About Us
Our school is an educational ministry of Great Bridge Free Will Baptist Church. We exist because of our church, and we operate in harmony with our other church ministries. Great Bridge Christian Academy is celebrating its 15th anniversary and third graduating class this year! The academy has over 325 in the student body and after care programs. It is one of the fastest growing schools in Hampton Roads.
We believe that Christian education is a mandate from God for the Christian family (Matthew 28:18-20). Because of Scripture verses like Proverbs 19:28, Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:6 and Colossians 2:8, we believe we must provide an atmosphere conducive to the precepts of the Bible. We support parents that teach their children biblical morals, such as truthfulness, honesty, patriotism, faithfulness and a high regard for standards. Every subject is taught in light of the biblical truth. We accept God’s Word as the final authority. 

It is the firm conviction of Great Bridge Christian Academy that in order to develop solid Christian character, education must be Christian in context. Great Bridge Christian Academy desires to send young people into the world who will be confident, devout, Christian leaders with firm moral and spiritual values by training children not only how to make a living, but more importantly – how to live it!

Since the Christian school is considered an extension of the Christian home, it is imperative that parents create an atmosphere at home that is supportive of the Academy and its goals. Children are taught to honor the rights of others and to respect manners, rules, and laws at the Academy. Students learn the importance of self-discipline and that people who cannot control their own actions and emotions will face negative consequences.

Love of God and country were primary concerns of our forefathers. Students at GBCA will be taught respect for our nation’s heritage, constitution, flag, and leaders, as well as, being encouraged to participate in our system of government.
  • The teacher is in charge of the classroom.
  • The teacher is responsible for providing a structured atmosphere in which the students will learn.
  • The teacher has the authority to administer discipline to each child.
  • Homework is assigned regularly and is expected to be completed on time.
  • Our textbooks are God-centered, teaching spiritual truths, morality, and patriotism.
  • The classroom is paced for the average to above average student.
  • Drill work and memorization are key tools in instruction.
  • Reading is taught by phonics.
  • The teachers are professional in manner, but servant-minded.
  • The learning takes place in this order: control, communication, and learning.
  • Rules and standards are not obsolete and outdated.
  • God’s word is truth. We are in opposition to progressive education in which the emphasis is upon the following: questioning absolute answers, experimentation, the innate goodness of man, the suppressing of discipline, the relativity of all things (including moral), and omitting God and His word from the educational process.