Georgia-Cumberland Academy (GCA) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian co-ed boarding high school located in scenic Northwest Georgia that is dedicated to preparing students for their future, both spiritually and academically.
Since opening in 1965, our mission has been to equip students with the skills necessary to be successful in college and beyond while focusing on eternity. We accomplish this by fostering an educational environment of excellence where students, faculty, and staff pursue a shared goal to know Jesus as Savior and Friend, to love God and those He brings into our lives, and to serve the church and society.
GCA is blessed to be situated on 500 acres in the beautiful countryside of Calhoun, Georgia. Located about an hour north of Atlanta, and an hour south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, GCA’s campus features plenty of spaces for socializing and athletic activities, not to mention state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces.
We endeavor to pursue our mission—"to know, to love, to serve"—in the context of a positive Christian environment that emphasizes spiritual growth; commitment to academic integrity; respect for God, people, and our world; and a healthy, active lifestyle. About two-thirds of the student body live in the dormitories, while one-third live off campus. The school’s enrollment is approximately 280 students, with a student-teacher ratio of about 25:1.
The school is accredited by Middle States Association (MSA), Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC), and Adventist Accrediting Association.