Grace Academy

  • 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 Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students220 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Grace Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAlgebra I (8th grade), Algebra II, American History, Anatomy & Physiology, Ancient Literature, and photography and journalism, AP Calculus, AP Latin, art, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Rhetoric I, Classical Rhetoric II, drama, Fine Arts courses offered in music, 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, Senior Year Optional Language: Italian, Speech and Debate
Average SAT score1280
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,255
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level. Sibling discounts apply and tuition scholarships available. Visit: https://www.gracetx.org/admission/tuition-and-fees/2018-2019 costs:Kindergarten: $7,245 Grades 1 - 5: $8,865 Grades 6-12: $9,255
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,139
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusan Schwab

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Clubs, Competitions with National and Texas Junior Classical Leagues (Latin and Greek) grades 6-12, Debate Club, Elementary through Varsity Sports, Math Club for grades 6-8, National Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bi-annual student retreats for grades 6-8 and 9-12

School Notes

  • 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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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
We started our oldest daughter in kindergarten who is. Ow in third grade and our second daughter is now in first grade. The teachers truly care and love my girls. I can trust them with my kids, and my girls adore the school. I have been so impressed with the level of reading, math, history these girls are learning much more than I did at their level. They are doing math that is a grade or two above compared to other schools. The environment at the school is one of nurture and respect. I love grace academy!
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Our kids have attended Grace for 4 years now and we can clearly see how a Christ centered Classical education is shaping their lives. From learning to decipher the world around them from a biblical perspective, to developing academic astuteness, they are becoming critical thinkers from a young age. Though it's a sacrifice for our family, we consider Grace an investment with both temporal and eternal reward and that's a sacrifice worth making.
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Our family transferred to Grace and we are so pleased with the quality of the curriculum and the expectations for the students. Grace teaches from a biblical principle with a comparison of culture at the time but also current cultural application. Christ and God's truth are integral in all aspects of learning. I love the logic and rhetoric that my middle school and high school girls are receiving. The students stay busy with extracurricular sports and various club activities. The smaller class size allows for individual instruction by wonderful teachers. It brings out the best in each student to reach his/her full potential. Our family has deep discussions about theology and doctrine and how to best demonstrate God's Gospel in our lives with action.
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As a parent I couldn`t ask for a better school than Grace Academy. The teachers love our children like their own and we`ve seen so much growth in our children that we are fully bought in on the classical Christian teaching model. I am so thankful that we have this gem of a school in our backyard. I can`t say enough good things about the school, teachers, and administration.
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5  
we toured this school in the spring. subsequent circumstance changes forced us to choose a part-time home school. but from our tour we concluded this is a stellar school academically, spiritually, socially in every way. we are now completely sold on the classical school model. And Grace is second to none.
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The mission statement says it all! This has been a great school for my children and a great community for our family. Where "Bible" is not just a class - all learning happens through the lens of Scripture and true heart discipleship takes the place of mere behavior modification. The teachers love the Lord, love their subjects, and (utmost importance to me as a Mom) love their students, challenging and encouraging them continually! Very gifted, respected coaches! Music and art electives. Lots of extracurricular opportunities! Students learn to think well, listen critically, problem solve. Truly a foundation for life-long learning!
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We love Grace Academy! We came here 8 years ago and can see how the Christ centered Classical education is not only grounding our kids in their faith but giving them the ability to reason through and articulate well what they are learning!
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