Grace Christian Academy
5.00 (9 reviews)
Grace Christian Academy Photo #2 - American Heritage Girls Troop NY1999 is the only AHG chapter in all of NYC and Long Island. It's approach to scouting is Christ-centered and patriotic. 40% of our girls come from outside GCA, some from public school and many from home schools.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #3 - Our young athletic program is growing. We now have volleyball, flag football, basketball and fencing.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #4 - Our new International Student Center offers its students instruction by an experienced and certified ELL teacher and a variety of interesting American cultural experiences.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #5 - Field trips to museums are important and frequent for all of our students as they are quite beneficial in bringing classical history and ideas that shaped western civilization to life.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #6 - Our International Relations course investigates major contemporary issues and exposes students to global relations and the workings of the United Nations.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #7 - Athletics are a major part of GCA life and play a significant role in character development.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #8 - Hands-on activities such as the 7th grade's archeology dig enhance learning as they give students up-close and personal experiences with their subject matter.
Grace Christian Academy Photo #9 - The arts are a major focus of Classical education. GCA offers its students a variety of musical instruction and private lessons. Our Theater Club puts on a major production for the public each year such as The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, and this year's Oliver.
- 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Total Students||169 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 28%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|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|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Please call for details|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Stephen Schultz|
|Admissions Associate||Deborah Rivera|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Fencing, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketball, Fencing,|
Flag Football, Volleyball,
|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
- 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:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Locust Valley Grades: NS-12 | 765 students
270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
(516)676-0393 13.9 NS-12
- Freeport Grades: K-8 | 111 students
50 N Main St
Freeport, NY 11520
(516)546-2020 1.7 K-8
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.
- Posted by Parent - Gilead-Johnson
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!
- Posted by Parent - GCA Dad
Wonderful school with challenging academics, diverse student body, and committed teachers!
- Posted by Parent - GCA parent
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.
- Posted by Parent - Family Calderon
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!!
- Posted by Parent - Colonna family
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.
- Posted by Parent - R. Woolford
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!
- Posted by Parent - Spallino
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 - schul
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 - vmmw
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