Frequently Asked Questions
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Why another school in Gainesville?
Gainesville Preparatory School isn’t just another school! We personalize education by embracing each child’s uniqueness and allowing them a voice and choice in their education as much as possible. Our students will receive a holistic education, aiming to grow their heads, hands, and hearts, equipping them to help restore the world around them to God’s intended purposes.
Are you accredited?
Our elementary, middle, and high school programs are officially accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission after multiple site visits and extensive accountability measures.
Are your teachers certified?
All of our teachers are either certified with the Georgia Professional Standards Commision, the Association of Christian Schools International, or meet the standards for professional educators with the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Most of our teachers meet the requirements for a combination of the above standards. This means that their credentials have been verified by an outside source and they have been found qualified to teach their subject area(s). Further, every teacher at GPS is involved in a Professional Development Plan that helps them further increase their skills and aptitude for teaching.
Do you have extra-curricular activities?
Absolutely! We are offering Lego Robotics, Quiz/Bible Bowl, Beta Club, Literary Society, and through a partnership with another local private school most major middle and high school sports! Further, we are open to starting new clubs and sports as student interest dictates: we truly are here to help further the passions of our students.
For more information about sports, please email email@example.com.
What type of curriculum do you follow?
Our curriculum in elementary school is primarily Purposepul Design, published by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and has been proven to follow educational best practices.
Moving into middle and high school, we allow teachers to choose and develop their classes from various approved curriculums that exceed national and state standards to provide the highest degree of rigor. Most importantly, our entire curriculum is taught from a biblical worldview, helping students understand how all truth is God’s truth and explicitly showing the interrelations of every subject with their faith. Our Bible classes are aligned to the ACSI scope and sequence, taught from a traditional, evangelical perspective, and focus on applying faith in everyday life.
What is your average class size?
All of our classes are kept under 12 students, and this is a non-negotiable for us. Our current class size averages 10 students.
Through extensive educational experience and research, we have learned that students learn best when instruction can be individualized to suit their needs and learning styles.
Further, learning at GPS is more than just about information transfer; we want students to have relationships with Christian mentors who will pour into their lives and help them develop not only mentally but spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and physically as well.
Are you inclusive of those with learning challenges?
In fact, GPS derived from 3CTutoring families that wanted to provide a place where students could receive more individualized attention during the covid-19 pandemic. Seeing the success of our children and teenagers and watching them flourish in this personalized educational environment was a large part of how God birthed the dream for GPS in the hearts of its founders.
What differentiates GPS from other schools is that we offer a college preparatory program for students that may have 504s or IEPs, individualizing the instruction and offering accommodations as needed.
Accommodations still allow students to access the full curriculum but with the appropriate aids such as extra time, smaller settings for tests, alternative forms of assessment, and the use of assistive technology. This, combined with small class sizes and a daily study hall for additional individual attention, sets up students for success.
Remediation is offered as needed but is not the primary focus of our program. We aim to allow students to realize their dreams of attending college, technical school, or entering the workforce with a high school diploma.
Is your tuition affordable?
We offer variable tuition rates depending on a number of factors that are evaluated by a third-party service provider. They give us a determination of how much aid should be offered to a family which allows us to make equitable and unbiased decisions.
How do you handle lunch?
Students may either bring their lunch (we offer refrigeration and microwaves) and/or order hot options on the days those are offered.
Can you tell me more about Continuous Enrollment?
Yes! Click anywhere in this box for our page dedicated to Continuous Enrollment.
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The mission of Gainesville Preparatory School is to embrace each child as uniquely made in the image of God, and develop them as disciples of Christ who flourish spiritually, socially, and academically in order to expand the Kingdom of God on earth.