Grace Christian Elementary School endeavors to help children develop and mature in a positive, Christ-centered environment that integrates faith and learning by emphasizing Biblical training and academic excellence.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 727 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Grace Christian Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1979

Student Body

Total Students
727 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Grace Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Preschool-Casual, Elementary-Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please visit our website for current tuition rates.
Admissions Director
Kim Wininger

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
ACSI Academic Competitions, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Student Leadership Council

School Notes

  • Grace Christian Schools is committed to providing a Christ-centered education integrating spiritual, academic, social, physical, and emotional training leading to a life of commitment and service to God. Grace Christian Elementary School uses a curriculum that encompasses the development of the whole child. It is appropriately individualized and is centered around a strong, basic education that includes computer, art, music, physical education, Spanish and Chapel, which is taught by loving and talented teachers.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
I cannot say enough good things about this school! My husband and I are blown away by the curriculum, academics, and staff at this school. We actually live in Irvine so people thought we were a bit crazy to put our daughter in a Public school. We sought advice and prayed over our decision for months, and finally decided Grace Christian School was the answer. We have yet to be disappointed. Our Daughter loves it here and has thrived in the loving atmosphere and culture. It is almost like a family. In this day and age it's hard to find a school where you can truly feel your child is being fed academically to prepare them as well as learning the values taught at home. We have found it provides our daughter with security as our beliefs are extended to where she spends most of her day. I highly recommend Grace Christian!
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5  
Quality of programs and teachers and facilities have been wonderful. Daughter is in first year of preschool and we haven't had anything negative to say. The school and classroom are excellent communicators and they facilitate a wonderful preschool program with the foundation of God's Word.
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5  
I have three kids and have had various ones in public school, homeschool, and Grace Christian Elementary. Each experience has its upsides and downsides. Since our family made the switch to Grace, my kids have been so happy. My kids are learning how to write! Writing is one of the most difficult tasks for everyone. GCS provides the building blocks to make it understandable so the kids aren't "stuck." How many times did my publicly-schooled child say, "I don't know what to say. I don't know what to write." Grace kids will know what to write. I am impressed at the progress I am seeing in the kids as young as 1st grade. They just learned to read, and they are already gettting a solid foundation in writing. Yay! Moreover, math facts practice is part of their daily routine, so that the basic calculations will become second nature. The part that I think is even more important for my kids is the loving atmosphere and the genuine kindness shown to the kids. This is a safe environment for the kids to grow up and receive positive messages about who they are and that God made them for a special purpose. These are the positive images of themselves that I want my kids to have. My very shy daughter has matured so much in the 2 1/2 years that she has been at GCS. She is able to "risk" being herself and letting her light shine because she knows it is safe to do so. People worry about whether they will be ready for intermediate school after being under the shelter of a small private school like GCS, but I have only heard positive feedback from the first graduating class. They are prepared because they are strong individuals who have had the proper spiritual and educational foundations. These kids are coming from a place of strength, love, and a positive image of themselves.
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5  
We love GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL! I have a 1st grader and a Preschooler. The teachers, the quality academic program, enrichment programs, the staff!! There's nothing we don't love about Grace!
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5  
Our children have attended preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade at Grace Christian Schools and we are so impressed with how much they have learned in their primary years. Although we live in a very good public school district; the local funding has taken away music, art and other programs from the schools. At GCS, our children learn music, art, Computer and Spanish both daily and weekly. We Feel that our children need multiple disciplines to succeed academically. Of course, the greatest reason for our love of GCS is the Christian based education and the continuation of what they are learning in Sunday School at our church. Children are treated with love, compassion and God's principals at this school. It's worth every penny to keep our children here!
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5  
This is an amazing school. It has a very balanced curriculum and a wonderful playground, which is so important at the preschool age. One of my sons has been there for 2 years and will continue next year in their Transitional Kindergarten and my other son will be starting his first year of Preschool. I hope to continue them through the Elementary school. The school offers so much throughout the year: chapel, motor, music, parties, Christmas Music Performance, Daddy and Me Snow Day. The list goes on!!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 727 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,625 for elementary schools and $18,474 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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