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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationBrethren
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAll
Year Founded1978
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students327 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeGrace Brethren Elementary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms required. Sue Mills)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,087
Tuition NotesDiscounts 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 DirectorAmy Henderson
Admissions AssociateSara Bush

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Drill Team, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringDrill Team,
Flag FootballFootball,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

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

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

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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