Imagine a school where the love of Christ is lived every day.
Where children learn at the feet of teachers who are dedicated to seeing them grow in wisdom, and in stature and in favor with God and in favor with man.
A place where students receive an outstanding education; not just learning facts or how to perform well on a test, but rather how to use their minds to explore truth and to unlock the mysteries of God's creation.
A place where the whole student is developed according to his or her gifts, talents and passions, and equipped to discover and live out God's unique purposes for his or her life.This place does exist.
It is conveniently located on two beautiful campuses in the heart of Tyler, TX. It is Grace Community School.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,343
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Grace Community School - Upper Campus ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1974
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students
540 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Grace Community School - Upper Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
32%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, Cell Biology ADV, Statistics ADV
Average SAT score
1162
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Needs-based financial aid up to 50% is available.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director
Shari Wilson
Admissions Associate
Emily Neuhoff

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Fishing Team, Student

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band, Ceramics, Choir, Drama, Drumline, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sporting Clays

School Notes

  • Grace Community School exists to teach Jesus. That is who we are, and it is what we do. Picture who Jesus is and was. All that He did and said. What He taught us. What He's still teaching us every day. That is our primary focus. Grace is about Mrs. Allen not only teaching the American Civil War to your child, but to see God's sovereign hand through it. It is Coach Maddox, who uses the game of football to equip your son to endure the heat of August so he'll someday persevere through heat in his marriage. It is about showing your daughter how her hand on the bow of her cello can draw her closer to the heart of God. Finally, Grace is Mrs. Crawford praying over and shepherding the wounded heart of your child over the death of her goldfish, or her grandfather. If your greatest desire is for your child to learn to love the Lord with all his heart, all his soul, and all his mind, Grace would love to partner with you to help make that happen. It's what teaching Jesus is all about.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
We moved back to Tyler in the middle of my daughter`s first-grade year and as we have started to get a glimpse of what happens after high school (we just started visiting colleges since she is a junior), I am incredibly grateful for the education and experience she has received at Grace Community School. Christian education was important to me not as a replacement for teaching Jesus at home, but as a supplement. I love that Grace's faculty and staff teach from a Christian worldview. It is apparent as I work alongside teachers that they love Jesus and love our children. I see them as partners who reinforce what we are teaching at home and know my daughter will leave high school equipped to influence the world for Christ in college and in the workplace. I love Grace Community School and know you will too!
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5  
My twins started kindergarten at Grace and are in their senior year now! Every campus at Grace is special! I was an elementary classroom teacher in public schools for 4 years, and it was important to my husband and me to have our kids attend a school where the teachers are free to teach Jesus at the same time they are teaching them reading, writing, math, science, and etc. The teachers and staff at the campuses are all wonderful and helped us to reinforce the foundation in Christ that we were instilling at home and gave our kids a wonderful foundation in education that has been built upon at every campus. One special memory we will always cherish from our time at the elementary campus is the first day of school when my daughter was in 2nd grade, she came home and told us she prayed with her teacher that day to ask Jesus to be Lord and Savior of her life. We highly recommend Grace Community School!
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5  
We love Grace Community School! The staff is amazing and has invested countless hours in my children. They are always willing to meet early or late to enable our family to succeed.
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5  
We started our children in the elementary upon moving to Tyler. The faculty and staff prepared them well for the "freedom" experienced in JH. Our kids transitioned beautifully and have found great friends. There is a ton of athletic and academic options - perfect for each of my children - from drumline to cross country. The faculty and staff are extremely caring and are a tremendous blessing to our family.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 5-12
  • Students: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,343
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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