Are you looking for a school with a different approach to academic achievement, with Christ at the center of all we teach? Or a school that prepares students to become responsible stewards of their Seventh-day Adventist Christian values, here on earth and for eternity? Captain Gilmer Christian School infuses lesson plans with a biblical focus, and seeks to develop well-rounded, intelligent young people, ready to transform the world.


New students will be re-evaluated in 30 days from the beginning of school to determine final grade placement. A student transferring from another educational institution is to submit the latest achievement test results and their latest report card. The student may also be tested to determine grade placement.

Applications students may not begin classes until all of the following have been received:

  • Completion of all ONLINE registration forms.
  • Additional forms:
  • Transferring Students need to submit:
    • Their latest achievement test results
    • Their latest report card. The student may also be tested to determine grade placement.
    • Students in grades 3rd through 8th must submit two student recommendations (preferably one from educator and one from spiritual leader)
    • Records and transcripts from former school needed within 30 days
  • Please ensure copies of birth certificate and up-to-date immunizations
  • Payment of entrance/book fee
  • Payment of first month’s tuition
  • If applicable, submission of a church financial aid request form signed by church official.
  • If applying on provisional promotion grade placement, testing will be required before entry.
  • North Carolina Medical exam (Kindergarten/First Grade)

Tuition Rate and Student Aid


Entrance Fee (all grades)$495 (one time payment)
Tuition: Kindergarten$4500 one in family ($450 mthly) , $4230 two in family ($423 mthly per child), $3960 three or more ($396 mthly per child). Monthly payments are based on a 10 month period.
Tuition: Grades 1-8Constitute Tuition Rate (members of Arden/Fletcher/Hendersonville SDA Church)
$3780 one in family ($378 mthly), $3550 two in family ($355 mthly per child) , $3330 three or more ($333 mthly per child). Monthly payments are based on a 10 month period.
Tuition: Grades 1-8Non-Constitute Rate
$4500 one in family ($450 mthly) , $4230 two in family ($423 mthly per child), $3960 three or more ($396 mthly per child). Monthly payments are based on a 10 month period.

The entrance fee of $495.00 is to be submitted with the application. There will be no refund on this fee.

Worthy Student Aid

There is a limited amount of Worthy Student Aide funds available from CGCS. Applications for scholarship funds may be obtained with this link  school office.

Partnering for Eternity (PFE) Scholarship Grant

CGCS in partnership with Southern Adventist University’s PFE grant program, has the opportunity to offer unique tuition assistance to our students in grades 1-8. Through this service-oriented scholarship program, our participating students are paired with elderly adults in our community in a mutually-beneficial way.  Students in the PFE program, along with their parents, bring joy to the lives of senior citizens through fun activities such as visiting, reading, and playing games. When appropriate, they may also provide light housework. As the young people build generational bridges and learn the value of service, they also benefit from the wisdom and mentorship of the older adults. In the process, their time together helps finance the student’s Christian education. If you would like more information, please contact the school office.

Student Accident Insurance

Students are enrolled in a limited, secondary accident policy, which covers school-related activities. This means that the parent’s insurance is primary. Information sheets are available at the school office.

Financial Collections and Policies

The student’s account for the previous year’s expenses must be settled before the student is permitted to enroll for the current school year.

All student accounts are to be kept current. When a student’s account is thirty (30) days past due, his/her name will be referred to the Financial Tracking Committee. Any student whose account is sixty (60) days past due will be suspended from school until the account becomes current or proper financial arrangements are made with the principal.

Policies and Procedures

Kindergarten Admission Procedure
  • Kindergarten 4 – Child must be 4 years old by September 1 of the school year applying for.
  • Kindergarten 5 – Child must be 5 years old by September 1 of the school year applying for.
Non-Discrimination Policy

While Captain Gilmer Christian School has been established primarily for the youth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, any student expressing a desire for a Christian education is welcome, provided he/she shows due respect for the Word of God, maintains a reverent attitude during religious exercises, and observes all school regulations. The school in no way prohibits students because of religion, race, color, or national and ethnic origin.


All students are required by NC state law to show authorized proof (physician’s signature or clinic stamp) of immunizations for MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), polio, DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), and other required NC immunizations before they are allowed to attend school. A copy of this must be submitted to the school to be kept on file, including the child’s name and date of birth.

Physical Examinations

A medical examination, signed by a doctor, is required within 30 days of each student entering school for the first time in Kindergarten or First Grade. Forms may be obtained with this link.

Be sure to check the student handbook for the latest dress code and uniform standards.

If you have any dress code questions, please do not hesitate to call or visit the school office.

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