Greenbrier Christian Academy

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Greenbrier Christian Academy
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311 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, Virginia
United States
Coordinates 36°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
Type Private Christian
Established 1983
Founder H. Ron White
Grades P3 - 12
Color(s) Blue and orange
Mascot Gators
Rival Atlantic Shores Christian
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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


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. This was a controversial move as the conference was admitting predominantly African-American schools and the three schools leaving were predominantly Caucasian.[2] In 1995, the school expanded again by opening a pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade lower school.[3]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Austin Pyeatt, professional Call of Duty player, YouTuber [4]
  • Gary Lee, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach)[5]
  • Patrick Nichols, professional baseball player (Varsity Baseball Head Coach)[6]


  1. ^ Rardon, Candace. "History of GCA". Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  2. ^ Brinkley, Robin. "3 HIGH SCHOOLS DECIDE TO LEAVE METRO CONFERENCE". The Virginian-Pilot. pp. C1. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  3. ^ Cuthrell, Trudy. "SUFFOLK CHRISTIAN WILL OPEN THE SCHOOL,". p. 10. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Austin Pyeatt". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Gary Lee Independent Leagues Statistics & History |". Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Player Bio: Patrick Nichols". Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  7. ^ "Josh Rupe Statistics and History |". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  8. ^ "Melvin Upton Stats |". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Eddie Butler Stats |". Retrieved 2017-02-03.