SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR YOUR FAMILY?
Take a closer look with our Future Families Packet.
WELCOME TO GILBERT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
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.
About our schools
READY TO SCHEDULE A TOUR?
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.
BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR YOUR CHILD WITH Gilbert Christian Schools
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now open! 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.
start the free application process
ALL APPLICATIONS GO THROUGH A 3-STEP PROCESS
We review every application for completeness and fit with the GCS Family Profile:
- Strong parent and/or student testimony
- Regular church attendance
- Strong academic track record
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.
INVEST IN MORE THAN AN EDUCATION
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.
did you know that
of GCS families utilize
some form of scholarship?
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!
No! Applications can be submitted without cost or obligation. No funds are due until you are offered a spot and submit an enrollment packet. Start the application process today.
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.
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.
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.
Students registering for PreK must be four years of age, and students registering for 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
A child may repeat PreK and Kindergarten with parent approval, a teacher’s recommendation, and the direction of Gilbert Christian Schools Administration.
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.
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.
Speech therapy is available on our campus for a reasonable but extra fee.
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. This service is offered for a reasonable but extra 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.
Since 2006, Gilbert Christian Schools has been providing Christian education for international students. The International Student Program has included students from Austria, China, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Macau, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. We have had 33 students graduate from GCS through the International Student Program. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students in grades 9-12. Learn more about International Student Admissions.
What’s important to you Is important to us
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.