Grace Christian Academy

2499 Waldron Road
Kankakee, IL 60901-0609
Tel: (815)939-4579
Grades: PK-12 | 183 students
GCA assists families in providing a sound education for their children through the integration of faith and learning.
GCA is committed to teaching a Biblical worldview in the development of basic spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social skills.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 183 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP US History,
Average ACT score 22
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(dress up on chapel day)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,925
Tuition Notes This is the Elementary rate. Registration, technology fees, testing fees, fundraising fees, and book fees are included in this cost. High school is $4225.
% on Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid Grant $400
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stephen Bull
Admissions Associate Julie Betz

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballArcheryBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Apologetics Club, Rocket Club, Strings Program Rocket Club, Apologetics Club,
Strings Program,

School Notes

  • Grace Christian Academy is located at 2499 Waldron Road in Kankakee, Illinois, providing quality education for students in grades K3-12. GCA assists families in providing a sound education for their children through the integration of faith and learning. GCA is committed to teaching a Biblical worldview in the development of basic spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social skills.Grace Christian Academy is open to anyone interested in securing a Christian education from K3 through twelfth grade, who the school finds qualified for admission and who agrees (and whose parents agree) that he or she shall abide by Grace Christian Academy rules. It must always be understood that attendance at Grace Christian Academy is a privilege and not a right. This privilege must be forfeited by any student who does not conform to the school`s standards of conduct and/or who is unwilling to adjust to our environment.All students must want to attend Grace Christian Academy and agree to honestly and wholeheartedly apply themselves to "study to show [themselves] approved unto God" (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). They also agree to be courteous and respectful to their peers, staff, faculty, and other daily associates.Grace Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.Grace Christian Academy reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Grace Christian Academy administration and to abide by its policies. Grace Christian Academy has no obligation to provide service and reserves the right to refuse service.

Profile last updated: 11/30/2015

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Open to different ways of learning. Well rounded school with plenty of extra curricular activities for children. A great school to be a part of.
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