Everything we do at GSA centers on the message of what Jesus Christ has done for us.
We are a member of a worldwide Christian denomination called the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (www.wels.net). WELS operates the fourth largest private school system in the country.
No, you do not need to be a member! All families are welcome at GSA.
Your child will learn about what our church believes about the Bible, so you might find it beneficial to take our Adult Bible Class 101 to learn more about what your child will be learning.
Currently, our average class size is 15 students. Class sizes in grades 1-8 are limited to 24 students.
We strive to keep Kindergarten class sizes to 12 students. If preschool classes go beyond a 1:10 ratio, we add a teacher's aide to assist our staff.
GSA students in grades 1-8 participate in testing throughout the school year. Student progress is recorded both individually and as a class.
GSA students generally perform above the national average for their grade levels.
Parents are encouraged to come and visit their child’s classroom. Simply reach out to your child's teacher to schedule a classroom visit.
Classwork is assigned every day. The amount will change day to day and vary by grade level.
A time-honored rule of thumb is the "Rule of 10." Students can expect 10 minutes of classwork for every grade level. For example, 1st grade = 10 minutes, 4th grade = 40 minutes, 7th grade = 70 minutes.
When the classwork isn't finished at school, it is expected to be completed at home. Some students rarely have homework, some students regularly have homework.
If a student is regularly spending more time than the "Rule of 10" suggests, the parents and teachers will partner together to make adjustments or accommodations to meet the student's needs.
GSA offers a 1:1 technology environment. Chromebooks are used in grades 3-8 and Chrome tablets are used in grades K-2.
In our world of ever-advancing technology, we try to balance students use of technology with traditional learning tools. The devices are specifically used as educational tools meant to enhance the learning experience, not replace the teacher and social environment.
Student Life Questions
GSA offers a variety of sports and extracurriculars for kids in grades 5-8 to participate in. Students are also taught both life and sports skills as part of our regular curriculum.
Application & Tuition Questions
Families can choose between a full payment option, paid at the beginning of the school year, or through regular ACH payments withdrawn from your bank account.