Grace Christian Academy

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Grace Christian Academy Photo #1 - With 100% graduation and 100% college/military acceptance, higher institutions of learning prefer our students because of their rigorous class schedule through graduation. They work hard, which makes playing hard all that more rewarding!
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Grace Christian Academy Photo #1 - With 100% graduation and 100% college/military acceptance, higher institutions of learning prefer our students because of their rigorous class schedule through graduation. They work hard, which makes playing hard all that more rewarding!
Grace Christian Academy Photo #2 - Here are some students celebrating First Responder Day during our annual Spirit Week.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #3 - AP and Honors classes are required for all students and begin as early as 10th grade. With a GCA education, students are often able to opt out of college freshman courses that take time and cost money.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #4 - Even throughout the pandemic, GCA has retained its commitment to physical activity and field trips which are deemed so necessary to healthy living and academic learning.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #5 - Along with class offerings in all the core subjects, GCA also provides teaching in formal logic, rhetoric and Latin. A common practice in rhetoric training is moderated debate.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #6 - American Heritage Girls Troop NY1999 serves girls from grades K-12 and from GCA and homeschool families. With its highest values placed on Christ and American patriotism, AHG stands proudly with our veterans and law enforcement.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #7 - Extracurricular clubs include Chess Club, Service Club, Theater and Stage, American Heritage Girls and American Sign Language Club.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #8 - Musical performances, like Oliver, The Sound of Music, and The King and I as seen here, are the main focus of our Theater and Stage Club each year.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #9 - At GCA we work really hard to we can play really hard! One of our cherished traditions is our annual Thanksgiving Tailgate Party's Turkey Bowl.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #10 - We are blessed to be awarded Niche's distinction of being ranked #1 out of 470 private high schools in New York for student diversity.
Grace Christian Academy is the only kindergarten-to-twelfth grade Classical Christian school in NYC and Long Island.
Our families come from a variety of directions and locations - from Flushing and the Bronx to Suffolk County and many places in between.
It is our objective to bring as many qualified students from Christian families under a Christ-centered education as the Lord will provide.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 114 students
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Grace Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1999

Student Body

Total Students
114 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Grace Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Advanced Courses
Calculus, English, European History, Latin, Literature, US Government, US History
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please call for details
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Stephen Schultz
Admissions Associate
Deborah Rivera

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Heritage Girls, American Sign Language, Chess Club, Johns-Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Service, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Piano, Strings

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: 08/18/2020

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
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GCA is a great school, it's been wonderful for my 10-year-old boy, great teachers, nurturing, encouraging, very helpful. great curriculum with the teachers' support. If you're a Christian family concern about your child growing in the faith in Jesus Christ GCA it's a great place, they memorize the scriptures, have a weekly worship service. GCA is a place I wish I could go every day!!!
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As a former student, I wholeheartedly support this fantastic institution. While I only could attend for a short time, it was incredibly impactful. Now, as an attorney and a military officer, I look back with thankfulness for this incredible school. Christ is taught in every subject, and a very high degree of academic excellence is maintained to this day. Any parent would be blessed to send their child here.
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Grace Christian Academy is a wonderful place where your child will get an outstanding education. When I first visited the school, I was not very familiar with classical education. After meeting with the school's headmaster and meeting a few students, I knew that's where I wanted my daughter to be. We mainly wanted a Christian school with the strong academics, Grace Christian Academy exceeded all my expectations. The Biblical teaching is so profound. The students, including the little ones in the lower school, are well versed in scripture. In addition, everything the school teaches, from the curriculum to conflict resolution, is Bible based. I highly recommend this school to anyone seeking, more than a school, a safe place to send their child to learn true Christian values and the best academic education in Long Island.
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After homeschooling our children for several years, my wife and I decided we wanted to send our 4 oldest children to a solid, well run academy with enough diversity in its curriculum to cover a broad spectrum. We found that and so much more at Grace Christian Academy. The classical Christian approach utilized at GCA not only challenges our children, but has molded them into so much more than what we bargained for. We've noticed changes in character, maturity, discipline as well as a dramatic change in their work ethic as well. The work load at GCA is heavy and extremely challenging, but also well balanced and geared toward equipping a child's mind to becoming not only successful as an adult, but impacting the world through the eyes of God's Word. No school I know of employs such a curriculum quite like GCA. We are very thankful to God to be able to send our children there. Their staff is on par with excellence.
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Grateful for GCA!! We needed to find a school for our son and stumbled on GCA via online search. We met with the Headmaster and was pretty confident after that initial meeting we wanted our son to enroll. Fast forward to now (March 2019) we have been a part of the GCA family for more than half of the school year and we couldn`t be happier. The work is challenging and the structure is rigid.
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5  
This is an excellent school and a great family to be part of! All of our children attend GCA and we wouldn't have it any other way. They are regularly challenged beyond what they thought were their limits and will be well prepared to excel wherever they go. We are very happy with their spiritual maturity and academic competitiveness. The call to good citizenry is clearly sought at GCA and we are blessed to belong here!
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5  
Wonderful school with challenging academics, diverse student body, and committed teachers!
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5  
My family and I feel very Bless that God leads us to this school, excellent teachers that truly model Christ. They motivate are kids every day in every aspect, my kids actually love going to school every day. Would truly recommend it.
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We found GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY and wish we would have found this school sooner. This is the best decision our family has made for our child. The school challenges our daughter academically. We have no doubt whatsoever that she will be prepared for college. The school promotes knowing your faith and using it it your daily life. This school environment Teaches the students to be honest, possesse integrity, morality, Kindness and compassion. The staff and teachers are the warmest group of educators I have com across. It FEELS LIKE FAMILY HERE! Public schools are lost and have no desire to educate and protect ours kids. Forget about morales being taught in public school. Enroll at Grace Christian Academy...You will be making the best decision for your child!!
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After homeschooling our 14 yr old for 6 years, my wife and I decided we wanted to send our son to solid, well run high school with enough diversity in its curriculum to cover a broad spectrum. We found that and so much more at Grace Christian Academy. The classical Christian approach utilized at GCA not only challenges our son, but has molded him into so much more than what we bargained for-and he`s only been attending since Sept `16. We`ve noticed not only a change in character, but we see a dramatic change in his work ethic as well. The work load at GCA is well balanced and geared toward equipping a child`s mind to becoming not only successful as an adult, but impacting the world through the eyes of God`s Word. No school I know of employs such a curriculum quite like GCA. We are very thankful to God to be able to send our son there.
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What a goldmine I found at Grace! I was looking for a K-12 private, Christian school that wasn't out of my price range or bus district. On my first interview at GCA when I understood their structure and worldview I was sold! Learning about the Classical method of education was the real clincher for me - I couldn't have asked for more for my children! I can say from experience that the high standards they hold for their students also holds true for their excellent staff. Top notch teachers who give above and beyond is an understatement!
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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!
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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 .
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 114 students
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Nassau County, NY is $21,638 for elementary schools and $23,620 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nassau County, NY is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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