Grove City Christian Intermediate School is comprised of grades five & six. During these years, students are given the unique experience of being in single gender classrooms. This arrangement allows our teachers to tailor their teaching methods and topics of study to the particular interest of either boys or girls. Core classrooms are self-contained in their own wing of the building which supports students as they begin to change classes and develop greater independence and responsibility in these transitional years.
Student activities are designed to develop a sense of community and pride in the school; and parents are kept informed through weekly updates. A weekly chapel experience engages students in worship and relevant teaching in God's Word. Students have the opportunity to join the band, take violin class, serve in student council, and participate in intramural sports. Recreation league football and cheerleading are also available to intermediate students.
Enrichment opportunities are provided through the Association of Christian Schools International competitions. We also offer opportunities for classroom extensions that include Outdoor Education.
Grove City Christian School prides itself on finding the right balance for its middle school program which consists of seventh and eighth grades. The teachers in the middle school work on instilling a work ethic and encouraging students to take responsibility for his/her own education. At the same time, teachers realize the stresses of middle school and strive to keep parents well informed.
Classes offered at this level prepare students for GCCS's college preparatory high school curriculum while still employing the fun of middle school. For instance, a visitor walking through the middle school wing may find science classes dissecting earth worms while the math classes are working on a hands-on project. Literature circles sharpen students' appetites for reading, and the students learn how to research and document a written paper.
Realizing that students are still maturing, faculty work to give each one his/her own niche. Students have their own student council, weekly chapels, and community service opportunities. These opportunities afford students the experiences of both serving and leading.
Students who desire an even more rigorous academic instruction level can be considered to take Algebra 1, Honors Introduction to Physical Science, and a foreign language.