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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.

"Your Child, Our Calling"

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe that every person is a sinner, but Jesus died and rose again to provide salvation for all who believe in Him and receive Him as their Lord and Savior (Jn. 1:1-3, Matt. 1:23, II Cor. 5:21, Jn. 2:11, Heb. 9:11-14, Col. 3:1, Matt.  16:27-28, Jn. 10:30, Jn. 3:3, Titus 3:5-8, I Jn. 2:3-6).
  2. We affirm the deity of Christ together with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Not three Gods, but one God, triune in nature (Matt. 3:16, Eph 4:6, Ex. 20:3).
  3. We believe the Holy Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments to be inspired of God and entirely trustworthy. We affirm the relevance of the Scriptures (The Bible) for instruction in Christian living for those of today and of all time (Heb. 4:12, I Peter 1:25, Jn. 17:17).
  4. We believe that the Holy Spirit of God is given to each true Christian to enable one to live a life pleasing to God, increasingly so as one grows in the Lord over time (Eph. 3:17-18, Rom. 8:9).
  5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of judgment (Jn. 3:36).
  6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:3).
  7. We believe and comply with the Assembly of God position papers:

Accreditation & Associations

Gaarde Christian School is accredited and endorsed by: 

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.

Gaarde Christian School   |   11265 SW Gaarde St., Tigard, OR 97224   |   503.639.5336
Gaarde Christian School is a ministry of Faith Journey Church