Vision for Education
Gulf Coast Classical is grounded in the precepts of Christianity, and we tacitly uphold Christian values and the tenets expressed in the Apostles’ Creed. We believe that character, wisdom, and discernment are integral to the education of the whole person.
Gulf Coast Classical Academy celebrates the traditional model of classroom instruction. Classes are led by enthusiastic, qualified teachers in an orderly and disciplined manner. This beautifully calm environment allows our students to be challenged and supported.
Gulf Coast Classical is proud to be the only private classical Christian school in Pinellas County. We are fortunate to be able to provide a small student-teacher ratio of no more than 8:1, allowing our teachers to maintain traditional teacher-led classes while allowing for individual, student-centered attention as appropriate. The result is a multi-textured classroom environment that offers the best of both modes of instruction.
The most obvious benefits of studying the classical languages — Latin and Greek — have been well documented, including English vocabulary acquisition; the rigor of grammatical study; and practical usage in the sciences, the law, mathematics, music, and theology. However, we require the study of the classical languages because they also provide direct tools by which to evaluate history and deepen our understanding humanity’s most beautiful and important works. If for no other reason, the text of Holy Scripture can be entered into even more profoundly. In short, the study of Western Civilization demands the study of these languages.
Wisdom and Virtue
At Gulf Coast Classical Academy we support Christian families in educating their children to the highest standards. We equip them with wisdom and virtue to recognize the objective truth, goodness, and beauty that exists in the world all around us.