Grace Brethren Elementary

Grace Brethren Elementary School is a private, non-profit, co-educational school, for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
It was founded by Grace Brethren Church in 1978, and operates as a ministry outreach of the church.
Grace Brethren Schools is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Philosophy - Our educational philosophy is born out of the belief that God is the source of all truth and the creator of all things; Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, the Savior of mankind in whom is hidden "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3); and, man is a sinner who is by nature estranged from God and who therefore must be born again (John 3:7) and become a new person in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The authority of the Word of God and its directive to parents is to bring up their children in the "discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).
Grace Brethren School (GBS) exists to assist parents and the church in fulfilling this God-given responsibility with the definitive action to inculcate a God-centered worldview in students that gives meaning and direction to the educative process.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,087
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Grace Brethren Elementary places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All
Year Founded
1978
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
327 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Grace Brethren Elementary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniforms required. Sue Mills)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounts available for multiple children, pastors and full time employees. Kindergarten is $8,076 and includes FREE before and after care.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Amy Henderson
Admissions Associate
Sara Bush

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band & Choir, Dance Program, Performing Arts Club

School Notes

  • Offering 2 levels of Kindergarten - K1 is designed to provide children with additional time for maturation and physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. The goal of the program is to develop confidence in their abilities by allowing them to increase their skills at their own pace. This is done in an activity-oriented environment in which they participate in large group, small group and individual learning situations. The end result is a confident, naturally maturing child that is ready for success in the next level of kindergarten. Students entering kindergarten test into K1 or K2.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,087
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Ventura County, CA is $12,050 for elementary schools and $21,274 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Ventura County, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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