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1300 North Valrico Road
Valrico, FL 33594

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(813) 689-8815
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June 24, 2014
I am absolutely blessed that my children attend Grace Christan! They have attended both public and charter schools and Grace is the perfect fit. Grace has high academic standard in a loving family atmosphere. I have complete confidence in the staff with leading my children to spiritual and academic excellence. Grace has various sports programs and a summer camp.They also offer free after school tutoring to any student who may need additional help with any subject. The staff truly cares for the children and will do anything to help.I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to achieve academic excellence in a loving family like environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
My daughter attends Grace, I love the school and know most of the staff. They have been kind to my daughter and our family. She has excelled academically, athletically, and most important spiritually. I have gladly attended fundraisers and absolutely believe in this ministry. Anyone who has been part of a Christian School ministry understands the need to supplement tuition to help improve the experience for their kids. I would gladly do more. I saw a comment about "volunteer Dad coaches". God bless them. The only one I am aware of coaches Volleyball and has tons of experience. He actually owns his own club team, which many of the Grace girls play for. I only wish more kids would attend Grace, or schools like Grace. The world would be a better place.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
I recently graduated from Grace Christian, and I must say that the people involved with this school are amazing from top to bottom! I was constantly challenged to be a better person and leader. God was always prominent in our classrooms to our locker rooms. My coaches were amazing and helpful in addition to my teachers. I had a family at Grace that always showed such great leadership. Overall, I have been so blessed by this school. The time I spent in the classroom, on the court, and on the field at Grace will be times I will always cherish and be so thankful for.

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2014
Don't waste your time or money. You can't run a Christian School without Christian Leadership. You won't find true Christian leadership at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
My wife and I have been quite pleased with what this school has done for our children. Grace has been a blessing in so many ways. I read the review below today and wondered if we could be talking about the same school. I have a child in middle school and one in high school and our time has been amazing. Grace has challenged our kids on every level and the role models they have provided from top to bottom have been spectacular. The price is reasonable when compared to other schools and what each school offers. The sports program affords many kids,who may not be able to play (especially multiple sports) at public school, the chance to play high school sports. The teachers love the kids and the administration has had an open door to listen to any concerns we may have had. Couldn't be happier with GCS!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
Grace Christian has been a blessing to my family and I can not praise the school or the leadership enough. Our son has been at Grace Christian since kindergarten and he is currently about to enroll in 9th grade and looking forward to his high school years at Grace Christian. Grace has so many wonderful opportunities for the kids, from the high tech computer lab, sports programs, summer camps and highly academic courses, etc; it is a school that is continuing to grow. We can not say enough great things about Grace Christian and their leadership, truly a school and community that really cares about the future of the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
Our Family has been so blessed to attend Grace Christian School. Our 4 children run the gamut from Kindergarten to Freshman and we have been truly blown away with the education, environment, and leadership of this school. Our children are happy and thriving! The Administration and Teachers are outstanding, going above and beyond, to teach and care for our children. I am proud to be a parent of this school, it was the best decision we could have ever made!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
I recently watched my daughter graduate from Grace Christian. I am so proud of her and the choices that she has made in her young life. The relationships that she developed with her classmates and teachers will touch her and us forever. The faculty treated her with love and respect. That same love and respect was extended to her mother and I. From the Principal, to the teachers, the coaches to the office staff, the Christ centered attitude encouraged my daughter to live her life with character and devotion to our Savior. As far as academics, teachers went the extra mile to make sure she was prepared for the next chapter of her life. Her coaches prepared her to play at the next level, but most importantly, she is spiritually prepared to meet all of the challenges of a very difficult world and filled with passion to make it better. I would not change a thing.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
My son attended Grace Christian school this year. We had such a amazing school year. My sons teachers and administration are such great spiritual leaders for him. The schools education is top notch my son at the end of the school year was testing above several grade levels. My family has been very blessed to be a part of this school. The administration has gone above and beyond for our family. Grace is definitely showing my son how to be a caring, compassionate, polite and educated young man.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
Grace Christian has been a total blessing and wonderful school for our daughter. She just finished her freshman year of high school and came from public school, the administration and leadership was amazing! They helped with the adjustment and truly have the students' best interest at heart, they are disciplined and driven while keeping Christ at the center. We are grateful for the influence this school has had on our daughter's academic and spiritual growth. We would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2014
My children have spent the last several years at Grace Christian School and we feel extremely blessed to be here. We have four children and everyone of them love their teachers. Grace has something that most other school do not. They have teachers that love the Lord, love the school and love their students. I can't say enough about the administration and staff at Grace. The heart that the employees at Grace have for their students is amazing. We are so proud to tell other people about Grace. We know 100% that Grace has made a difference in our students lives.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2014
At any school there will be people who have situations that arise and every school is not a fit for every child. I have had one son already graduate from Grace and have another child who wild graduate soon. We couldn't be happier and haven't seen anything negative worth mentioning. We feel like the school has tremendous leadership and amazing teachers. There are tons of activities to keep the students engaged. Usually I don't write reviews of hardly anything but came across a negative review posted today and felt compelled to provide an opposing thought. I respect that a person could have a negative set of experiences but this has not been our experience at Grace Christian

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2013
this school is good educationally but I can agree with a lot of the other comments saying that the teachers are afraid to do or say anything in fear of losing there jobs and the tuition is very high n they are always asking for donations and/or doing a fundraiser. also about the couches being not fit for the job because a majority of them are volunteer dads. The principle is extremely unprofessional . the main issue with this school is poor leadership! With out the right leadership the education will not even get to be used.the school has such bad leadership that the students are forced to take the lead. so the high school runs the school. OVER ALL ITS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY TO SEND YOU CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2013
My son went to Grace Christian from 8th grade to 12th, graduating in 2009. Principle Barry McKeen was probably the most important reason why my son turned out to be a responsible, respectful, serving, patriot Christian American man. So..... If you want your child to learn what is truly right from wrong, this is your school. If you want your child to actually learn math, how to read & write, of history - including the constitution, while taking your your child out of Common Core curriculum, this is your school. If you want your child to learn about the Bible and live the life of Christianity, this is your school. If you want to feel your child is safe, this is your school. If you want your child to learn to respect adults while being a good role model to younger students by being kind, helpful and friendly, this is your school. If you want your child to really have the opportunity to be on a sports team, be a cheerleader, be in the choir, be in a musical or play, be a class leader or even be the homecoming king or queen, this is your school. If you want kids surrounding your child that do drugs, curse, bully and disrespect others, then this is not your school. Think About It.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
My oldest son just graduated from High School at Grace Christian. His 4 years at this school has been a wonderful journey. Teachers are amazing. My son is leaving the school very well prepared academically. He is taking with him the best education ever based on a Christian foundation. Grace Christian has a great sports program and many extra curricular activities. School staff is very family oriented and one hundred percent committed to the kids. Our family is looking forward to some more successful and fun years at Grace Christian with our youngest son . We highly recommend Grace Christian School

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
I highly recommend Grace Christian School. Both of my sons attended GCS from 2006 when we moved into the area. Our oldest graduated in 2009 and our other son in 2011. GCS is strong academically and athletically, and also provides a strong Christian foundation that gives the most balanced education experience. The kids grow and mature academically, personally, and spiritually. The staff and the teachers love every child and really care about their success and future. They truly invest themselves in the students' lives. There is discipline and structure along with encouragement, nurturing, and fun. Our oldest son just graduated college this year and I know that GCS gave him the kind of preparation he needed to succeed in college and beyond. Our other son is halfway through college now and doing very well. I want to thank GCS staff and teachers for the great education and wonderful environment they provided our sons over the years. They are more than teachers and administrators. They are mentors and friends to the students. If you are looking for a Christian school in this area that goes from preschool all the way to high school, this is it!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
This school is amazing! The leadership there is so wonderful. Mr. McKeen (Principal) has a true passion for young people and wants to see them succeed in life. He is a true example of what a Christian man should be and he is the kind of man you want your kids to be learning from and under the leadership of. He and his wife Becky are a true picture of what a Servant of the Lord should be. They are always there if needed, and have extended a hand of love to any and all who need it. I would recommend this school as the best Christian school in the area. It has the best, and most Godly, leadership of any school in the Tampa Bay area (and I went to another school in the area.) Best wishes to any and all who read this and chose to send their kids to Grace Christian School. You will truly be blessed!

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
My two children have attended Grace for several years. I could not be happier with the education they have received. They have experienced teachers that care about them and want to see them succeed. Many new and exciting things are happening at Grace and we are looking forward to the coming years.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
Grace Christian School has an amazing staff. Since we moved to this school our daughter is improving in all areas and actually likes school again. The teachers REALLY love the kids and are always available for extra help. So many activities available to participate in and the sports program is amazing. Love the fact that the teachers and curriculum are targeted to really help with college prep. Love that my child is getting a Bible based education.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
My children gave been going to Grace for a few years now. The best thing about Grace Christian School is the teachers. Their dedication to the students and their strong faith is what makes this school stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Daily The teachers are well prepared and academically challenge their students to fully prepare them for the world they will eventually enter. They offer a well rounded educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
Grace Christian is just as they say: academic excellence, with a Christian emphasis. The Staff, the curriculum and the love for the students is clearly reflected at Grace Christian School. Although they have experienced some tough times the past year and a half, they have been true and faithful servants to The Lord , the students and parents. They continue to move on and teach the Word of God, with high academics. There is no doubt in my mind my soon to be Fourth Grader would not be the sweet, obedient girl that she is without the leadership and loves she's received since Kindergarten. Truly blessed and thankful for Grace Christian.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
My grandchildren attend Grace Christian, not only is it a wonderful learning school, but Grace offers so much more, such as all levels of sports, various school wide events and Christian Fellowship.I would highly recommend Grace Christian to any parent seeking to enrich their child.

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
I can't imagine sending my child anywhere else. The same teachers have been there for years. They are truly dedicated to giving your child a great education as well as Christian principles and values. I know my child is being well taken care of and is safe while he is at school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I went to grace kindergarten through 12th. I really enjoyed my time there. I graduated two years ago and have been not only been excelling in college, but also following what I believe to be God's plan for my life. I would not have been able to accomplish any of the things I have without the values that grace taught me while I was attending school there. The teachers care about there students and sacrifice a lot for them. Great school and can't wait to see how it continues to grow in the coming years!!

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
I attended GCS for 9 years. I received an excellent education and felt as prepared as one could be going into college I was involved in athletics. The coaches taught me self-discipline, dedication and work ethic not just on the court/field but in life....traits that have followed me into adulthood. I almost always felt encouraged and challeneged. I would recommend this school to parents who want their children to grow up with a strong Christian based education and a solid school that has structure, rules and expectations of certain behavior.

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2012
This place is not a good school. The entire academic program is outdated.. This is a very small school and it does not have the proper resources to educate your child. They have numerous staff members that are not qualified to teach anything. Most of the coaches are volunteer dad coaches that know little about the sport they are coaching. However, they are very good at making sure their child plays. They have limited chapel for elementary students like 4x a year. The owner of the school takes great pride in doing things her way or the highway.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
The school has not had 500 students since the early 1980s. The staff will lie and say the average class size is 18 but it is more like 5-10. That is horrible prepare for the classes to be doubled up.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2012
Love this school! My experience with Grace Christian Schools has always been very positive. Their curriculum is fantastic and the teachers there really do care. I would choose this school again and again! Thank you Grace - great job!

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2011
This school has been consistently going downhill for years due to the very poor leadership and oversight! Some teachers are excellent, but all are scared of the 'powers that be'. Education is ok, but I would no longer send my children to this place!!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2011
Was a great school, but with a new principle that rules with an iron fist, she has really brought down the school in terms of it being the once school of love and teaching to more of a school of "it's my way or the highway" Teachers are afraid to say or do anything in fear of losing their jobs. The principle will breach your contract with no notice and for any reason she chooses. Not a pleasant event when your children have been there for a little while and in the middle of a school year. There are plenty of other great private schools to choose from.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
I have 2 children that attend this school. I am very very happy with the education they are receiving. One review said that that they constantly ask for donations and fundraisers but this has not been my experience. Once a year they have a sports fundraiser and I've never been asked for a donation. My children love going to school and are receiving a fabulous education! Well worth the money!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
I cannot speak highly enough of this excellent Christian school. I live near Tampa, but it's worth the drive to know that my kids are receiving an outstanding education. Like the other reviewers said, their athletics programs are unbelievably good. (I think the principal used to play pro-baseball a while back, so he may play some part in that...) But it's the academic excellence that all of the faculty exhibits that has my kids returning each year. It is a FACT that the students attending here rank 1 to 2 grades higher than the national average on their SATs. That's probably one reason why they were just voted as the Best private school in Brandon for 2010 by the Brandon News and Tribune.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 28, 2009
I went there for 4 years and it was a great experience they teach the children to read at a young age so now i read better than most college kids.( I am in 7th grade) Also the have an awesome athletics program , their cheerleaders win nationals every year( I was on the team) and it is a really good school, but it is costly ( lots of money and they always demand more) but its worth it.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 14, 2008
I went to Grace from K-12th grade and can tell you first hand they totally prepared for what was ahead. Grace Christian Schools education both spiritually and academically is amazing. You will not find teachers who care more for these students anywhere! My two children attend Grace and I could not be more please with the results. My daughter who is in first grade can read better than most 4th graders in the public school system. I would not only recommend Grace Christian to others I would highly suggest it!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2008
My children attended there for three years. We had a pretty good experience. The teachers they had were great. Expensive tuition and constantly asking for donations and/or doing fundraisers.

- submitted by a parent
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Grace Christian School
1300 North Valrico Road, Valrico, FL  33594
(813) 689-8815
Last modified Grace Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Grace Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top