Gahanna Christian Academy

Gahanna Christian Academy


*IMPORTANT INFO!*: Cardiac Testing Opportunity for students at Gahanna Middle Schools on January 28, 29 & 30. To participate & learn more about sudden cardiac arrest register your child’s preventative heart screening @ Special reduced cost thanks to the MCORE Foundation. **See details below for each school**
OPENING NIGHT for “James and the Giant Peach” is tonight! We hope to see you there 😊 This play is full of GCA alumni and the music direction is by a former GCA choir director! Performance Dates: Friday, August 2nd at 7 PM ( Saturday, August 3rd at 2 PM ( Saturday, August 3rd at 7 PM ( Ticket Rates: $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased online through or at the door (cash is suggested). Here is the master link for ticket sales: Tickets go on sale Monday, July 1st. Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, Van Fleet Theatre (549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) Please visit our website for more information:
Who knew Beezus works at Target??? It was a special surprise seeing her today!
TICKETS ARE 15% OFF FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS! Use promo code “DOLLY18.” Come see “Hello, Dolly!” at the Columbus Performing Arts Center this August! Performance Dates: Friday, August 17th at 7pm Saturday, August 18th at 7pm Sunday, August 19th at 1:30pm Ticket Rates: $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. Purchase tickets at the following link: Guts for Glory Theatre Company was founded by GCA alumni in order to form a scholarship for students involved in the performing arts. We are onto year five! We hope to see proud GCA families, students, and teachers at this years show.
Amazing article in the shadows of our most recent tragedy. This is pure brilliance!
I'm looking to host a GCA/ECA Alumni Soccer match next Saturday or the following. It would be nice to get the current school involved. Please contact me so we can share info.
Where are we going with this? As we were preparing for bed tonight our 8 year old & 6 year old were discussing; a fixed mind set vs. a growth mind set! 😳 #beyondimagination #developingcriticalthinkers #proudGahannaChristianAcademyparent This is what is happening at GCA!
Guts for Glory Theatre Company is founded and run by Gahanna Christian Academy alumni. Their yearly summer production raises funds for the annual Myah Sue Knecht Scholarship which is granted to a GCA graduate deeply involved in the performing arts. Please join the group for their fourth summer production on July 28th and 29th! The musical "Tarzan" showcases the classic journey of an orphan boy who finds family amongst those most unexpected. Struggling to find his place with those who do and do not look like him, Tarzan finds himself in the midst of self-discovery and the pursuit of true love. Join us on Tarzan's musical adventure at the Columbus Performing Arts Center in the Shedd Theatre on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th at 7pm. Tickets are $7 for children ages 10 and under and $10 for those over 10 years of age. Purchase tickets at the following website: For more information about Guts for Glory Theatre Company and about "Tarzan: the Musical", please visit their website at Support GCA in the continuation of a beneficial scholarship for incoming students.

GCA is a daycare, preschool and K-8 Christian school located in Gahanna, OH. Our mission is to unleash the power of every child to change the world through our innovative hands-on environment. Come check us out!

Our academy is a Christian school, educating children and teenagers from preschool to high school. We specialize in STEM learning and provide a curriculum where our students learn in a fast-paced and innovative environment. For more information about a progressive education with project-based learning for your child, contact our school today!

Mission: Providing quality, Christ-centered education in an engaging, fast-paced, and innovative environment.

Students leading students ➡️ "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12.

Small group work. It's at the heart of how we learn at GCA. Our students learn from an early age that their thoughts matter and the thoughts of their peers matter. Students learn how to put their ideas on the table, how to listen and how to work together toward a shared goal. These are the skills that will prepare them to chase after their dream job one day.

Our middle school students are busy researching and exploring the question, "Why is 2020 a signifcant year for Black History?" The students will be sharing presentations at our upcoming Black History Celebration! #worldchangers

GCA is CLOSED - Daycare, Preschool and K-8 - Monday, February 17 for Presidents' Day and Tuesday, February 18 for Professional Development Day.

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️ We LOVE bringing out the passions in our students and sharing God's LOVE with them daily.

Collaboration isn't just about students collaborating with students, our teachers are collaborators too! Our teachers understand that they do not have all the answers 🤭 and often work alongside students to explore, research, dialogue and discuss while the class or the student works toward a solution and prototype.

🧲 MAGNET exploration is SO FUN. These preschool friends are building and exploring with magnets. Look at the focus on their faces!

Our 4 year old Preschool friends embarked on a journey around the world in their study on India and even learned some traditional Indian dancing.

Mondays are Chapel days ✝️ We are thankful to have Mr. Kenny Hampton join us and share the word with our students.

Earlier this week we celebrated 💯 days of school. Our PreK-1st Grade dressed up and practiced counting to 100.

January 2020 Pep Rally

GCA gathered together to support and cheer on our basketball and cheerleading teams! We had a blast supporting our community.

GCA gathered together to support and cheer on our basketball and cheerleading teams! We had a blast supporting our community.

Thank God it's Friday! 🥳

This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to enroll for the 2020-21 school year for ONLY $75! The enrollment fee will increase to $150 on Monday!

We love 📖 READING and 🕵🏿‍♀️ RESEARCH.

Today, students have thousands of search results to any question in under one second on Google so their challenge is to answer the question, "so what?"

Synthesizing, analyzing and applying all that information is hard (but fun!) work because our students get to connect their work to their passions and interests whether it's animals, machines, history or dinosaurs!

Devotions are a big part of our day here at GCA. We want our students to discover God's plan and purpose for their life.

Reading the Bible teaches key skills. Introspection, critical thinking and empathy for the writer and original audience are all skills that are used in our devotional time that will serve our students in their faith and in their careers for a lifetime.

Kindergarten Interest Night is this THURSDAY, January 30 at 6:00 PM.

Childcare is available while parents meet with teachers and learn more about what to expect in Kindergarten -- Registration is required for childcare. RSVP on our website at

Creative Courage = letting go of the fear of being wrong or failing and embracing your unique creativity.

Creativity is a muscle we have to learn to flex. 💪🏿 Art is one of the places we challenge students to think differently and lead their learning with their 💡imagination.

We do not present a project for them to complete, students have an open studio and plenty of materials and are tasked to bring their imaginations to life.🌱

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. INVOLVE me and I LEARN."
-Benjamin Franklin

The heart of learning has always been about experience. Benjamin Franklin lived and died more than 200 years ago and his statement is just as true today as it was then.

Here's a glimpse into what it looks like to have an in-depth reggio-inspired study. Students in our Kindergarten and 1st Grade community are studying light ☀️ and how it interacts with colors, 💡creates shadows and 🌕 forms day and night.

We are excited to see where their discoveries take them!

"Don't worry! It's washable!" 😂

Art and Maker Space with Mr. B is a favorite for most of our students. Each week students are tasked to "create something, anything they want!"

Kindergarten Interest Night is coming up! Join us on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 PM to find out what to expect next year, meet our teachers and ask your questions.

Register on our website at

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

This day means so much to us and we hope you will take the time to appreciate the life and legacy of Dr. King and his impact on our country and the world.

On Friday our middle school students designed a trivia game about Dr. King for Community Time. Ask your student to try and recall the facts they learned during this game!

Learning in small groups gives students lots of opportunities to grow at their own pace. Not every kid is the same and we celebrate that!

Here, Mrs. Saunders works with a small group of first grade students on building sentences. They listen to each other, participate in the discussion and occasionally throw in a joke or two for a laugh break 😆

Solving math problems in the sunshine - the perfect January afternoon! These 8th Graders are each working at their own pace on their math lessons with the help and guidance of Miss. Pierce.

We're glad to see them starting off second semester with smiles 😄

Yoga Break with Miss. Noni!

Some of our preschool students practiced winter-inspired yoga moves - the snowboard, the snowflake, the snowman and then deep breaths to warm up by the fire.

Independence in learning is empowering. These kindergarteners are learning to read by following along with an audiobook on their computer and they are doing it together in their favorite spot!

We love teamwork and giving students choices because it's REAL and it's FUN.

Grab a friend and come to our Open House tomorrow!

📌 Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Meet our teachers, learn about our unique (FUN) approach to educating students from preschool through 8th grade and how you can be part of it all!

Inside Gahanna Christian Academy

"You should come to GCA because there’s a lot of people here and they all accept you just the way you are and make sure that nobody feels alone." -Grishma, Student

Ever think about coming to GCA? Our students agree, at GCA you can BE YOURSELF - learn while doing the things YOU LOVE.

Check us out at our Open House this Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Mrs. Phillips presented her students with a math challenge and a table full of tools -- coins, squares, paper to cut, whiteboards. Students quickly picked their teammates and got to work.

"If you get stuck, you might get frustrated. Keep going. Talk to your teammate, together you can find a solution!" Mrs. Phillips added as the students got to work.

Shortly after these two students unlocked the answer to their first challenge, they cheered - smiles beamed 😄 😄and they did a little happy dance.

Perseverance makes our accomplishments mean so much more! 👏 Way to go, team!

"Yes, and..."

You hear this phrase often in our classrooms. Students are encouraged to go beyond the simple answer and dive deeper into their thinking 🧠

This is one of the many critical thinking practices we use to prepare students for a life of collaborative work environments 👥 where they respect the ideas of their colleagues and encourage their teams to always be thinking! 🤔

[01/08/20]   Enrollment for Preschool and Kindergarten through 8th Grade is in full swing at GCA and it is 50% OFF until the end of January.

We'd love to show you our school!

Merry Christmas from Gahanna Christian Academy to your family! We rejoice and celebrate the gift of Jesus this season!

We hope you enjoy this season with your families. We will be on Christmas Break for the next two weeks. Students will return on January 6, 2020!

Note: Our infant/toddler daycare is open during this time - parents should check Kinderlime or our calendar for details on daycare closures.

[12/19/19]   We're seeing a high number of students with fevers and signs of illness! 🤒

Nurse Jenny shares some important information about how to decide when to stay home:

❌ Fever = Do not come to school. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of medication like Tylenol or Motrin) before returning to school.

❌ Signs of a fever = sweating, chills, headache, aching muscles can be signs that a fever is coming and students with these symptoms should stay home!

❓ Consider staying home if your child has INTENSE symptoms of nausea, headaches or congestion.

🙏 Please keep your child home if they are sick to help prevent the unnecessary spread of illness.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs

Students at our exhibition shared their small business ideas, their start-up charities and their passion projects.

It's important that our students understand that they can learn while doing what they love ❤️ so that one day they will work doing what they love.

Archeology digs are so cool! ⛏🦖 We may not be able to travel to a dig site but we can practice our skills right here.

Check this out! Our students in 3rd and 4th grade have been considering how people should show empathy to animals. They visited the zoo, completed extensive research on different habitats and species and the issues they face, the class read novels and had deep discussions.

To share what they learned, they transformed their room into 4 habitats and created robot animals that are controlled through coding to travel the habitat.

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GCA Pep Rally at Community Time ! 🤗🎉

Kindergarten Ecology Study

Check out this video to see what we mean by project based learning.

Our students dive deep into their studies. This video recaps a study last year by our Kindergarten class. Their study on ecology included bird watching, problem-solving for birds who are loosing their habitats and prototype building solutions to protect birds.

Message us if you want to know more about enrolling for the 2020-21 school year!

Christmas: The Remix

Written and Directed by Alexandra Dolly, 8th Grade. Our students brought the Christmas Story to life through this modern rendition. A video will be posted soon so that you can enjoy the drama, comedy and joy for yourself.

Written and Directed by Alexandra Dolly, 8th Grade. Our students brought the Christmas Story to life through this modern rendition. A video will be posted soon so that you can enjoy the drama, comedy and joy for yourself.

5th - 8th Grade Christmas Program (and Finale!)

Our 5th through 8th Grade students performed Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High and O Come All Ye Faithful. All of our 2nd through 8th Grade students closed out the finale with Joy to the World.

This was an amazing show and we love to see our students shine!

Our 5th through 8th Grade students performed Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High and O Come All Ye Faithful. All of our 2nd through 8th Grade students closed out the finale with Joy to the World.

This was an amazing show and we love to see our students shine!

2nd - 4th Grade Christmas Program 2019

Our 2nd through 4th Grade students performed God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Starlight and O What a Glorious Night. It was fantastic!

Our 2nd through 4th Grade students performed God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Starlight and O What a Glorious Night. It was fantastic!

Preschool through 1st Grade Christmas Program 2019

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with our student performances. Well done, everyone!

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with our student performances. Well done, everyone!

Our Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes followed the lead of one of their classmates and took a deep dive into Vikings after he shared his passion and knowledge with them.

Being student-led doesn't stop at what station students choose during center-time or with choosing a group... students guide EVERYTHING we do here.

Teachers don't have a curriculum that tells them how to follow our students passions - they don't know where the discussions will lead day-to-day - but they continue to create opportunities that bring our students' passions to life.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! ✨ We loved watching our students share their experiences and work with their families at Exhibition Night!

It's also time ⏰ for enrollment! We have started enrolling for the 2020-21 school year. Give the gift of an exciting, engaging educational experience - enrollment fees are $75 OFF until February 1, 2020 but space is limited.

Join us Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 P.M. for our Christmas concert.

📌 All students will be performing from preschool through 8th grade and doors open at 6:00 P.M.

📌 Our 2nd through 8th graders will be performing a play written by one of our students, "Christmas: The Remix!" You won't want to miss it!

Hands-on discovery is not just about engaging students in the classroom or incorporating "play" 🧐 it's about giving our students an opportunity to discover for themselves.

Here, one of our pre-kindergarten students tells us which items are sinking and which items are floating. When asked what material we should use to make a boat, she pauses and says, "Wood! Because you don't want to sink in the ocean!" 🚢

We could tell her that wood is a good material for boat-making but it's more powerful for her to discover that herself 🧠

Where World Changers Learn

Gahanna Christian Academy’s mission is the unleash the power of every student to change the world. God has created each child with unique talents and passions and has a plan for each of them to make an impact in the world.

We teach our students HOW to learn, not just what to learn. This generation of learners are growing up in a world of possibilities, and their competitive edge in life will be the ability to develop creative solutions to problems, have empathy, think of others and utilize the technology and information at their fingertips to create.

Our students learn through collaboration, project based learning, design thinking and in small group instruction with our teachers. Individualized and small group instruction allows our students to master content at their own pace so they can excel in every area and have assistance when needed.

Every lesson and project is uniquely connected to learning about and exploring questions of faith. We explore what God says about Himself, what he says about us and what he says about our community and our world.

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Inside Gahanna Christian Academy
Kindergarten Ecology Study
The Kids of This Generation
Kindergarten Video




817 N Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
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