Decades of Christian Service
A Decade of Vision
1976 - A group of families seeking to combine academic excellence and authentic Christian principles establishes Greenville Christian School with 56 students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade Four.
1978 - The school adds one grade per year and establishes a unified campus by renting the Educational Building at the former Washington Street Baptist Church.
1983 - A devastating fire consumes the Washington Street Baptist Church Educational Building where the school was meeting. Undaunted, the school family re-establishes classes at another location in less than a week, and the first elementary classroom building is built at the School's current location.
1985 - The first senior class graduates from Greenville Christian School, and the longstanding tradition of a senior class trip begins.
A Decade of Growth
1986 - The school's gymnasium is built, and athletic programs become an integral part of student life.
1988 - GCS receives formal accreditation from the Association of Christian School International (ACSI).
1989 - A National Honor Society chapter is established on campus, and the surrounding athletic fields are developed.
1993 - An annex building, providing more classroom space and a new library, is constructed next to the GCS Main School building.
1995 - The Elementary building is purchased and built with phases to add as more classrooms are needed.
A Decade of Serving
1997 - Student service to the community begins with the Service Learning Project program.
2004 - The school's missions program, called "Be My Witnesses," adds an annual mission trip, and GCS is awarded Exemplary Status by ACSI.
A Decade of Addition
2008 - A wing for 5th and 6th grade classrooms is added, as well as secondary and elementary computer labs.
2010 - 10th through 12th grade students began taking an annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
2011 - GCS robotics team begins competing through B.E.S.T. Robotics Program
2012 - A new high school science lab and additional restrooms were added in Phase II due to a fundraising banquet that raised over $104,000.
2013 - 9th through 12th grade stduents began taking annual mission trip to Lovewell in Shreveport, LA.
2014 - Student Artwork Show began.
2015 - 10th through 12 grade students began annual mission trips to Costa Rica. Fund-raising began for the Multi-Purpose Activity Center. Middle School and High School Destination Imagination teams advanced to Global competition.
2016 - The Back-to-School Student Retreat was introduced.
A Decade of Change and Growth
2019 - The Multi-Purpose Activity Center (MPAC) was constructed in a large portion of Phase II of the Elementary Building. The new MPAC provided a place for students to eat lunch together, host chapel and other events, and it provided our first real stage for performances. The Senior Parent Breakfast was also founded this year.
2020 - The COVID pandemic put the world on lockdown, and at GCS school became on-line after an extra Spring break and finished the year without returning to campus. The State of Texas allowed for outdoor graduations, so the Class of 2020 graduated on the football field. They also missed out on their class trip.
2021 - While public school remained partially if not all online, the GCS board voted for the students to return campus and provided extra measures to prevent a large COVID outbreak. Students remained on campus all year. In the Spring, the board voted to lift the mask mandate and categorize COVID as any other illness, leaving it to the parents' discretion. The Board also voted to add a PK3 class to the educational offerings, and the first class had an enrollment of 8.
2022 - With the area's growth and the political climate, GCS enrollment grew 40% over two years. The board voted to complete the Phase II section of the elementary by adding 3 new classrooms, a hall for storage and an area to facilitate drama productions. With the enrollment growth, the board also decided to add an additional class to PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten.