MIDDLE SCHOOL AT GASTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Grades 6-8 are formative years. During this unique season of life, pre-teens need a strong community, positive mentors, and a variety of new challenges and opportunities. At Gaston Christian School, we partner with parents to educate their children and foster a biblical worldview. When it comes time for your child to move onto high school, they will have a strong academic foundation and an identity rooted in Christ.
At GCS, your child will:
- Be taught by fun-loving teachers who are passionate about connecting with middle school students on their level
- Move through an academically rigorous curriculum that is filled with innovative projects and hands-on learning experiences
- Develop strong character and be disciplined in a way that does not focus on punishment, but rather on seeking restoration and teaching lifelong lessons
- Grow spiritually through regular opportunities to worship, study the Bible, and be mentored by Christian role models
As a middle school parent, you can expect:
- Individual Attention — At GCS your child will be known, and his or her teachers are always available to discuss their academic, social, or spiritual progress.
- Values Alignment — We teach and emphasize Christian character daily, so you can rest assured that what you are teaching at home is being modeled at school.
- Strong Community — Whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, or in performing arts, parents are invited and encouraged to be involved in their child’s school life.
- Growing Independence — Students move through an eight-period school day, choose their own electives, and try many new activities, which builds confidence and independence.
See it for yourself!
Words from a Middle School Student
“When I’m asked what my favorite grade was at GCS, I always say my middle school years. This is where I grew most — not only academically, but spiritually and emotionally as well. I have no doubt in my mind that it was because of the middle school teachers who poured into me on a daily basis. I will forever be thankful for the GCS middle school team and everything they did for me.”
– Lauren F.
Reasons Other Parents are Choosing GCS for Middle School:
Enriching Student Life — Class field trips, spirit week, academic competitions, and community events create meaningful opportunities for students to connect and grow in their skills together. Favorites include our annual retreat to Crowder Ridge and seasonal service projects such as the Souper Bowl of Caring and Operation Christmas Child.
Leadership Opportunities — Whether in student government, the Junior Beta Club, STEM, Young Entrepreneurs, or athletics, students develop leadership skills to benefit them for life.
A Safe Community — Our campus is highly secure, and we work tirelessly to ensure every student feels socially, emotionally, and spiritually safe as well.
What questions do you have?
Our admissions director would love to answer them and tell you more about the middle school program at Gaston Christian. Contact Lindsay Lockett at (704) 824-4128 today or click here to plan your visit.
Head of Upper School
Dr. Jonathan Huitt
Dr. Huitt will be serving as Gaston Christian’s new Upper School Head (6th-12th). In this capacity, Dr. Huitt will oversee all operations, strategy, and programs in grades 6-12. He will be especially focusing on community relationships and strategic initiatives. He will remain an intimate part of the lives of our middle school students and teachers and we look forward to his new impact on our high school.
Middle School Director
Mrs. Pattiann Rabb
Mrs. Pattiann Rabb is Gaston Christian’s new Middle School Director (6th-8th). Mrs. Rabb is leaving the classroom and taking upon increased leadership responsibilities in the daily operation of the middle school, as well as the supervision, evaluation, mentorship, and coaching of a portion of the faculty. She has an intimate knowledge of our middle school and a great working relationship with Dr. Huitt and we are excited about this next season for our middle school.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Staff Directory
|Staff Member||Department||Email Address|
|Bachman, Summer||Guidance Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Blackledge, Rachel||7th English Language Arts & Honors 8th English Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Brack, Heidi||Director of Fine Arts, Theatre Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brandon, Melissa||Director of Technologyemail@example.com|
|Collins, Ricky||Director of Community Engagement, Percussion 7, 8, and Band Instructorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Connell, Ken||HS Honors Cultural Geography (8)||email@example.com|
|Cook, Dr. Tina||Director of Cognitive Enrichmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Currence, Kay||After School Care Directoremail@example.com|
|Denham, Julie||Director of Women’s Ministry /Girls Bible 7 & 8/College Prep HS Cultural Geography /Humanities Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erwin, Randy||Director of Communicationsemail@example.com|
|Grahl, Patricia||Integrated Science 6/Earth Science 8 College Prep/STEAM Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Griffin, Katie||Cognitive Enrichment Specialist||kgriffin@ gastonchristian.org|
|Hawxwell, Tom||Athletic Directoremail@example.com|
|Huitt, Dr. Jonathan||Upper School Headfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Johnson, Charity||American History I (6th) & American History II (7th)||email@example.com|
|Leonard, Abby||Registered Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lowery, Devon||Assistant Athletic Director / Varsity Baseball /MS PEemail@example.com|
|Lynn, Adam||HS Honors & College Prep Algebra I & Prealgebra / Advanced Prealgebrafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lynn, Stephanie||Bible 6/HS Spanish I (8)||email@example.com|
|Matheney, Kyle||Concert Chorus/Music 6, 7, 8/MS PEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Moore, Jason||MS Physical Education Director / Track and CC Coachemail@example.com|
|Morris, Caitlin||STEM teacher / 6th grade Civics and Economicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Overton, Jill||MS Artemail@example.com|
|Parker, Karen||MS Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patton, Whitney||6th Grade Math / 7th Grade Mathemail@example.com|
|Rabb, Pattiann||Middle School Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robinson, Mike||Director of Safety & Securityemail@example.com|
|Robinson, Parker||Boys Bible 6, 7, & firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robinson, Riley||Life Science 7/ Honors Earth Science email@example.com|
|Robinson, Trina||Computer Science 6/MS Finance 6, 7, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rushing, Tameron||Registered Nurseemail@example.com|
|Tugwell, Sara||Registered Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Uecker, Dr. Joel||Associate Head of School/Academic Deanemail@example.com|
|Van Pelt, Leigh||Athletics Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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