About Us

See who we are and what we believe.

About Gaarde Christian School

Gaarde Christian School (GCS) was founded in 1967 as a ministry of Faith Journey Church, and has since been successfully educating students in the southwest Portland Metro area. We are registered with the State of Oregon Department of Education and are an active member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Gaarde Christian School to provide a loving, safe, Christian environment in which children receive an excellent education rich in academics, character development, and spiritual growth.

Meet our Administration

Pastor Jason Sharp

Pastor Jason Sharp-Superintendent

Mrs. Cindy Loayza

Mrs. Mindi Holstein


Mrs. Mindi Holstein-Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor/Enrollment Coordinator

Meet our teaching staff

Accreditation & Associations

Association of Christian Schools International


ACSI strengthens GCS by providing rigorous academic accountability through accreditation, variety of regional student programs, strong Christian curriculum, teacher development, and a standard for best practices from Christian School.

State of Oregon


Gaarde Christian School is recognized, registered and meets all standards of a private school with the Oregon Dept. of Education.