Grace Christian School

GCS provides an education that encourages a vital love for God, a commitment to academic excellence, and a dedication to serving others.
Serving families for over 39 years, our students experience a superior, distinctively Christian education from preschool - 8th grade.
Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a thorough and cohesive program of learning based on a Christian worldview. Teachers assist students in developing necessary skills and knowledge while fueling the natural curiosity of children.
Through a well-planned scope and sequence, increasing in complexity and fostering essential independence, students are well prepared to move on to high school, with the utmost spiritual, academic, emotional and social confidence.
A GCS Warrior accepts responsibility, demonstrates humility, and rejects passivity.
If you want your student to be a Warrior and learn how to develop servant-leadership, excellence, kindness, and so much more, then GCS is the place for you.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 410 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Grace Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
410 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Grace Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms required from Lands End

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
See website for detailed information regarding tuition and fees.
Summer Program Cost Notes
See website for detailed information regarding tuition and fees.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cindy Phillips
Admissions Associate
Stacey Stanley

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Discipleship NOW, National Association of Student Councils, National Junior Honor Society

Arts and Music Programs:
String Orchestras, Vocal Choir

School Notes

  • OUR FOUNDATION Faith is not hope. Faith is the means by which we receive those things we hope for. Neither is faith sight. Faith is the evidence of things not seen. Biblical faith is an absolute requirement for answered prayer. The writer of Hebrews states, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6, KJV). As a school of faith and as teachers and staff at GCS, our purpose is to model and give witness to faith every day, and to inspire our students to do the same.Preparation: The Bible tells us that perseverance and preparation go together. Good intentions and hard work are not enough with God. He also expects us to be good stewards and use the information as well as the resources that He has provided us to fulfill our calling. In His mercy, God provides us with everything we need to succeed. As a school of preparation, we believe our students are called to learn to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and active participants in their faith, in their citizenship and as life-long learners.Community: Throughout the Bible, "community" is mentioned as a way of life, particularly in the early Church. God has always been calling out a people for Himself, beginning with Israel and continuing with the church. Community is the lateral relationship of the cross, with the vertical being our relationship with God. By definition: "Biblical Community is the body of Christ expressing the life and message of Christ to build up one another and redeem the world for God`s glory." As a school of community, we believe in the partnership of our families, the church and our school in reinforcing critical values. Those values include our hope in the Gospel message, respect for individuals, and the dignity of life.ServiceThe Bible tells us that each of us should use whatever gifts God has uniquely given to us to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us." (Romans 12:4-6a) As a school of service, we believe each individual has a responsibility to the community. Service is belief in action, and ultimately, service enables our students to develop important leadership skills through Christ.SpiritIt is a common Bible teaching that how a man thinks is expressed in his actions (Prov. 23:7; Matt.12:34).The Hebrew word for 'spirit' means both the breath or mind, and also power. Our spirit, the essential us, refers to our thoughts and therefore also to the actions which we take to express those thoughts or disposition within us. On a far more glorious scale, God's spirit is the same; it is the power by which He displays His essential being, His disposition and purpose. God thinks and therefore does things: "As I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand" (Is. 14:24). As a school of spirit, we foster an environment where students learn, interact and develop friendships in a real world setting, allowing them to appreciate how each of us are uniquely created in God`s image, and to bind them together in our shared values.LeadershipCharacter is the conduit for producing Christian service and leadership. We lead out of who we are in Christ. Our relationship with Christ forms and shapes our person. We cannot separate our service and leadership from a composite picture of our values, beliefs and godly nature. Self-insight and learning and growing disposition ensure a maturing character and a more responsive leadership style. As a school of leadership, our goal is to inspire students into Christian leadership that embodies worshipping Christ, and includes a teaching and serving process that envisions, influences, shapes and enhances leaders and followers who realize God`s goals for change within their community
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Grace Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Grace Christian School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
Does Grace Christian School offer a summer program?
Yes, Grace Christian School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Grace Christian School offer?
Grace Christian School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Grace Christian School's ranking?
Grace Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Grace Christian School?
The application deadline for Grace Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Grace Christian School located?
Grace Christian School is located in the East Broad neighborhood of Blacklick, OH.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 410 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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