W.E. Garnett Christian Academy is a ministry of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church. This ministry was birthed through the vision of the late Rev. Earl Garnett, who desired to see a place where children and young people receive a quality academic education supplemented with sound, Biblical principles.


Unfortunately, this ministry did not become a reality until after his passing. Upon its opening in the fall of 1987, Garnett Christian Academy has been a successful, fully operating Kindergarten through 12th grade program, serving Wilson & surrounding counties for more than 26 years.

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Students learn phonetic, as well as sight reading, making it possible to read anything.

Students set short and long term goals, and learn to push toward a completion of said goals.

A smaller school setting reduces peer pressure.

From year to year, students and supervisors become more and more acquainted with one another, creating a positive bond between them.

Students, curious about the world around them, are offered scientific, yet Christian explanations.

We offer all academic courses that traditional schools offer, with credit.

We offer two levels of foreign language, chorus, computer classes, speech, art, Bible classes, physical education and team sports (home economics and woodworking are among courses being considered for future classes).

High school students are encouraged to participate in the National Apostolic Christian School Competition each year. This event brings Christian high school students from across the nation to compete in many events ranging from fine arts to music, as well as athletics. Participation in these events encourage students to explore new and creative ideas.

I understand that GCA is different,

but how do you measure up

to secular education standards?

Because Garnett Christian Academy is an individualized program, we ensure that our students are lining up with the learning standards of the North Carolina Public School system. We use this test ONLY as a measuring instrument for your child's academic progress.

This PSAT is given on site to students who are eligible to take it. This test prepares them for the SAT, in which they will take their senior year. The SAT is not given on campus, however, we join with area high schools for this exam. More information can be given upon request.

Garnett Christian Academy's grading periods are in nine week increments in which students will be issued a report card. Report cards are to be picked up at that quarter's PTO meeting by a parent or guardian. This allows ample opportunity for you to meet and speak with your child's supervisor regarding any education or discipline issues that may be of concern to you.

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Garnett Christian Academy offers a good range of sports and other activities for the students to be a part of. Our current team sports include basketball (boys & girls) and volleyball. We also have a track team, and plan on forming soccer, baseball and softball teams in the near future.

Your child will be able to be on our sports teams with their own jersey, and truly become a Garnett Christian Academy Lion!

We take our students and sports teams to the annual National Apostolic Christian School Competition. Here, they compete in various categories, showcasing their various skills and talents. Throughout the year, however, we compete in games here in the community against surrounding schools.

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Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades

$400.00/monthly < $4,000.00 Annual Tuition

3rd Grade - 12th Grade

Annual Tuition: $4,150.00

All Grades

New Enrollment Fee | $450.00

Re-enrollment Fee | $250.00/annually

Other (Not Covered by Grants)

Enrichment Class Fee: $200.00

Sports Fee: $200.00

Christian School Competition (ACSC): $800.00

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Service Times: Sunday 10am & 6pm | Wednesday 7pm

©2020 Pentecostal Lighthouse Church | 4403 London Church Road, Elm City, NC 27822 | (252) 237-5353

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