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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 Tom Frisinger

Pastor Tom Frisinger - School Superintendent

Pastor Kelly GrosJacques

Pastor Kelly GrosJacques - Interim School Administrator

Mrs. Connie Frisinger

Mrs. Connie Frisinger - School Registrar

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.