cheerful” giving, that’s for sure. While working and playing and even fundraising, they enjoy themselves! Since 1982, GAC has raised money for the American Heart Association, led by GAC P.E. teacher Kristy Shelton. This year, students raised over $41K to fight our nation’s number one cause of death: heart disease.

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GAC Student Leaders Use Music to Highlight Black History

“Music embodies the words we can’t express. It comforts us during our deepest tragedies and fuels us during our greatest triumphs. More importantly, it unites us. Black History Month is not just for African Americans. The music you will hear today is woven into all of our lives” shared Simone Roberts, GAC’s Student Leader of Unity, who then proceeded to further describe the reason for the day’s special chapel assembly. 

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    Dr. Scott Harsh

    “This school has been blessed in many ways. Not just in the 25 buildings and the dozen of athletic facilities on our 88 acres, but in the vibrant, creative faculty you will meet. They love God, and they love His children who walk this campus each day. You can feel it. There is joy in the journey at GAC.”

    GAC President