GNCS At a Glance
The Glenview New Church School was founded in 1894. For over a century the school has partnered with families who are committed to basic Christian values. In 1999, the school’s Board of Trustees renewed its purpose and re-committed to providing this same values-based education to all in the surrounding community. Today, GNCS welcomes students of all denominations whose parents desire the values and instruction that we offer for their children.
Our school campus rests on 26 acres close to the heart of Glenview. The campus facilities consist of two main buildings. The 21,000 sq/ft main administrative building houses Music, Art, and upper grade classrooms, a library, and the main offices. Our second building (13,000 sq/ft) houses our preschool through 2nd grade, in addition to a full gymnasium and stage. The campus boasts wide open fields and wooded areas for educational exploration, a fenced-in preschool playground, a larger playground, a picturesque pond, and a well-tended school garden that supports the local food pantry.
Classes are capped at 15 students each. We proudly offer an average student-to-teacher ratio of 7 to 1.
The Glenview New Church School employs 8 full and part-time teachers. All teachers have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher-level educational institution. The majority of our teachers have extensive experience in their fields of education; many have Master’s degrees, and all are engaged in regular professional development.
Technology is integrated into all aspects of the GNCS experience. Students begin using technology in kindergarten. The campus has a fully integrated wireless network. Each student in grades 3-8 is issued a Microsoft Surface for online learning and keyboarding, and each one has his or her own school email account.
Glenview New Church School believes in giving back to the community. Even before our students engage in their first service project, we help them understand why their participation is so vital. The children learn on a daily basis to be caring individuals, which in turn leads to a well-developed sense of empathy. Caring for others is a major tenet of our teaching philosophy—one that is closely aligned with our style of project- and service-based learning. Whether we’re making blankets for sick children or growing vegetables to bring to the local food pantry, students are given multiple, wide-ranging opportunities for participating in charitable activities.
Glenview New Church After-School Enrichment classes and activities are available and open to all boys and girls from preschool through 8th grade. Enrichment activities rotate between semesters. Some of the activities include felting, George’s Gym Gymnastics, baking, science crafts, and more.
Schedule a school tour with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-724-0057