Grace Prep High School

While other schools spend their time and focus preparing students for college or for a job, we spend our resources preparing students for life.
God has a unique purpose for each student's life.
School should be a place where that purpose is discovered and developed. We equip students with a Christian worldview so that they can understand God's truths regarding real world issues like history, abortion, politics, wealth,debt, hunger, and marriage.
Students learn the relevance of biblical truths, the purpose of evangelism, and the importance of discipleship.
Grace Prep students are equipped to share their faith, discuss evolution, creation, world religions and influential philosophies.
Everything that we do, from planning the sports programs, to choosing the 10th grade reading list, reflects our commitment to God and grace.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2004

Student Body

Total Students71 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Grace Prep High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorJarrod Sechler
Admissions AssociateJane Auhl


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Kayaking, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Private Music Lessons, Video Production, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Graphic Design, Mock Trial

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Since 2004, when we invented a new kind of school, people from around the world, from Nashville to the Phillippines, have enjoyed the 40 Points that define our school. 1. We believe that kids need a creative, cool, and challenging environment to spread their wings and to learn the disciplines of life. 2. We believe that helping your child discover his or her passion will fuel spectacular achievement. 3. We believe that developing an intelligent faith and intimate friendship with Jesus will create lifelong fulfillment. 4. We believe that families are too busy and that schools waste lots of time on busy work and homework and justify it in the name of academic rigor. 5. We believe in academic rigor. 6. We believe that schools should be efficient enough to teach your kids in the 30-40 hours per week of class time. 7. We believe that late afternoons in childhood are meant for riding bikes, playing ball, and hanging out with close friends. 8. We believe that evenings are for families and reading and rest. 9. We believe that history is more exciting and easier to remember when you're in Boston, Gettysburg or Valley Forge. 10. We believe Spanish is easier to learn in Mexico than in a school classroom. 11. We believe that most students go to college with no idea of who they are and what they want to be. 12. We believe it is the school's privilege to help them discover their spiritual gifts and to show them who God meant them to be. 13. We believe that "why do we have to learn this stuff " is a very good question. 14. We believe that a school cannot teach the whole truth to students if it doesn't acknowledge Jesus Christ as the foundation for all Truth. 15. We believe that parents are responsible for their children and have the right to control their educational experience and goals. 16. We believe that teachers are flooded with paperwork and bureaucracy instead of resources and support. 17. We believe parents would have a hard time sitting on those hard school chairs. 18. We believe students are capable of entrepreneurship and student-led businesses and not just selling hoagies. 19. We believe students should learn to avoid debt, pay cash, and read the fine print. 20. We think they should understand God's view of sex so they can anticipate the blessing. 21. We think parents have the right to know what is going to be taught before it's taught. 22. We believe not all kids are meant for college and that schools should value them as much as God does. 23. We believe that legalism is the easy way out and is employed by weak leaders. 24. We believe that no sin is too large to forgive and that no sin is too small to ignore. 25. We believe in extravagant grace and have known its beauty. We believe that it's messy and wonderfully unjust. It gives us what we don't deserve. 26. We abhor internal politics, superficiality, unnecessary secrets, and constant spin. 27. We believe in truth that confronts and we're ok with being yelled at behind closed doors. 28. We believe that transparency sets us free and helps us love others more, not less. 29. We believe that on nice days it might be better to have class outside. 30. We believe in leadership that is subjective and considers the uniqueness of kids. 31. We believe in fighting every battle that needs to be fought and leaving no one behind, no matter how broken. 32. We believe there is at least one kid in every class who needs special attention and love in spite of his behavior. 33. We believe that same kid will be transformed by the teacher who finds his passion. 34. We believe teachers work hard during the year, but have a great deal in the summer. 35. We believe modesty is a matter of the girl's heart and the guy's mind and we're committed to protecting both. 36. We believe great schools can afford great sports programs. 37. We believe money follows excellence, excellence follows vision, and visionaries must follow God. 38. We believe that families that can't afford Christian education sometimes need it most. 39. We believe one of the greatest joys in life is finding out that it's a snow day. 40. We believe in God-sized tasks and believe Grace Prep is one of them.
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