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Student LIfe


Student LIfe



Greenville Classical Academy, a Pre-K – 12 school, is a thriving school located outside the city of Greenville on Woodruff Road. We model classical education in a Christian environment and strive for excellence in academics as well as in every other aspect of life. We aim for our students to be well equipped to effectively interact with their secular surroundings while applying a Biblical worldview in every area of life.

Our intention is to provide students with a top tier education in math and the natural sciences, as well as language and humanities. All subjects are taught as an integrated whole meaning that God is the creator of the world, and as such everything relates back to Him. We seek to apply the Bible to all areas of life, including every area of academic study.

We want our students to love learning and have the tools necessary to learn for a lifetime. As we engage the whole student – mind, body, and soul – we also want to develop character, kindness to classmates, and respect for teachers. By so doing, we encourage our students to join their teachers and parents in living out the Great Commandment – complete devotion and love for God, and selfless concern for neighbor. Our students not only learn head knowledge, but also develop heart knowledge as they grow in wisdom, character, and eloquence.

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GCA strives to develop well-rounded students by providing a variety of activities to challenge and engage all types of students. These opportunities include the following:

  • Spring Formal
  • Choir
  • Speech and Debate
  • Science Fair
  • History Fair
  • Field Trips (Roper Mountain Science Center, BJU Museum and Art Gallery, Peace Center, Paris Mountain, Greenville Zoo, and much more)
  • Annual Field Day
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Yearbook Staff
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Service projects reaching out to our local community (Camp Aiken Trail Life USA, Whispering Pines Stables and more)
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Student Newspaper
  • Fall Festival and Holiday Market
  • Chess Club
  • Math Club
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GCA athletic program - includes boys and girls in 6th - 12th grades.

Girls Volleyball

(Fall) Girls in 6th-12th grades are invited to join one of GCA's Girls Volleyball Teams -- Middle School, JV, and Girls Varsity.  They start practice in the summer and have tryouts at the beginning of August.  Games start mid-August and continue through mid-October. Mrs. Audra Erkens is the Girls Volleyball coach and Mrs. Jen McDonald is the assistant coach.

Click here for the Fall 2017 Girls Volleyball Game Schedule.

Girls and Boys Cross Country

(Fall) Girls and Boys in 6th-12th grades are invited to join GCA's Cross Country Team. They start practice in early August and have meets in September and October.  Practice is held at KEMET Electronics located at 2835 Kemet Way, Simpsonville 29681.  Mark Laps is the Cross Country coach.

Upcoming meets include:

SCA Invitational - September 19, 2017 Va-Du-Mar Park, Boiling Springs, SC

Independent XC Championship - October 28, 2017 Va-Du-Mar Park, Boiling Springs SC

Boys Soccer

(Fall and Spring) Boys in 6th-12th grades are invited to join one of GCA's Boys Soccer teams (Fall or Spring.)  Fall soccer starts practice in early-August and games are mid-August through mid-October.  Spring soccer starts practice in February and games are in March and April.  Eric Woernle is the Boys Soccer coach.   Practice is held in a large field at the school.  Home soccer games are played at the Kroc Center located at 424 Westfield St. Greenville, SC 29601.  

Click here for the Fall 2017 Boys Soccer Schedule.

Boys & Girls Basketball

(Winter) Girls and Boys in 6th-12th grades are invited to join one of GCA's Basketball Teams. They start practice at the beginning of October and have games late-November through early February.  Jay McMurray is the Boys Basketball coach.  Jen McDonald is the Girls Basketball coach.

Girls Soccer

(Spring) Girls in 6th-12th grades are invited to join one of GCA's Girls Soccer team. Girls soccer starts practice in January and games are mid-February through early-May. Practice is held in a large field at the school.  Home soccer games are played at the Kroc Center located at 424 Westfield St. Greenville, SC 29601.  

Co-ed Tennis

(Fall & Spring) GCA teams up with USTA's Jr. Team Tennis program for Greenville, SC to form tennis teams for ages 6-18. Coaches and Captains organize, and players are evaluated by a professional to determine the appropriate level of play (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced). Beginners require no experience.

All matches are typically played on Friday afternoons (4 p.m. or 6 p.m. depending upon facility) and are held at the Pavilion, Southside Park, Holly Tree and/or Butler Springs Parks. In addition, teams practice at least one time per week at the time and place of the team's choosing.


For more information on GCA Athletics, contact Mr. Chris Barnes, Athletic Director at cbarnes@greenvilleclassical.com