The Best Private School In Williamsburg
For two years in a row, we've been voted the best private school in Williamsburg as published by The Virginia Gazette. Scroll down and find out why!
Your kids will do better in class.
Our kids score higher than the national average in private and public schools on standardized tests. Our smaller class sizes result in higher test scores. And because of that, our teachers can give kids the attention they need to succeed.
Your kids are in good hands.
With 50 years of history behind us, we know a thing or two about teaching kids. Our education promotes each child’s emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual development.
We also use technology to keep your kids safe. We have cameras at entrances, in classrooms, and on the playgrounds.
You'll spend less money.
We offer payment plans and scholarships to help families! To learn more, come talk to us.
Your kids will have fun!
Our parents often say, "GCA is like family" and families like to have fun! We love your children for you while they're at school and we make it fun for them while they're here!
Our kids take 2-3 field trips every year where they get to learn outside of the classroom.
We also value celebration! We host family events each year, such as our Thanksgiving Luncheon, Christmas Parade, Grandparents Day, and more. These events involve the family in all the GCA fun!
Your kids will use technology.
All classrooms have a smart board where teachers can do project lessons, play games, show videos, and more! We don't put kids in front of screens for long, but we do know that children can use technology to learn. Our lab teaches kids to practice safe blogging, emailing, animation, slide shows, digital science dissections, and more.
Before and after school care? Check.
Many families want their children to be involved in extra-curricular activities. We're proud to offer great options at our facility in a safe environment with Christian instructors.
We have an after school enrichment program that offers robotics, STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Basketball, Ballet, Tap, and Theatre/Drama. We comply and exceed all the state requirements for a religious child care center where staffing ratios, background checks, suspected child abuse training, and first aid & CPR training requirements are all carefully observed.
Tons of great classes.
We are a S.T.E.M. school that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 100% of our 4th grade students scored at "High Mastery" in Earth Science, Physical Science, and Technology Science on the national Terra Nova test. Our science classes have lab tables and lab equipment for students starting in 4th grade. In addition to our amazing core curriculum, we offer Spanish classes starting at 4 years old!
The Abeka Curriculum.
With Abeka curriculum, learning is within the framework of a Biblical worldview and intended to foster Christian character and conduct. Students are involved in both individual work and small group learning activities in which they create, experiment, investigate and work with their peers. The pacing of curriculum fully prepares students for the next grade level.
A full size gymnasium and locker room.
Learning is not only mental, but also physical! Our gymnasium and locker room lends to excellent programs and classes that encourage physical activity.
We're a part of ASCI & HRACS.
Greenwood Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and the Hampton Roads Association of Christian Schools. Currently, GCA is pursuing accreditation with ACSI and are part of the ASCI STAR program. Schools that have joined the STAR program follow a plan of action for continuous school improvement. We have made the commitment to challenge our board, administration, faculty, and staff to look at every area of the school and to develop methods, courses of action, and ways to take steps toward becoming a school of strategic planning.
Most importantly; we teach children the Word of God!
Our strong academic program incorporates Jesus throughout all of it! We place value on developing character in kids that align with the Word of God by using biblical principles inside the classroom. Additionally, weekly pastor-led chapel services help spiritually nurture kids' faith in God, their understanding of the Bible, and their participation in worship. We are not just educators, but generation shapers as we point children to Jesus!
Don't Take Our Word For It!
"The best kept secret in Williamsburg! The staff, teachers, and administration are wonderful. The families are close and the class sizes are small. My kids love it and so do we."
"Such a wonderful school. My daughter attends and we have watched her develop since she enrolled in the school. The teachers and administration are great and they give the kids one-on-one attention."
"My little girl has thrived at Greenwood and we LOVE all of her teachers and helpers!"
"Our family can't say enough good things about GCA. Our girls have been loved on and cared for at GCA for years. There's such a fabulous staff and curriculum at this school. We highly recommend it!"
"Our daughter has been at Greenwood Christian Academy since she was 2 1/2 years old and now she's in Kindergarten. The administrative staff, the teachers, everyone is absolutely wonderful and I can't imagine having our girl anywhere else!"
"My son is going to Greenwood Christian Academy and he loves it. He is thrilled with every one of his teachers this year. I am so happy he is going to this school."
"All 3 of my kids have attended Greenwood and I couldn't be happier with the education they have received!"