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Greenbrier Christian Academy

Greenbrier Christian Academy (GCA) is a private Christian school located in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia. It was founded in 1983.

Greenbrier Christian Academy
Address
311 Kempsville Road

,
United States
Coordinates36°44′18″N 76°13′57″W / 36.7382°N 76.2326°W / 36.7382; -76.2326Coordinates: 36°44′18″N 76°13′57″W / 36.7382°N 76.2326°W / 36.7382; -76.2326
Information
TypePrivate Christian
Established1983
FounderH. Ron White
GradesP3 - 12
Color(s)Blue and orange
MascotGators
RivalAtlantic Shores Christian
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

HistoryEdit

H. Ron White created GCA after serving in many education positions. After an informal informational meeting about starting a new school drew 180 participants, White set forth in creating the Chesapeake area's only Christian school without official ties to a local church. The school started by sharing space with the Bible Broadcasting Network and soon moved into its own building.[1] In 1994, the school, along with three other schools, decided to leave the Metro Conference for the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. In 1995, the school expanded again by opening a pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade lower school.[2]

Notable alumniEdit

  • Gary Lee, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach)[3]
  • Patrick Nichols, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Head Coach)[4]
  • Josh Rupe, professional baseball player[5]
  • B.J. Upton, professional baseball player[6]
  • Eddie Butler, professional baseball player[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rardon, Candace. "History of GCA". Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  2. ^ Cuthrell, Trudy. "SUFFOLK CHRISTIAN WILL OPEN THE SCHOOL,". p. 10. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  3. ^ "Gary Lee Independent Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  4. ^ "Player Bio: Patrick Nichols". odusports.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  5. ^ "Josh Rupe Statistics and History | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^ "Melvin Upton Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  7. ^ "Eddie Butler Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03.