Grace Church School

Since 1894, Grace has promoted academic excellence through a pedagogy of joy: an approach that reflects our belief that students learn best when motivated by delight, wonder, curiosity, and purpose.
Our passionate and talented faculty and staff provide students from Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade with an education that is not only academically rigorous, but encourages students to think critically and to consider how they can extend what they learn in the classroom to improve the world around them.We promote values like curiosity, humility, kindness, and courage, understanding rigorous forms of each to be sources of wisdom.
As an Episcopal school, Grace welcomes children and families of all faiths and beliefs.
We believe in the inherent, precious dignity of every individual and seek to provide an outstanding education worthy of our common humanity.
We invite you to visit us to get a firsthand sense of the enthusiasm for learning and warmth of spirit that make Grace, Grace.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 782 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,720
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Grace Church School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
782 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Grace Church School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
132 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform JK-8 campus only

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
For everything for which there is a charge, FA is available.
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$39,000
Admissions Director
Margery Hellmold, Camilla Campbell
Admissions Associate
James Bravo

Sports

Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Grace Church School cost?
Grace Church School's tuition is approximately $62,720 for private students.
What sports does Grace Church School offer?
Grace Church School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Grace Church School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is Grace Church School's ranking?
Grace Church School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Grace Church School?
The application deadline for Grace Church School is Dec. 1.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
I have been a Grace parent for 3 years and I have had a wonderful experience at the school. I am most impressed by the faculty and staff - it is apparent how dedicated they are to their students and helping them learn, but it is also clear that they love what they do. They are consistently warm, supportive, and responsive. Another strength of the school is its close-knit community feel. The parents and families of the students are eager to be involved, and the school provides a multitude of opportunities for them to volunteer, gather, and participate in their child's school experience.
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5  
I highly recommend Grace Church School as a rigorous academic experience. For more than 10+ years, Grace's teachers have encouraged my kids to explore, be curious, and take risks. They have developed excellent essay writing skills, the French and Latin departments are incredible and their knowledge of math and science has deepened. We were originally drawn to Grace because of the close community and the incredible curriculum. Also, athletics at the High School and Middle School has been an incredible experience too.
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5  
From the first day we took the tour, we knew Grace was our top choice. The academics and the community of the school aligned with our family's values. While our family is not religious, we appreciated how the episcopal identity of the school provided a template for strong character-building for my kids to be good citizens. Isn't that what all parents want for their kids? We want our children to be happy, kind, and smart. Our kids have been at Grace for almost 10 years and we are proud of them. The saying it takes a village to raise a child- the teachers and the school community really did help raise my kids and we are grateful for the positive influence and encouragement they provided. The early childhood and lower school divisions are especially strong, with excellent teachers (parents argue that their kid's teacher is the best), and Grace is one of the few K-12 schools that start fielding teams in the 5th grade, which is rare (most schools with an HS cannot start sports until the 7th grade). The middle school just got two new floors, which provide new classrooms for English and History, and Performing Arts (drama, chorus, orchestra, and strings). Plus a brand new Design/Innovation Lab that incorporates design and tech into the science curriculum. Exciting developments!
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5  
We have two kids in Grace and absolutely love the school. Both of them started in Junior Kindergarten, and we have thoroughly appreciated every aspect of the school since we were admitted. Teachers and staff are approachable, accessible, and quick to reply to emails. The kids' workloads are very manageable, and the class projects and assignments are often interdisciplinary and engage both critical thinking and creativity in our kids. We love the mid- and end-of-year performances that take place throughout the Early Childhood program and Lower School. The school did an excellent job during COVID-19 pivoting to remote learning and not letting kids fall behind - quickly utilizing technology then and continuing to engage technology as a tool throughout the curriculum. As parents, we feel like we can be very involved in their academic journey, not to mention the opportunities to become involved with the school and the Parent's Association. We love it here.
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5  
I am the parent of a second grader at GCS. We chose Grace over other private schools for a few reasons: 1) The education the children receive, while keeping up the the times, is rigorous and traditional. The children have educational benchmarks, they get grades, do homework, and develop lifelong study and organizational skills. The lessons are engaging and foster a love of learning. 2) Over 1/4 of the school receives some kind of financial aid, which fosters economic diversity. It is important to us that our child not only be surrounded by people who can afford private school tuition. 3) The values of GCS reinforce the work we do at home to raise a child with a deep sense of empathy, who cares about others both inside and outside of their communities. 4) GCS is a warm environment where the teachers and administration genuinely care about the students. Our child was accepted into other great schools, but the loving environment at Grace is what ultimately tipped the scales for us.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 782 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,720
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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