Since the opening of Goodpasture Christian School in September of 1966, administrators, faculty, and staff have all endeavored to support our mission: Building Confidence, Intellectual Growth, and Spiritual Strength in every student.
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In September of 1966, the school we now know as Goodpasture opened as East Nashville Christian School with eighteen classrooms, serving 149 students in grades one through six. By the second year of operation, the school had added grades seven and eight. Also during that year, B.C. Goodpasture, editor of the Gospel Advocate, was added to the board of directors. Later, the school was formally named B.C. Goodpasture Christian School in honor of Mr. Goodpasture’s outstanding contribution as a church leader, lecturer, and author.
In September of 1971, a new high school facility was opened, which included grades seven through eleven. By 1973, Goodpasture served students in all twelve grades. During the years 1972-1982, many improvements were made to the facilities. Among these were new accesses and parking lots, an athletic field house and football stadium, an addition to the gymnasium, an elementary playground, three tennis courts, junior high classrooms, and a band room.
Since 1982, Goodpasture Christian School has extensively expanded its facilities. A four-classroom kindergarten was built. The high school library and the lunchroom were both enlarged, and the junior high wing was added, which included six new classrooms.
In 1990, The Fine Arts Building, housing a 1,200-seat auditorium, the president’s offices, and six classrooms for preschool students, was completed. Beginning in the summer of 1996, Goodpasture began renovating and improving the older buildings on campus. Since that time, the original elementary building, the high school gym, and the kindergarten building have all been renovated. In the summer of 1997, an addition was made at the south end of the Fine Arts Building.
In 2000, a state-of-the-art field house was constructed for use by all athletic teams. The 17,896 square foot field house has a workout area with exercise equipment to help build strength and agility. In 2002 a clubhouse for the baseball team was completed. It was named the Davy Lovell Memorial Clubhouse in memory of an outstanding Goodpasture student who lost a courageous battle to cancer. August of 2013 saw the opening of Goodpasture’s Great Beginnings Toddler Program, which has been a great success.
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