Welcome to the Captain Gilmer Christian School

We are an elementary and middle grade school providing young people an opportunity to receive an excellent education in a Seventh-day Adventist Christian environment. We are located in Fletcher, NC. Founded in 1910, our school has reached its 100th anniversary and serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. We are accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

We invite you to find out more about Captian Gilmer Christian School. Call us to schedule a visit, or explore online. To see what is happening at our school you can check our calendar, news, or visit our classrooms. If you are interested in receiving more information about our school click on About Us.


Dear School Family,

Welcome! Our commitment at Captain Gilmer Christian School (CGCS) is and always has been to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspired learners prepared to thrive and lead others to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance and responsible citizenship of Christ’s kingdom are the foundation of our school. It is with humility that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to pledge to maintain the extraordinary record of achievement, Christ-focus, and involvement that has been the legacy of Captain Gilmer’s students. It is the contribution of our families and students to our school community that makes Captain Gilmer an exceptional place to be. This year we endeavor to put Christ first and lead students by: Creating opportunities for academic risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning to real life situations through a variety of ways; Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students; Design curriculum to incorporate a variety of innovative resources to enrich learning; Establish ongoing professional development in order to increase the excellence of teaching; Collaborate with other educators to share best practices and improve student’s performance. At CGCS successful students: Communicate through a variety of ways for various purposes; Determine excellence through comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation in written and oral form; Utilize critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems; and Ask questions, examine possibilities, and application of skills to find viable solutions. Make positive choices followed by positive actions; and Contribute to the school community in a cooperative and respectful manner In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at swilson@captaingilmer.com I am honored to serve as your principal.
“Be strong and of good courage: be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9 Blessings,
Sarah Wilson
Captain Gilmer Christian School