Grace Christian Academy

36 Smith Street
Merrick, NY 11566-0115
Tel: (516)379-2223
Grades: K-12 | 110 students
Grace Christian Academy is the only kindergarten-to-twelfth grade Classical Christian school in NYC and Long Island.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 110 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Grace Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses European History, Latin,
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $7400 for Grammar School (k-6) $8000 for Schools of Logic & Rhetoric (7-12)
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stephen Schultz
Admissions Associate Deborah Rivera


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Fencing, VolleyballFencingVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. American Heritage Girls, American Sign Language, Drama, Johns-Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Piano, Service, Strings, Voice, Yearbook Drama, Piano, Service, Strings, Voice, Yearbook, American Heritage Girls,
American Sign Language,
Johns-Hopkins Center for Talented Youth,

School Notes:

  • Grace Christian Academy's mission is to lead our students to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, disciple them to spiritual maturity, teach them excellently in the academic disciplines, and equip them to engage their culture intelligently, wisely, and confidently.

Profile last updated: 08/20/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is FasTracKids/JEI Learning Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Merokee Day School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sacred Heart School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Merrick
    Merokee Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 58 students
    0.3 miles
    10 Wynsum Ave
    Merrick, NY 11566
  • North Merrick
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
    0.5 miles
    730 Merrick Ave
    North Merrick, NY 11566
  • Merrick
    Grades: PK-K | 37 students
    0.7 miles
    2323 Merrick Ave
    Merrick, NY 11566
  • Bellmore
    FasTracKids/JEI Learning Center
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-10 | 60 students
    1.2 miles
    2583 Merrick Rd.
    Bellmore, NY 11710
  • Merrick
    Grades: K-8 | 118 students
    1.3 miles
    1425 Merrick Ave
    Merrick, NY 11566

School Reviews

I have two children in GCA, the work is challenging, the curriculum is excellent, the teachers are solid and dedicated. My children could not get the same level of education and any where else at this price. They are taking AP classes and have advanced college credits. My oldest is a Senior this year and has been accepted to and was awarded a scholarship to her first choice University, I believe that she could not have accomplished this with out the caring staff at GCA .
- Posted by Parent, 04/10/15
I would recommend this school to any parent that is concerned about their child receiving a Christ-centered, Biblically sound, and academically rigorous education. The teachers are solid and demonstrate constant concern for their students. I have three children and have been satisfied with the education each one of them has received to this point. I also appreciate the school''s posture of not lowering their standards to accommodate governmental curriculum or testing. I don''t have much money but will send my children nowhere else as long as I am able. I love this place!
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/14

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