As the largest city in Gaston County, Gastonia is considered one of Charlotte’s growing suburban towns known for its lively neighborhoods, nature parks, and family-friendly culture. If you’re a current resident or in the process of moving to Gastonia, NC, perhaps you’re considering Charlotte area private schools.
We’re here to show you our Christ-centered, enriching environment where your child can thrive. Below, you’ll learn more about Gaston Christian School – Gastonia Campus, including:
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About Gaston Christian School – Gastonia Campus
Prepare Students. Teach Truth. Glorify God.
Gaston Christian School – Gastonia Campus is a premier nondenominational, college-preparatory school serving more than 1,100 students from Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Our mission is to prepare your child, teach the Truth, and glorify God in everything we do.
GCS Gastonia was established in 1980 and is considered the flagship campus with state-of-the-art facilities in a secure, peaceful environment. Many families find the value of an education at GCS Gastonia Campus, as our tuition is considered one of the most affordable within the Charlotte area. Below, you’ll find the various areas we serve:
- Clover, SC
- Lake Wylie, SC
- Bessemer City
Travel & Community Details
Many families are within a 15-20 minute commute to the GCS Gastonia Campus. The campus is conveniently located on Lowell Bethesda Road.
During your visit, one of the most well-known landmarks close to GCS Gastonia is the Cramerton/Lowell Exit along I-85, where Kyle Fletcher’s Barbecue and Catering is located. You’ll also find Target, Starbucks, and Panera Bread close to our campus.
Gaston Christian School - Gastonia Campus
“When we were looking at a move to Gaston County, we knew Christian education was essential for our children. Quality education must do more than sharpen the mind; it must also shape the heart. Our calling as parents is to raise our children in the truth of the gospel of Jesus — and Gaston Christian partners with us in providing this for our children. We also loved that GCS had a robust fine arts and athletic program. It is very rare to find a school with all of the elements that GCS provides at an affordable price point, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of this community.”
-L. Rice, GCS Parent
Our connected community and how families stay involved
The thriving community at Gastonia allowed us to partner with other businesses and companies within and in the city’s surrounding areas. We’re proud to have our Fine Arts program sponsors Hannon Orthodontics, Subway, and Carolina’s Weight Loss Institute, while our athletics program is generously sponsored by Roman Properties, Carolina’s Weight Loss Institute, Crescent Construction, Christmastown Dentistry, Captain’s Cap Seafood, and DryPro.
As a growing community, Gastonia offers a wealth of annual events that GCS families enjoy, including:
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Walk for Life at Crisis Pregnancy Center
- Operation Christmas Child
- Community Foundation Run
- SouperBowl of Caring
- Annual Coat Drive
- Interact Club – Street Clean Up
- Lowell Christmas Parade (Cheerleading)
Clubs & Organizations
Gaston Christian School engages in different clubs and organizations within the community, such as the Metrolina Athletic Conference, with GCS athletic teams competing with other independent schools in neighboring cities. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in fine arts events, including university-sponsored choral and instrumental invitationals, as well as art and music festivals.
Many of our students hone their service and leadership skills by participating in different events through nonprofits, charities, and organizations such as:
- Least of These
- Ivy Nursing Home
- Community Relief Organization
- Gastonia Street Ministries
- Holy Angels
Things To Do
As a growing city, Gastonia offers exciting recreational activities for families, including the arts, culture, educational, and even spiritual events. Some unique attractions are the Billy Graham Library, local arts performances, and the Crowders Ridge Spiritual Emphasis retreat. Students at GCS who take Spanish classes also immerse themselves in culture by dining out in local Spanish and Mexican restaurants.
If you’ve recently relocated and are looking for things to do in Gaston County, places that our families have enjoyed include:
- Carolina Speedway
- Schiele Museum
- Lake Wylie
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
- Whitewater Center
During weekends or after school, students and their families unwind by exploring attractions such as the Martha Rivers Park, Goat Island, or indulging in a treat at Tony’s Ice Cream. In between drop-offs and pick-ups, many GCS parents head to nearby shopping centers for groceries, a coffee break, or enjoy midday treats while waiting for their children.
“I have lived in Gastonia for 29 years. I have worked at GCS since 2017. I live in the Modena neighborhood. It takes me in the morning usually, without traffic, 9 minutes to commute to work. With traffic, it usually takes me about 15 minutes. The quickest route for me is I-85 North from exit 19 to the Lowell/McAdenville exit. If I know there is a lot of traffic on I-85 North; I will take the back roads through Lowell. I love that even with traffic, it usually doesn’t take me more than 15 minutes to get to work. One of the things I love about GCS is that there is a lot more diversity than there was 4-5 years ago. I love seeing all the different types of families on our campus.”
-A. Lowrimore, GCS Staff
See for Yourself — Plan a Visit Today
As you search for Christian schools in Gastonia, NC, we’re delighted that you’re considering Gaston Christian School. Planning a visit is the best way to learn more about our enriching academic programs, Christ-centered school culture, and engaging campus where your child can flourish.