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.
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 Tom Frisinger
Pastor Kelly GrosJacques
Mrs. Connie Frisinger
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.
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are experts in the field of school accreditation, educational change, school systems and practices, and improving academic services. AdvancED provides GCS with accreditation that promotes strong and rich academics.
State of Oregon
Gaarde Christian School is recognized, registered and meets all standards of a private school with the Oregon Dept. of Education.