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A school is often called a child’s second home. They spend time learning, forming friendships, and being part of a community where they start to build their own values. As a parent, your deepest desire is for your child to strive for excellence in all they do and to be surrounded by people who can show them the love of the Lord.


At Gaston Christian School, Shelby Campus, we understand how important this is — your choices as a parent will create an impact in their life. We want to partner with you. As you search for your child’s second home, we invite you to explore the many ways that our school can nurture your child.

Ready to see a preschool in Shelby, NC, or a K-5 program with a nurturing environment designed for preschool and elementary school?
Learn more about Gaston Christian School in Shelby — Plan a tour with us, or give us a call at (980) 484-3888.


Here are 5 things parents should know about Gaston Christian School in Shelby, North Carolina:

We serve children and their families from preschool to grade 5.

Our new campus at Elizabeth Baptist Church is available for children from preschool-grade 5. Many of our GCS Shelby Campus teachers and staff have been with us on our Gastonia campus for many years. They carry with them the same high standard of Christian education that we’ve been practicing at GCS since 1980.

Our spaces encourage a warm, enriching atmosphere.

Our classrooms are set up to make learning a fun and engaging experience. The learning centers have age-appropriate, hands-on activities, helping your child hone their motor skills while gaining a solid grasp on core subjects such as language, math, and science. 

The playground, gym, and dining hall have open spaces so your child can interact with others and develop godly friendships. We prioritize your child’s safety, so we put measures in place such as locked doors, security systems, and required check-ins.

We offer valuable, enriching, and well-rounded learning for every student.

The early years of preschool and elementary school are precious, formative times. We often look back and remember how experiences in our childhood have shaped us. This is why at GCS Shelby Campus, we place a strong emphasis on well-rounded learning. How do we do this?

  1. A strong academic program.
  2. A biblical worldview.
  3. A warm, caring community.

We partner with parents like you to nurture children’s minds and hearts. An emphasis for bringing value to families is seen in our program — our individualized attention for students, athletics, fine arts, age-appropriate learning spaces and biblical curriculum all provide a foundation for well-rounded learning.

We give support when your family needs it.

Our school believes that communication does more than open doors — it builds strong bridges for a healthy community. At GCS Shelby, we want you and your child to feel seen and heard. 

Our small class sizes give space for students to share their thoughts and feelings. Teachers dedicate their time to listen, and give godly encouragement as needed. We are willing to hear your concerns so that we can work together in bringing out the best in your child.

We put God at the center of our educational philosophy.

Our commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation for everything we do at GCS Shelby. More than raising students who are academically equipped, we are dedicated to teaching children how to live and love like Christ.

Weekly chapel Bible lessons teach students how to apply faith to daily life. Teachers model kindness, respect, and compassion for others. We use a curriculum embedded with biblical values — so children will grow in knowledge and godly character.

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