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When you step foot on a GCS campus, you can feel right away that you have found something special. You will notice well-equipped classrooms overlooking carefully-maintained school grounds. You will see students receiving individual attention from caring, godly men and women who take pride in equipping their students both academically and spiritually.
Choosing where to send your children to school is an important decision. We want you to have all the information you need to prayerfully consider your child’s future at GCS. The best way to find out about the philosophy, curriculum and programs of Gilbert Christian Schools is to take a private tour. This provides an opportunity to meet faculty and staff, explore classrooms and have your questions answered.
Applications can be submitted without cost or obligation. Our online application portal includes a tool for tracking your admissions status after your application has been submitted.
We review every application for completeness and fit with the GCS Family Profile:
All references, testimonies, academic history, IEPs, and other relevant information are considered. Applicants may be asked to provide additional information, participate in a screening phone call, or complete placement testing.
Incomplete applications will be returned to the parent to complete and resubmit.
Complete applications that have passed the review stage will be placed on the waitlist. We cannot disclose waitlist positions. We may request additional information if needed.
Final approval is contingent upon an in-person interview.
Interviews are conducted in recurring cycles as openings become available at the applicant’s grade level. An interview does not guarantee enrollment.
You will receive an email with instructions to submit an enrollment packet. The student’s birth certificate and immunization records will be required in order to submit this packet.
Please be prepared to pay a non-refundable $200 enrollment fee and a one-time per-family building fee of $750.
A Gilbert Christian Schools education is a significant investment in a student’s future. We value the overall development of our students. Our hope is that students acquire wisdom, knowledge, and a Biblical worldview as they develop a lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship.
With so many financial aid options available to families, everyone is eligible for something! For students K-12, there are several tuition assistance options that could add thousands to your student’s tuition account. ESA is a new scholarship program available to all Arizona students, regardless of income. All families should take advantage of this amazing program!
Applying to GCS is free. Start the application process today.
However, if you are offered enrollment, please be prepared to pay a non-refundable $200 enrollment fee and a one-time per-family building fee of $750.
Yes. Our mission is to “partner with parents to prepare the next generation to impact the world for Christ.” To meet this mission, we cannot serve families that do not align with our Statement of Faith. We expect that both parents be Christians. In some cases, we may enroll a child if only one parent is a Christian.
In addition to completing the application forms, the following items are required to complete the application:
If you have trouble obtaining any of the required documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the application process, you will be able to select your preferred campus. Be sure to complete the application for your primary preference as that is the campus for which you will be waitlisted. You will have the opportunity to indicate whether you are open to other campuses as well. You will only be considered by the other campuses once they exhaust their current waitlist options and still have open spots available to offer. We encourage you to schedule a tour to learn more about our 3 beautiful PK-8 campuses.
Please answer all questions for each student. We process each application individually, and as such, we cannot cross-reference sibling applications. You may copy and paste from a sibling’s application by downloading the PDF of the application through your Application Portal.
References must be completed for each student. You may use the same person as a reference for multiple students, but that reference will need to complete the form for each student.
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year open in August.
Several variables affect the timeline for our applicants. That timeline is highly dependent on timely submission of all required documents and references, time of year, upcoming interview cycles, and current grade-level openings. Each application is carefully reviewed by members of our admissions committee and prayerful consideration is given to each decision. You will receive updates at each stage of the application review process.
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To enroll in our preschool program, students must be four years of age by September 1 of the school year in which they wish to enroll. Preschool students must be fully potty trained by the first day of school.
GCS may admit a three-year-old into preschool if it is determined by Administration that it is in the best interest of the child. Such children must turn four prior to October 1 of the school year in which they wish to enroll. Placement testing may be required as part of the admissions process.
Students enrolling in Kindergarten must be five years of age prior to September 1 of the school year they wish to enroll. Gilbert Christian Schools may admit a four-year-old into Kindergarten if it is determined by Administration that it is in the best interest of the child. Such children must turn five prior to October 1 of the school year in which they wish to enroll.
As of the 2023-2024 school year, GCS will no longer offer an international student program. Students must be U.S. citizens to enroll at GCS.
Applications cannot be rolled over to a future school year. If you are applying for a school year that has already started, please consider applying for the upcoming school year as well.
We do not disclose waitlist positions. You are welcome to reach out anytime for an update on the waitlist numbers. Our waitlists are loosely organized based on application date. Other variables affect decisions on enrollment offers. For example, we give priority to siblings of current GCS students and children of GCS staff members.
We do our best to enroll as many students as possible, but we are limited by classroom space. To improve your chances of receiving an enrollment offer
When we send an enrollment offer, they typically have a 5-day deadline. Be prepared by having the following ready:
All children are created in the image of God and therefore receive love, respect, and educational opportunity if accepted at Gilbert Christian Elementary School. Some students with special needs are accepted at GCS. Parents of students with special needs must interview with the building principal to determine if GCS is the best learning environment for the special needs student.
GCS offers limited special education assistance. Our special education practices help classroom teachers address learning challenges in the regular classroom. Time with a special education teacher may be available as a pull-out option for some children. Speech therapy may also be available on campus. These services are offered for a reasonable but additional fee. Not declaring that your child has a special need, IEP or 504 plan is not in the best interest of the child’s education. Please fill out admission materials carefully.
Nondiscriminatory Policy: GCS admits students without regard to their race, color, national or ethnic origin.
View our Tuition and Fee Schedule.
Tuition covers all classroom supplies, as well as instruments for Grades 1-3. Students must rent their band and stringed instruments starting in the 4th or 5th grade, depending upon campus and grade.
For students K-12, there are several tuition assistance options that could add thousands to your student’s tuition account. To learn more about individual tax credit organizations, income-based tax credit organizations, and ESA, view our Tuition & Financial Aid Options
Yes, however this is only available to high school students that have submitted an application. Friends and relatives of GCHS students are not permitted to simply come hang out for the day. All shadow students will be paired with a GCHS partner of the same gender and grade level that best matches the student’s personality and interests. Request a Shadow Day.
No one has thought more than you have about your child’s education and future. We want to partner with you as your children become mature in their faith and learn to walk with God and follow His commands. From spiritual growth to academic excellence, we have the wonderful blessing of helping each child discover their God given gifts and talents.
Questions? Contact our Admissions team.
Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy: Gilbert Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Join us for an Open House for prospective PK-12 families on Monday, November 6 from 6:30-7:30pm. At the Open House, families will have an opportunity to hear from our superintendent, faculty and students about how we partner with parents to impact the world for Christ.