Grace Christian Academy

  • GCA assists families in providing a sound education for their children through the integration of faith and learning.
  • GCA is committed to teaching a Biblical worldview in the development of basic spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social skills.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students195 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Grace Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score22
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(dress up on chapel day)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,420
Tuition NotesThis is the Elementary rate. Registration, technology fees, testing fees, fundraising fees, and book fees are included in this cost. High school is $4840.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAaron Most
Admissions AssociateJulie Betz


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,

School Notes

  • Grace Christian Academy is located at 2499 Waldron Road in Kankakee, Illinois, providing quality education for students in grades K3-12. GCA assists families in providing a sound education for their children through the integration of faith and learning. GCA is committed to teaching a Biblical worldview in the development of basic spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social skills.Grace Christian Academy is open to anyone interested in securing a Christian education from K3 through twelfth grade, who the school finds qualified for admission and who agrees (and whose parents agree) that he or she shall abide by Grace Christian Academy rules. It must always be understood that attendance at Grace Christian Academy is a privilege and not a right. This privilege must be forfeited by any student who does not conform to the school`s standards of conduct and/or who is unwilling to adjust to our environment.All students must want to attend Grace Christian Academy and agree to honestly and wholeheartedly apply themselves to "study to show [themselves] approved unto God" (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). They also agree to be courteous and respectful to their peers, staff, faculty, and other daily associates.Grace Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.Grace Christian Academy reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Grace Christian Academy administration and to abide by its policies. Grace Christian Academy has no obligation to provide service and reserves the right to refuse service.

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  • Kankakee
    Grades: PK-12 | 301 students
    3.6 miles
    1580 Butterfield Trail
    Kankakee, IL 60901
    (815) 935-8080
    3.6 PK-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 315 students
    3.6 miles
    550 W Brookmont Blvd
    Kankakee, IL 60901
    (815) 932-7413
    3.6 9-12
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    Grades: PK-12 | 99 students
    31.2 miles
    24466 Eames St (Rt 6)
    Channahon, IL 60410
    (815) 521-1381
    31.2 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
It was a huge decision as to where our two daughters would be educated. We had presentations from the government schools where we found out that diversity and liberalism were the hallmarks. In interviewing Grace we found that diversity was assumed as God's plan (all in His image) and that abominations of the Bible were forbidden. It is a breath of fresh air as your children take their first steps on that straight and narrow road.
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Open to different ways of learning. Well rounded school with plenty of extra curricular activities for children. A great school to be a part of.
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