PK3-Grade 6

105 East Ridge St.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086


About Gaston Christian School — East Cleveland Campus

Thanks to overwhelming interest from families at our Shelby campus, we realized it was the ideal time to move to a larger school building and campus to accommodate an expanding student body. This led to our purchase and renovation of the historic Central School Building in the growing community of Kings Mountain, NC — our new East Cleveland campus.

Gaston Christian School - East Cleveland Campus

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Areas We Serve


Families seeking a private Christian school education at our East Cleveland campus come from Kings Mountain and the following areas, among others, traveling 15-20 minutes on average:

  • Cherryville
  • Crowders Mountain
  • Belmont
  • Belwood
  • Blacksburg, SC
  • Bessemer City
  • Boiling Springs
  • Earl
  • Fallston
  • Gastonia
  • Lawndale
  • Lattimore 
  • Polkville
  • Shelby
  • Waco
  • Mooresboro
  • Clover, SC


For families needing extended care services, our East Cleveland campus offers before care daily beginning at 7:15 a.m. as well as after care until 6 p.m. This is available to all students, including those in preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and sixth grade. 

Additionally, we’ll offer bus transportation to East Cleveland students moving up to seventh grade at the Gastonia campus, providing travel between campuses. 

Community Involvement


Service and community are at the heart of a GCS education. You’ll discover many opportunities to stay connected, including events such as the Cleveland County Fair, support of the local food bank through Feed the Need, and our school carnival at Shelby City Park. Additionally, we receive significant support from local businesses, churches, and private sponsors, some of whom are GCS parents. 


We’re very grateful for how the community and our students come together by joining local clubs, volunteering in nearby churches, including Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, and even designing art for the Cleveland County Fair. Students also build connections with local businesses and organizations through field trip experiences to area businesses, the local bank, fire department, police department, and the library.

Things To Do


For more than 100 years, the Central School building, now our East Cleveland campus, has been a fixture in Kings Mountain, a close-knit, growing community situated between Charlotte and Spartanburg and close to major highways. Popular area attractions include restaurants, shops, museums, and parks with walking trails, playgrounds, and splash pads.

Why Families Choose a Private Christian School Education at GCS


As a parent, you’re looking for a school where your child will thrive academically and be nurtured to discover their unique gifts and talents. You’re also searching for a community that shares the same godly values you instill at home. At Gaston Christian School, your child will benefit from small class sizes, differentiated instruction, and a biblical worldview that will equip them for their next steps. Learn more about the admissions process and tuition schedule at our East Cleveland campus.

“We have been very fortunate to have such a great school option in Cleveland County! We love that our son is receiving a Christ-centered education in a loving and safe environment. We are also extremely excited to see all of the growth happening on this campus!”

-Melissa Dorsett, GCS Parent

Schedule Your Visit


As you search for Christian schools in Kings Mountain, NC, and nearby areas, we’re delighted you’re considering our East Cleveland campus. Planning a visit is the best way to learn more about our enriching academic programs, Christ-centered culture, and engaging community where your child can thrive.

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