Grades: K-12 | 305 students
The culmination of our student's study of the classics! These Rhetoric students experienced history firsthand after studying the art and literature influenced by it throughout their Grace Academy education.
As part of their study of Medieval history, our Fourth Grade students build and launch their own catapult.
Students in grades 5-12 at Grace Academy have the opportunity to participate a variety of sports including Flag Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Co-ed Soccer, Golf, Tennis, and Track and Field.
Recently, our Logic and Rhetoric Drama productions were 'The Wizard of OZ' and 'You Can't Take it With You.'
Grace Academy is committed to providing an education that is "distinctly Christ-centered, academically excellent, and classical" and that provides students with a foundation for lifelong learning. Our rigorous academic program achieves this goal by combining excellent instruction with curriculum that has been carefully selected to maximize students` learning experience.
As students progress from kindergarten through 12th grade, they grow not only in knowledge but also in the habits, dispositions, and skills of lifelong learners that will enable them to be successful in their future endeavors.
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Total Students||305 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 36%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||28 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Number of AP Courses||2 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Advanced Chemistry, Algebra I (8th grade), Algebra II, American History, Ancient Literature, AP Latin, Apologetics, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Classical Rhetoric I, Classical Rhetoric II, Fine Arts courses offered in music, art, drama, and photography and journalism, Geometry, Greek I, Greek II, Greek Literature, Historical Theology I, Historical Theology II, Latin Literature I, Latin Literature II, Latin Literature III, Medieval Literature, Modern Literature, Philosophy of Religion, Physics, Pre-Calculus and Trigonomtry, Senior Thesis Seminar, Spanish I (after classical language requirement met), Spanish II (after classical language requirement met), Speech and Debate|
|Average SAT score||1250|
|Average ACT score||26|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(School Uniform required)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||2016-2017 costs: Kindergarten half day: $5,935 Kindergarten full day: $6,765 Grades 1 - 5: $8,275 Grades 6-12: $8,635 Application Fee: $150 Annual Registration Fee: $300 Optional Athletics: Additional Fee Upper School Literature Books: Varies|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$3,139|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Susan Schwab|
|Total Sports Offered||8 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Flag Football, Golf,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||A high percentage of students in grades 5-12 play sports, Art Clubs, Competitons with National and Texas Junior Classical Leagues, Elementary through Varsity Sports, Latin Club for Grades 6 - 12 Art Clubs, A high percentage of students in grades 5-12 play sports,
Competitons with National and Texas Junior Classical Leagues,
Elementary through Varsity Sports,
Latin Club for Grades 6 - 12,
- At Grace Academy, being a Christian school does not mean merely that students are required to take a Bible class or participate in a weekly chapel service. Rather it means that every aspect of education, both inside and outside of the classroom, is guided by a Christian understanding of God, human beings, and the world around us. For example, given the nature of the creator God, the ultimate purpose of education is to lead students toward the knowledge, love, and worship of him. Given that the created universe reflects the nature of God, we teach students to view creation as intrinsically good and to study creation with an attitude of inquisitiveness and awe. Given that humans were created by God as holistic beings, students are educated in a way that trains not only their minds but their bodies and hearts as well. Given that all truth has God as its single source, we view knowledge as a coherent whole, and the study of God and his creation through the different disciplines is undertaken as a unified enterprise. Math and science, for example, are not viewed as wholly distinct from the humanities such as literature and history. Rather all the disciplines are taught in a way that recognizes their dependence upon each other and their shared goal of coming to understand the nature of God and his creation.
- Grace Academy is a classical school in that we pattern our education after the classical model of education which was the dominant educational paradigm from the time of the ancient Greeks up until the end of the nineteenth century. While throughout these centuries education was conceived of and practiced in a number of different ways, there nevertheless were certain core beliefs about education that served as a common foundation for this variety of educational theory and practice. For example, classical education takes the purpose of education to be the cultivation of whole human beings, not just the preparation of students for a particular job or function in society. It is called a "liberal" education because it makes men free: It equips them to live and to continue learning. (The Latin word libermeans "free.") The goal of classical education, in other words, is not to teach people how to do a job but rather to teach them how to be human beings. Given this view of education, classical education values not only students` mental training but their physical and moral training as well, and its goal is to form people of piety and virtue whose physical and mental abilities are directed and controlled by a mature moral compass.
- At Grace Academy we recognize that no matter how much education we pack into the 13 years that students spend with us, there inevitably will be more that they need and want to learn. Thus while some people in our contemporary society view education as a finite process directed toward a specific goal (college acceptance, a job, financial security, etc.), we view education as an ongoing process that never ends. Thus we strive to equip students with the habits, dispositions, and skills that they will need to keep learning as they adapt to whatever situations they face in our rapidly changing world. We work to develop in them the mental and moral muscle that will enable them to continue growing and flourishing as human beings for the rest of their lives. While it is certainly true (as our graduates demonstrate) that a Grace Academy education is highly beneficial for success in college and for acquiring meaningful and productive jobs, we conceive of the goal of education as something much broader and long-term. We care about the people our graduates become, not only as college students and members of the work force but also as parents, grandparents, citizens, church members, leaders in their communities, and servants to those around them. At Grace Academy we thus are planting educational seeds that will bear fruit for years to come as we equip students to live well and to continue learning for the rest of their lives always for the glory of God.
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