Enrollment Information

Find out more about the enrollment process here.

For Information about Preschool, please visit the Day Care page.

A letter from our Administrator

January 2022

Thank you for considering GCS to be a part of your child's educational journey.  It is such a blessing to be a part of a community that chooses to teach students academically and spiritually who God is and that “his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5). I am continually grateful and amazed at God’s covering over our campus that has allowed us to continue to speak into students’ lives with continuity.

It is that time of year again when we open enrollment for the following school year. We recognize this is a big decision of commitment, financial investment, and a sacrifice made for the benefit of your family. As you prepare for enrollment at Gaarde for the 2022-2023 school year, know that you will be a continued part of the legacy of Gaarde Christian School. Since 1967 this school has been committed to His service and design. Our continued commitment stands to:

·        Teach students who God is and about His love for us.

·        Teach students to grow in their commitment to Christ and their respect and service towards others.

·        Teach students to grow academically as they are challenged to think critically about the world.

·        Teach students within a Biblical worldview to be salt and light in a community that is so desperate for a Savior.

·        Partner with parents in their call to shepherd students towards Christ.

Enrollment for current families and their siblings for the school will be open from January 5th through January 26th. Enrollment will open for the community on January 27th, and classes are filled on a first come first-serve basis. You will find the Student Enrollment form and financial information for the 2022/2023 school year below this letter. To ensure your student’s place in the class, return the completed enrollment forms and fee to the front office.   

Open House for new families is Tuesday, February 1st

Gaarde Christian Day Care Preschool enrollment will begin on January 19th which will be a separate enrollment as GCDC is separate from GCS.  You can click on the GCDC button and find more details about that enrollment process. 


We look forward to partnering with you and encourage you to call or email with any questions!


In His Service,

Cindy Loayza, GCS Administrator                                                                        

Admission Process

Admission to GCS is age appropriate by September 1. New families seeking enrollment must submit a completed GCS Enrollment Form per student enrolling, along with a copy of a completed and signed Immunization Record. Elementary and middle school students must complete and submit a Student Education Records Request as part of the enrollment request.

All incoming elementary and middle school families seeking enrollment must complete an entrance interview with the school administrator. Transfer of all student academic records, including special education records if applicable, must be requested at the time of enrollment, for school administrator review. New students entering first through eighth grade may also be required to take a placement test before guaranteed grade placement. All placements are at the discretion of the administration. An official Enrollment Acceptance Letter, with the school administrator's signature of approval, will be sent upon administrator's review of entrance interview and student records.


Gaarde Christian School carefully and prayerfully creates a budget yearly to offer the very best education possible at an affordable cost. We wholeheartedly understand the sacrifice that each family has to make and the impact that the cost of tuition has on a family’s finances. Gaarde Christian School does not want tuition to hinder your child from attending.

Below is Gaarde Christian School's current tuition rates as well as the financial assistance process.

Financial Assistance

Gaarde Christian School offers tuition assistance to families on a “needs” basis. GCS partners with FACTS, a third-party private school tuition expert, to acquire the right financial information and determine individual tuition discounts. No scholarships are offered for preschool.

For more information about FACTS and how to apply, please contact:

Connie Frisinger

Gaarde Christian School Registrar

(503) 639-5336

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