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PK-8
Private
Tempe, AZ
Students enrolled: 300
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1200 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

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(480) 966-5022
(480) 968-4166
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April 29, 2014
I love this school! My family has been blessed to attend GCCS. The teachers and staff truly care about my family and teaching my child academics with biblical principals. We have been part of the GCCS family for many years and wouldn't have it any other way.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
The Grace staff is so wonderful. They truly get to know all the children and the parents. My son absolutely loves going to school at Grace. Not only are the people amazing the education my son receives exceeded my expectations. They do quarterly testings at my sons class which is wonderful so I can see where he is excelling, and where I need to work with him more at home. I love that the school expects that parents get involved in the child's education. Most importantly I am so thankful that my son is in a safe and kind environment. He is able to learn and talk about God where in public schools that is frowned upon. I can't thank Grace enough for everything they do for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
The administration and teachers have been very caring and encouraging to our kids. They've made it their business to really build into the lives of the young people, spiritually and academically. The kids understand they are not just a number, and don't get lost in the shuffle. The subjects are taught from a Biblical perspective. The teaching does not shy away from this perspective, and challenges students in their critical thinking about their personal faith and worldview. The curriculum is also very strong in developing a sense of patriotism. The grading scale is more rigorous than in public school and I can definitely tell my kids are getting a private school quality of education. They do not unnecessarily overload the kids with homework. In middle school, P.E. is taught 4 days a week. They do get great workouts there! The kids begin band or vocal performance in 5th grade, and can advance to Honor Band/Choir. There are after-school enrichment programs in art, music, theatre, and other disciplines. I feel my kids are safe and sound at Grace and don't worry about their innocence being negatively affected there. It is a wholesome and happy environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
We love this school. I had the privilege to attend as a child and now my kids go and will go to this school. Great heart for a biblical world view and preparation for life.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
Grace is a wonderful school! I cannot say enough good things about it. The entire staff is caring and warm to the students. I feel my children are very safe there. The parents are very involved, which shows in the behavior of the children. And, on top of all that, the academics are great. This is in part due to the small class sizes. My children each have only 17 in their class. This allow for tons of individualized time. The campus itself is beautiful with tons of mature shade trees. They offer before and after school care as well as sports, after school programs (such as drama, spanish, art, music, and more), and many social opportunities. I love Grace!!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Our family has been at Grace Community Christian School for 20 years and we love it! It is like family to us. The teachers are caring & nurturing while helping our students strive to reach their full potential. The school raises money each year to update curriculum, computers, equipment, etc. They teach a Bible-based worldview. By the time our students graduate 8th grade, they are confident, academically as well as spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
I have 3 children who have attended Grace for almost 7 years now (one now in high school). I have been pleased with the quality education, spiritual guidance and amazing opportunities that Grace offers. I feel that Grace has done an excellent job keeping educational standards high while instilling a love for Christ in my children. I love that GCCS offers music programs and a wide variety of sports. My kids have enjoyed getting involved at Grace. My son (now a freshman) has adjusted wonderfully to high school and through Grace was placed in higer level math (geometry testing out of Algebra I) and has consistantly scored in the top 70-99 national percentile rank on standardized testing in all subjects. My younger chldren are also doing very well academically and LOVE school! As a certified teacher, I am pleased to know that Grace teachers are state certified and our administator was a former public school principal ( a rare find in Christian schools). I have been pleased with the staff at Grace. I know my children feel loved, safe and accepted. GCCS is a Christ-centerd school and we feel blessed to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2014
Grace Community Christian School has to be one of the worst educations that you can offer your child. From faith, sports to academics. My son attended GCCS from 4-8th grade. I'm so mad at myself for not getting more involved with his level of knowledge that was being taught. I'm now spending thousands of dollars and countless hours catching my son up to a public 9th grade school level. His fellow classmates are also in the same situation. GCCS is more concerned with collecting your check than your child's education. My son and his fellow classmates are currently at a 7th grade level which I was told he would be at a higher level than our states public system. From the faculty turnover to the unethical view the real world should of been a red flag. I apologize for not being more involved with my sons education. I plead with other parents to please be careful and always follow where your child should be academically if you choose a private or charter school. Don't wait like I did and put your child thru this. I'm not going to go on and on, but please save your money and your child's education and choose another school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
This is a great school with staff members that love your child. The academics are wonderful and teachers are caring and loving. Sports for the older kids and many after school activities, as well as computer, art, music and Pe. It is worth your time to check out this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Grace Community Christian School is not only a place of academics but a place of community. The class sizes are small enough for teacher student attention to be a focus, the teachers show love and compassion toward each child. The friendships that my children have made is priceless. As a parent there is such a feeling of family at Grace, there is an amazing community with the teachers, staff, and other parents. There are wonderful opportunities to be involved in the classroom and campus activities. We feel treasured as a family, my children are learning the Word of God daily and able to see it through the hands of the teachers and staff of Grace.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
My daughter started at Grace Community Christian School when she was 4 years old. We loved the preschool. She grew socially, academically, and more importantly spiritually. We tried a public kindergarten but found that it was not the place for her...or us. We re-enrolled her At Grace for 1st grade. Now she is starting her 8th grade year there. She has blossomed into an amazingly confidant and bright young lady. She is sweet, kind, generous and Loves the Lord. Grace Community Christian School is truly a Community whose goal is to grow kids into successful young men and women of God.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
Our kids have been at Grace for the past 10 years (from Preschool 3's to Middle School). This school has not only been an outstanding environment for learning at a high academic level, it is a safe, family-like place for them to call "home away from home". Caring teachers and staff, competent leadership, bible-based teaching and attitude, a beautiful campus, and multiple extra-curricular and sports offerings add up to an excellent school experience. The only thing that would make this school better is if it had a High School so that we wouldn't have to leave after 8th grade! There is a wonderful spirit at Grace that makes the school stands out.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Grace Community Christian School has offered my children an amazing learning experience focused on core academic education and promoting Christian social values. When I drop my kids off each morning, I know that whatever challenges or celebrations they experience will be surrounded by children, teachers and administrators that share the same moral and social values as my children. On our way to school each day,each child in our carpool prays for what is on their heart. It amazing when I hear the inspirational and Godly words that are stated from the mouths of these children. Grace Community Christian School is not only an educational experience but have become our "extended family." I thank God for the opportunity that he has provided me to give my children this amazing experience. I see how it makes a difference in their development to adulthood. Thank you Grace Community Christian School!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
Education in Christ, Preparation for Life... and it stands true at GCCS. Academic Excellence in a Christian Foundation. It is a great family community, where all are loved and received... no matter what walk of life you come from. School offers PreSchool to 8th Grade. Along with the above mentioned the school also has a program called Grace Gives.. it's a community service aspect integrated in and out of the classroom. Students participate in age appropriate activities on and off campus to make a difference in their community!! A new program this year is BLAST!, it is an after school program for children to take their learning to a new and fun direction.. like Mad Science, Kreun's Healthy Kitchen, Homework Lab, Spanish, Art and the list goes on. BLAST! is a great opportunity for students to enrich their passions without the worry of grades. As for the administrator, teachers and staff... you will not find a better group of individuals who are dedicated to your student's educational success!! Administrator continues to review and implement curriculum to keep our students excelling and prepared for the next level. I would highly recommend this school to ALL!!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
What an awesome school this is. Our daughter has been going there since kindergarten. Even after she was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade she has had nothing but the best education. It is a very comforting feeling knowing that once she is dropped of at school we have no concerns as parents. It almost feels at though we are a community within itself. This being a big city and knowing how big most of the other schools are is something rare to find.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
We love GCCS! It is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers. We are going on our 9th year there!!! We are planning on sending all of our children through there from preschool on through 8th grade!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2011
We are so blessed to be at Grace! This is a school that not only proclaims to be a Christian school, but is actually living it out! They started a new program this year called Grace Gives, and our kids are out serving in the community in many different ways. They are teaching our kids to love and serve others just as Jesus Christ did! What an amazing school!! We are so thankful for the Christ-centered focus at Grace!!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
We had a math teacher this year, 2010/2011 that inadequately prepared students for the next grade. 7th grade pre-algebra students need to re-take pre-algebra in 8th grade despite receiving high grades. The principal is aware of this, yet is bringing the math teacher back next year for 6th grade. The principal has admitted to the teacher not teaching kids properly. They have a hard time retaining teachers. Last year's math teacher was fired. This school is small, which is nice, but has a difficult time hiring/keepig quality teachers. Education is not worth the extra money spent out of pocket.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
The teachers are awesome, my daughter got so attached to all of them. Everything about the preschool was amazing, for kids and parents, nothing bad at all to say about the school. The preschool directer Shirley Brook is the sweetest lady you will ever meet

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
School does not entirely follow state standards. Text books are 10-20 yrs old. Curriculum map does not follow a logical flow (esply in math). Resources for students are not available ie., counseling, resource, OT, etc.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2010
Grace Community Christian School is an amazing school, and a wonderful place for children to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
I am currently a 7th grade student at Grace. It is a wonderful school. I've gone here ever since I was in kindergarden. The teachers are excellent, and the school campus is gorgeous. Some of the students here have known each other for a very long and a lot of the new students here have been rejected by many of my peers, but overall Grace is a great school.

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2009
This school is just in it for the money. They profess Christianity but do not lead by example.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
My family has been blessed to have all three of our children attend GCCS. The academics is superb as well as the extra programs that are provided as part of tuition. I would highly recommend GCCS to any parent looking for a school that has a Christian as well as an academic directive, for their child(ren).

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
Awesome!! Great certified teachers who take the time to teach every child. A school that creates programs the kids ask for (such as bucket drumming amidst traditional music instruction.) A school that evaluates each child every year and provides what they need (ie: speech therapist evaluation and therapy.) A school that makes learning fun, involves the parents, teaches good life skills and has a strong educational program to prepare each child for life. All with Chist in the center. Awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
My childern have loved the preschool program. I would highly recommend this school. The teachers are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
Grace has been a wonderful school to attend. With our new administer I feel that it can only get better. I can't rate this school with a five star because of the student/teacher ratio. They must do something about the high numbers in the class. Its not 18 as this Greatschools informs. Anyone who is looking for a new school for their child must come and observe. That is the only true way you can tell what environment is best for your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
I'm a student at Grace and I think its great. I love how the teachers are so nice and helpful. We recently got a new principal and i think hes really helped the school tremendously. I love the way he talks to us. He doesn't talk talk down to us, but when you talk to him you know your opinion matters. However Grace is a fantastic school I have found that theres not to many extracricular programs. We have your basics science, math, geography, literature, but then you also have to take spanish 5-8.We also have a great chapel where every friday we sing songs in a worship center and a paster comes and talks to us but its really fun :) You can also do sports and student councel as well.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2007
I'm really impressed by how great the campass is and looks....how ever I'm extremely disappointed in the library. The library is the smallest one I've ever seen. But other than that I think its great

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2005
Grace is a wonderful school . I am a student in 8th grade. Last year (2004-2005) we had electives that included , worship through the fine arts, drama, band, chior, strings, and more! This year we dont have as much as last year but its ok. Right now I am on the softball team and I was the manager of the volleyball team! And the coaches are awesome! They are so understanding . And they will really help your faith grow while enjoying sports. There is alot of parent involvment at grace! It is a very warming atmostphere. And I would totally agree that your child should go to grace! Its soo much fun!

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2005
My child has just started kindergarten at Grace Community Christian School and it has been wonderful. Over the past year, I have observed many classrooms at this school and all of the teachers are exceptional. The children are kind, the teachers treat the children with great respect, and many of the teachers have been there for over a decade. The academic program is strong and well rounded. They offer music, art, Bible, Spanish, computers, P.E. all with very qualified teachers who appear to love their work. Parental involvement is very high. Teachers welcome communication from parents and they provide weekly newsletters to parents. I have met countless families whose children have attended Grace for many years and they are all extremely pleased with this school. If you are searching for a very solid Christian school in the East Valley, look no further.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
I attend GCCS and i must say that it is an exceptional school. The parent involvment is very well. This 2004-2005 year GCCS has added spanish classes. Which is a good extracurricular activity for high school or collage. GCCS offerse a great sports involvment, which include for the girls: volleyball, softball, and basketball. And for the boys: soccer, basketball, and baseball.This is a very God loving school. If i had a child i would deffinatly send him/her there!!!

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
I have one child attending GCCS and one that has graduated. If you are looking for a solid bible based education with high acedemic standards in the basic subjects, this is the school. Both my children have always scored above average in the Iowa's as well as their peers. GCCS however does not offer any art or spanish classes. They do offer these subjects after school for an extra fee.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Grace is an exceptional school offering biblical principles, academic knowledge and musical abilities leading to a well-rounded person. Every year my child says he has had the best teacher. And I agree. He is developing life long relationships along with a love for the Lord.

- submitted by a parent
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Grace Community Christian School
1200 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ  85282
(480) 966-5022
Last modified Grace Community Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Grace Community Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top