Guardian Christian Academy

We provide Christ centered care for all ages. Before/After/Summer care, Pre-School ages 21/2- 4yr , Junior Kindergarten, Graded school K-12

The official Guardian Christian Academy page is created and maintained by approved administrators for the purpose of engaging with GCA families and the surrounding community. We will update this page as often as possible to share GCA news, the achievements of our students and staff, as well as other relevant information. Please keep in mind this page is maintained by volunteers. We welc

Operating as usual


Dear Knight family,

As we reflect on the close of another school year, it's evident how deeply we miss the energy and presence of our students within the halls of GCA. While the summer brings a quieter atmosphere, it also provides us with an opportunity to prepare diligently for the upcoming academic year. Our commitment to providing the best possible educational environment remains unwavering. With your ongoing support and the grace of God, we have embarked on a divine mission through the Strategic Vision Fund. This endeavor aims to raise $500,000 for the construction of a new 4-classroom modular building, a crucial step in expanding our secondary education facilities.

I'm incredibly grateful for the generosity we've already received, with donations totaling approximately $145,000. However, there's still a significant journey ahead of us. Your contributions, regardless of their size, play a vital role in realizing our vision. Whether it's $50 or $5,000, each offering is a sacred gift that brings us closer to our goal. It's essential to recognize the impact of collective effort. If every family contributes what they can, we can achieve remarkable results together. Imagine the possibilities if 100 families donated $3,000 each or if 200 families gave $1,500. Every donation is not only an investment in our school's future but also an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. I'm humbled by the generosity of those who have already pledged their support, including one family who graciously offered an additional $50,000, exemplifying the spirit of unity and community that defines GCA. Their generosity serves as a reminder of the profound impact we can have when we come together in pursuit of a shared vision.

As we work towards our fundraising goal, let's keep our students at the forefront of our minds. They deserve nothing less than our absolute best, and it's my solemn pledge to ensure they receive it. Together, we've already achieved remarkable progress, and I'm filled with excitement for the journey ahead.

The link or QR code below can be used for all donations made in support of this fundraiser:


Derrick Branson

Head of School
Guardian Christian Academy


GCA Sports Complex presents Coach A Camp!

We are live next week with our annual Basketball camp! Sign up today!

Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 06/04/2024

Tumbling Instruction is available at the GCA Sports Complex this summer:
Use the following link to pick your dates and times:

About Our Instructor: Marley Midkiff, a gymnast with over 20 years of gymnastic, coaching, and tumbling experience is the instructor for this program. She is also the elementary PE teacher for Guardian Christian Academy in grades k-5th.

Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 05/29/2024

GCA Families,

We have numerous events planned at the gym this summer for elementary students as well as high school students. All of these programs will get your child moving this summer. Please go to the Sports Complex website and see the attached flyers to find out more information about what activities are planned. Please feel free to share the flyers with neighbors and friends.

We hope to see you at the gym this summer!

GCA Sports Complex


Southside Church Presents Dr. Christopher Yuan
Sunday, June 30
9 & 10:45am Worship Services
1-3:30pm “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel” Seminar

Southside Church is hosting Dr. Christopher Yuan on Sunday, June 30, for two special events focused on holy s*xuality and the gospel.

Morning Worship Services: "Out of a Far Country"
Sunday, June 30, 9 & 10:45am
Dr. Yuan, along with his parents, Dr. Leon (via video) and Angela, will share their family's powerful testimony of redemption and grace. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of father, mother, and son, offers encouragement and hope for anyone who was or has a prodigal. Christopher will also preach on holy s*xuality, providing insights from his personal journey and biblical expertise.

Afternoon Seminar: "Holy Sexuality and the Gospel"
Sunday, June 30, 1-3:30pm (Lunch provided, childcare available for ages birth-10), Registration Required

Dr. Yuan will address:
How Christians can better share Jesus with loved ones in the LGB community
What we've gotten wrong and how we can improve
A fully gospel-centric approach without compromising truth or grace
A correct understanding of personhood through the lens of Scripture—particularly, the image of God and the doctrine of sin—and explain the consequences of an incorrect understanding of who we are
Drawing from his life experiences, theological background, and biblical language expertise, Dr. Yuan will help us think right (orthodoxy) before doing right (orthopraxy).

Parents, you have the God-given responsibility to take the lead to shepherd, disciple, and educate your children on biblical s*xuality. We want to equip and come alongside you. As the parent, you decide whether to include your young child or not.

With all the confusion today regarding s*xuality and gender, we do encourage school-aged kids and youth to remain. Even for young grade-school children, the message will be appropriate for them. Allow this to be a unique and much-needed opportunity to have gospel-centered discussions afterward at home about God's beautiful and good design for s*x and gender. Let's be the first to discuss gender and s*xuality with our kids, not the world!

About Dr. Christopher Yuan
Author of "Holy Sexuality and the Gospel" (2020 Book of the Year for social issues, Outreach Magazine)
Creator of "The Holy Sexuality Project," a 12-lesson video series for home discipleship (holys*
Dr. Yuan provides powerful insights into s*xuality, gender, and God's design, challenging us to embrace Christ rather than our s*xuality. His perspective shatters traditional paradigms of gay and straight, guiding us toward a biblical standard of holy s*xuality.
Register today to be a part of this equipping event that seeks to provide a Christ-centered understanding of s*xuality and gender rooted in the gospel – full of grace and full of truth.


GCA ⚾️ Boys Baseball Championship

This Friday, May 10th
Varsity - Grace vs. Guardian
@ Ark Complex
3020 New Kent Hwy.
Quinton, VA 23141

Adults $7
Students $3
Age 5 and under FREE



GCA Drama Production presents:

“Million Dollar Meatballs”

Two bumbling jewel thieves are on the run from the cops when they duck into Chez Monyeu, a restaurant so bad the mice are their only repeat customers. And that’s just the start of their problems. Not only has Chez Monyeu’s chef just quit, but the city’s most powerful restaurant critic is about to arrive. In desperation, the restaurant’s owner, mistaking the thieves for famous French chefs, insist that they make their renowned Million Dollar Meatballs for the tough-minded critic. Insanity ensues as the pair try to keep up the ruse while hunting for the seven priceless diamonds they lost.

Will the thieves get away with their crime? Where could the diamonds have gone? And why are the meatballs so crunchy? Find out in this deliciously funny farce!

Tickets are $10.00
Dates are May 10th at 6:00 pm and May 11th at 1:00 pm.

Here is the link to order tickets:

Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 05/09/2024

GCA Royal Reign team competed at the US Finals Nationals at the VA Beach Convention Center. They competed in the Performance Rec 12 Youth division. There were 5 teams in the division and we placed 2nd!

This team has turned it up several notches since switching divisions 2 months ago. We chose to move from the school division to the performance rec division so we could compete against more teams and go up against more challenging competition.

In our first comp after the switch, we placed 5th out of 6 teams. We learned a lot and came home and started reworking our routine and adding/extending practices when possible. At our second comp, we placed 1st out of 3 teams—progress. And today we placed 2nd out of 5 teams; we proved we can hold our own and compete in this division, often with teams made up of 11 and 12 years olds. Less than half of our team is 11 or 12 years old. We have a couple of 2nd graders and many 3rd graders.

Great end to our season!



VMAC Semi Finals

Game today will be at Richmond Christian 4:00pm

See you there, let's go Knights!!!

$7 Adult
$3 Student
Age 5 and below FREE



This weekend the Royal Reign comp team and families will travel to VA Beach for their last event of the season. They will be competing in the US Finals Nationals at the VA Beach Convention Center. They perform at 8:40 Saturday morning. Why not enjoy a weekend at the beach and come cheer them on?



GCA Podcast • Episode 10

Featuring Chloe Holley, Bethany Pontes, Kara Holley, Tobias Samuels, Levi Burkhart, Carly Talley and Gretchen Shearin!

Listen as they each share what Spiritual Emphasis Week meant to them and the impact of serving.

Be prepared to be blessed!


American Red Cross
Blood Drive
Sunday, May 05
8am - 12:30pm
in the GCA Sports Complex
behind Southside Church - Courthouse Campus
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: SouthsideChurch to schedule an appointment.

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GCA Preschool Summer Program enrollment is now open!!!

We have so many exciting activities planned!

Slots are filling up quickly so reserve your space today!

See you soon!

Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 04/23/2024

Thursday, April 25th Guardian Christian Academy Athletic Department will host Senior Night for our Lady Knights Soccer ⚽️ and Knights Baseball ⚾️

Come support our seniors!


Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 04/23/2024

GCA Secondary Students and Staff
Spiritual Emphasis Week Serve Day

Served at three locations:
Mercy Mall
Homeless Ministry in Hopewell
Mt. Gilead Farm


GCA Secondary Students and Staff
Spiritual Emphasis Week Serve Day

Photos from Chick-fil-A Hull Street at Brandermill's post 04/22/2024
Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 04/22/2024

We are just days away from the Career Fair on April 25th 1pm-3pm. Your students will have the opportunity to explore several colleges and careers from many different career fields. Please see the attached image featuring some of the businesses that will be present. You are invited to join your student on this day. Please respond to this email if you plan to attend with your student. I have attached the Career Fair flyer for more details.

Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 04/18/2024

Bringing stories like The Three Little Pigs to life enriches students literacy development and enjoyment of reading. Our kindergartners enjoyed a field trip to Swift Creek Mill Theater to see this production today.


Photos from Guardian Christian Academy's post 04/15/2024

Seniors growing vegetables in our school garden to bless those who visit Southside Church’s food pantry over the summer months. Classmates squeezed together to lend a hand!

Class of 2024


GCA presents our annual summer basketball camp… Coach A Basketball Camp!!

This camp will be hosted from
June 17-21 9am-3pm

Participants will receive a t-shirt and lunch will be provided every day! Please join us for a week filled with fun, skill and mentorship!


Royal families,

Are you tired of your new yellow car? We are happy to announce our partnership with Sam's Express drive-through car wash, located at 11600 Hull Street Road. Gift cards are available immediately, but act fast as we have a limited supply. I will deliver cards purchased to your student or directly to you in carline as you make your purchases!

Please use the QR code to share with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Then, click the link below to make your purchase!

Thank you for your continued support


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College and Career Fair 2024!

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6851 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA

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Wednesday 6:30am - 6pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6pm
Friday 6:30am - 6pm
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