The GPCA Mission
Greater Portland Christian Academy was established for the purpose of assisting parents in raising their children to prepare them for adult challenges and responsibilities in ministry as well as the secular realm.
The primary aspects of the GPCA mission include a Bible-based education, spiritual edification, and student evangelism in a Godly environment. A fundamental tenet of the GPCA mission is to help students personalize biblical principles in an academic setting that stresses high standards in the areas of personal discipline and accountability, Christian servant-hood, and biblical separation, while focusing on proper perspective through a biblical world-view.
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Greater Portland Christian Academy’s doors opened September 6, 2005.
It is a ministry of Greater Portland Baptist Church — a fundamental, independent, Bible-believing church striving to build families according to the principles of God’s Word. The school ministry was founded specifically to help parents meet their God-given mandate to train their children in the light of Scripture.
Greater Portland Christian Academy provides attractive, modern classrooms housed in over 55,000 square feet of building space, 27,000 squarefeet of which was just completed in 2004. Greater Portland Christian Academy provides a challenging instructional program for students in K4 through Grade 8 in a structured, loving environment. The lower grades utilize a strong phonics-based reading program.
We primarily use the A Beka Book curriculum along with the King James Version of the Bible.
Teachers of K4 through elementary grades use a system with negative and positive reinforcements. Good behavior awards are given out each month in chapel. Greater Portland Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to students at the school.
All students of GPCA are required to attend Chapel every Friday school is in session. Each week one of the Pastors on staff at Greater Portland Baptist Church will bring a message that will enrich and inspire each student, helping them to internalize Biblical truths to equip them for life.
“Greater Portland Christian Academy is a member in good standing with the American Association of Christian Schools. GPCA has chosen not to seek accreditation by the State of Oregon due to differences in philosophy. Academically GPCA students perform well above the national average and receive a well rounded education based on Biblical principles.”