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School leader Ann Wall
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5500 Gray Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237

(317) 786-3559
(317) 789-4046
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3 stars
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August 03, 2012
Our family has been part of the Gray Road family for years. We love it! We have been blessed with excellent teachers who appreciate our children for the unique individuals that they are and who challenge and help each child as needed. I knew this was a special place when I saw the principal outside in sub-zero weather walking children into school. Be warned though, this school only goes through 6th grade, and no matter what school your children move on to after that, it will never live up to Gray Road.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
Our child attends this school and he loves it! All of the teachers and staff that I have had contact with are very nice and clearly care about our child. We have always been given honest assessments of our child's progress and great attention has been given to our child's individual needs. The tuition is also affordable. Most importantly, we know that we are sending our child to a school where the name of Jesus Christ can be spoken and Biblical principles can be taught freely.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
My children love coming to Gray Road Christian School. One of my sons will be going into pre-school and the other will be starting K-5. They both are very excited, especially my 4 yr. old. He now gets to go to school like his big brother. We have truly enjoyed our experience with the school. The teachers and staff are amazing! And the teachers love and nuture our children while away at work. But most of all, Jesus Christ is the center of everything they do. Our family is truly blessed!! We are so thankful for such a great school to send our children too. The school is amazing!!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
We love Gray Road Christian School. My children are in 4th and 2nd grade and have attended since PreK3. Every year I think it can't get any better yet it does. My children are excited to go to school every day. Most days they do not want to leave. The staff is amazing. I only wish we didn't have to leave after 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
Some of the teachers at Gray Road are wonderful, but many of them are ungodly and gossip about eachother and their students and parents. I have witnessed this firsthand many times.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
Something that I find very disturbing is that the prek students are allowed to roam through the building unspervised. I have volunteered many times and asked a wondering student where they were going all alone and they said "to the bathroom", which is out of sight from any teacher. I can't believe a school would allow this especially when the bathrooms are located near an exit of the building.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
Love love love Gray Road Christian School! I have had children in preschool all the way to elementary and was blessed by the staff. They provide a loving safe place to get a great education. The preschool teachers loved my children as if they were their very own.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
No extracurricular activities. No computer lab. Principal will tell you anything to get you to enroll and then make excuses for why she can't follow through with promises. Tuition is lower than others but they make up for it with all the fees throughout the year. Almost no technology. No recess during rainy or cold weather because the gym doubles as the cafeteria. If they can't play outside then they don't get to play at all.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
I will not be sending my child back to GRCS. The lack of communication in this school is appalling. There have been numerous staff changes without letting the parents know what is going on. My child had 3 different teachers throughout the year - as a parent I need to know who is looking after my child everyday! I found that in the preschool wing, the teachers put the children down for a nap as early as 12:40 when they can't go outside to play and don't wake them up until 3:00. At the beginning of the year I was told that the children didn't lay down until almost 1:30. On days I would pick my child up early, all the preschool teachers would be sitting together in the hall with no adults in the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2011
Our son is in his fourth year, 1st grade, at Gray Road and we have been very happy with the education he has received. The teachers are attentive to each individual student and use different techniques to help each one maximize learning as well as promoting socialization and Christian values. Our son enjoys the hands-on learning opportunities that are available almost daily. Another huge bonus for our family is the availability of extended care before and after school. The before and after school care is flexible and can be utilized on a day by day basis unlike other programs where days must be pre-selected. The church leadership is available to parents and students for consultation regarding family issues and Christian principles related to daily life.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
We are so thrilled that we found Gray Road Christian School and could not be happier having our son attend there. There is nothing better, when you drop your child off at school, to know that they are loved and cared for by a "family" of teachers and staff that want what is best for them. My son is receiving a wonderful education that is, most importantly, Christian based and Christ centered. The teachers challenge and push my son in his school work without overloading him with homework. I only wish I didn't have to think about him changing schools after 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
My son has attended school at Gray Road for the last 3 years and we could not be happier with it. All of the teachers are phenominal. The class sizes are small and most importantly Christian values are instilled in the children. As a parent I could not ask for a better school for my son to attend.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2011
Our daughter has attended Gray Road since pre-school and is now in 4th grade. We love our school...the academics are appropriately challenging and the teachers and staff create a loving, Christian environment in which the children can learn and grow. I only wish they went through 8th grade so we wouldn't have to leave until High School! The absolute only thing I would add is more extra-curricular activites and/or sports, but we have found that outside the school with other parents so it's not a big deal.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
Caring principal and teachers. My child has been there 2 years now and is signed up for her third year. Although she gets in her fair share of trouble, she's always excited to go to school. She loves it there. The work is challenging, but fun. I do wish they were state accredited and went for the full 180 days (currently only 4 days short of this). Also, wish the schedule didn't have school ending on Tuesdays and beginning on Wednesdays. It's just harder on working parents that way. Finally, I wish they had a sport for girls. The boys have basketball, but the only thing available for girls is cheerleading. It would be nice to see them expand on that. However, academically and spiritually speaking, the school is awesome and so is the staff!

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
My 2 children have been attending GRCS for 3 years now. We love the principal, the teachers, the curriculum, everything!! It is well worth the tuition to have our children in a safe, loving and christian environment. I cannot say anything negative at all.

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February 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
This is an amazing school. The children feel loved and each feels very special. They are nurtured throughout the school year by qualified, enthusiastic teachers who follow the A Beka home school curriculum. My child went there for three years and I wish that I had started himthere earlier and that he could have continued there at least through Junior High. It was the best investment I have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
The pre-school program is excellent. The children are actually being taught, as opposed to babysat and having fun at the same time. The worksheets teach the children their letters, numbers, blends, basic coloring and cutting skills (and not in an overwhelming way). Not to mention they are learning how to write their letters and numbers. The way the teachers care about each child, pray for them and take the time to really teach them far outways whether they paint or not (which both of my girls painted in their pre-k classes). Gray Road definitely has a quality pre-school and elementary school program.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
This school is amazing! The teachers care about every child and make them feeled loved and nurtured on a daily basis. Both of my children com home every day excited and have learned something new. I am thrilled we found this school and will continue to make any financial sacrifices necessary to keep my children in this school. My children are worth the investment!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2009
Pre-School Program is lacking developmental appropriateness. I have never seen so many worksheets??? Students never paint ('It's too messy.') This schools gets by because of it's clientele, not the quality of instruction. Wishing I would of provided my daughter a better PreK experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
I am delighted w/ the teachers and the teaching at GRCS. My girls are way ahead of the public school students. The teachers are quality and care about our children. I frequently hear 'My teacher says.....' and my child goes on to report a life lesson thrown into regular teaching. I only wish the school went all the way through high school!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
Love it! Excellent education, sweet qualified teachers that love Jesus and seek to show him in all they do

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no rating June 24, 2008
I can't say enough about this school. It is absolutely wonderful! The teachers are so positive and nuturing, always available to both the children and parents. Every child is special in their eyes and the children know it. My son is now eager to go to school each day. Before he struggled academically, complained of all the pushing in the hallways, and appeared to be withdrawing from contact with his classmates. Over his first year at GRCS, his grades slowly improved. His teacher commented that he always seemed so happy and wondered why. I told her that he loved everything about this school and his teacher; that he felt like he belonged there; and that he felt comfortable and safe. The 2nd year my son made the honor roll all year! Everyone is his friend, he knows all the younger children by name. I am so proud of him and GRCS!

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October 02, 2006
My daughter is in the kindergarten class and has excelled the past 2 years she has been at gray road. I am amazed at the extra time the teacher's go through to help the students with academics. She has learned more than she would have at public school and i really enjoy the parent interaction that is maintained at this school. On top of all this she is learning spanish and knows many bible verse. I love this school!! my daughter is extrememly happy here. I will continue her education here until 6th grade!!-grcs parent

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
My daughter attends 1st grade this year, we are so pleased with the high standards they hold. Not only do they maintain high academic standards, they have added programs like spanish. As for the staff, they are true examples of Godly Character. The Administrator is an true strength to the school, as well as her office staff. After working with other schools at 4 different grade levels, I am very impressed with the envolvement of parents. The PTA staff especially. I would push hard for anyone to consider their school in the future. Thanks Gray Road for an amazing opportunity.

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July 28, 2006
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March 14, 2006
My daughter will be ending her first year as a student at GRCS. She is 4 years old, and as a child in 1st steps for childhood development and speech since 2, I was amazed at how well she is doing. The school is a wonderful atmosphere and the staff is wonderful. My daughter is truly happy, and so am I. She is achieving more and more everyday. The love the teachers have for these students is enormous. I have faith that my child is truly happy, therefor I am too. They are always will to work with you in all aspects. I love it.

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February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 15, 2005
This is the second year for my child @ GRCH & she is in PREK4 and I must say that I am very pleased with the amount of Biblical teachings that she is receiving & learning about God & I think that is great! Granted, they need more academics, but I guess in due time. The teacher is also very open & communicates to me about my child. I wish though, in the mornings, when you drop your kid off that the Principal & other staff would acknowledge the parents as well, instead of just saying 'hello' to the child, as I think we all should show a loving Christian atmosphere for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
My grandchildren have attended GRCS for 2 years and will return this year. One of my grandchildren needs additional help from time to time and receives it from a teacher who lovingly expects the best from her students and gets it. I am very please in the quality of biblical teaching and education the children are receiving. These children are at least 1 year ahead of public school. The Administrator greets the children daily with a hug and encouraging words. She is a dedicated professional and her door is always open. There is a need for extracurricular activities which is being addressed. I am amazed at the difference in opinions regarding the quality of GRCS. GRCS tries to reach out to the families encouraging them to be a part of their childrens education and welcomes them into the classroom. Check the school out for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
I too had a child at GRCS for a few years. Last year was the last for my child though. I got tired of how one thing would be said by the administration and another would be done. They only told you what you wanted to hear then did just the opposite. Sad to see how this school is being run now. It used to be great up until about 2 years ago. Now, other great Christian schools will benefit I guess, as my child will attend one that is what it is supposed to be--a loving and caring environment with great leadership.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2005
My 3 children have been attending GRCS for 7 years now. I can't say enough about how wonderful the school and staff are. The Principal is so loving and enthusiastic she is very motivating and dedicated. The teachers are caring and most of all they are Christians that love teaching the word of God. Private schools need to have more fundraisers because of the smaller enrollments it's harder to earn decent money for the school. The curriculum is Wonderful. My kids excell over the public schools. Dress code is perfect. I've never seen anything inappropriate (& i'm picky)! Staff turnover is because of teachers starting families and wanting to stay at home with their babies. PTF are very very dedicated helpers, They are volunteering their time for free for out kids. Tuition is kept low due to teamwork of teachers. Overall, The school rates an 'A+'.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
We are another family who will not be returning to GRCS. I am quite suprised at the extreme differences in opinions. Are we talking about the same place because that certainly has not been our experience. The fundraisers were ridiculous this year. Combined classes again and more than likely again next year. Even though you are told they will do everything they can to avoid that. The prinicpal is teaching a class because they can't afford another teacher. The turnover of the few elementary teachers left is high and there is nothing to offer but the required basics.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
My child's last year at GRCS will be this year. I thought this school would be great for my child, but due to internal frustrations with the lack of leadership, inter-office communication (or lack thereof should I say), endless fundraisers, and overall aspect, my child will not be returning. Yes, there are a few great teachers. Plus, there is no extracurricular activities at all.

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April 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2005
As a parent with 2 children currently at GRCS, I have to say that while the children enjoy seeing their friends everyday, I too have been disappointed in the leadership. I was led on to believe that this school was great and had great leaders, but I have seen beyond the smiling front they always put on, and I must say, I definitely do not appreciate how I have been treated at times and some of my friends have been treated. I know that my children will not be returning next year. I have been disappointed in the fact at how things have been run recently, especially with the overwhelming amount of fundraisers, more than usual. My child comes home and is made to feel that if they don't participate in it, they aren't good enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2005
Little to No extracurricular activities, My children and extended family have been attending this school for 7 years now and this will be our final year due to the inner 'office' junk that has only started this term... In the past I have had nothing but wonderful things to say about the school, the teachers, everything.... but now the tution keeps rising, the teachers changing, and I am pretty sure we are on our 7 fund raiser of the year.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
My experience with this school is that although the administration is very nice and personable, the school lacks leadership. The school is not consistant with discipline. Turnover rate for new teachers is high. The school curriculum is very advanced, with most students operating on one grade level higher than they are at. The curriculum, however, lacks much in 'hands on' and creative learning activities, and students are pushed to learn out of their developmental level. Some students who cannot catch on are left behind. There is no support for special needs students within the school. When checking out the school I seemed to have been told a different story about how this school operated. If you are looking into this school for the Christian education alone, you may be better off teaching religious matters at home and looking into another school for academics.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2005
I used to have an elementary student at GRCS. I withdrew my child due to frustration of my child's needs not being met. I know I am not the only parent that feels that way.

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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2005
While the principal is an amazing person, she is not a leader, and this shows in the turnover among Teachers. The biggest problem is the school comittee which altered the dress code and made inappropriate attire o.k. The atmospere is good and the teachers who have been around for a few years are Great, if you can look past the so-called dress code you will like the school.

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- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2005
This my daughter's fourth year at Gray Road and my son's first year. We have been thrilled with the over-all educational experience. This is the first year I have been able to be involved with the parent/teacher fellowship, and it has made me appreciate the school and administration even more. All of the elementary teachers have been there three or more years. The kindergarten wing has several new teachers because of recent growth, but is also graced by a veteran K-3 as well as Kindergarten teachers. I am not aware of any other school that encourages parental involvement like Gray Road. The administration is very involved with the students and demonstrates her love for them daily. Everyone at Gray Road works very diligently, by God's grace, to give each child an exceptional Christian education. I'm sure the enemy is gleeful over such misrepresentation as has been registered here.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
I currently have two children enrolled at GRCS. My children love it! It is so refreshing to wake my children up each morning for school and have them get up without grumbling. Some of my friends tell me stories of their kids dreading school days. Mine look forward to Mondays! The teachers not only stretch them academically, they teach them much about the Bible and how God's Word applies to their lives. Recently I spoke with a friend about a project my 4th grader was working on. She commented, 'That sounds like a high school or college assignment!' What a great experience it was for my child. And the learning is fresh and fun for students. I consider GRCS a true blessing for me and my children. I wouldn't have them anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
My Daughter has been enrooled at Gray road from Pre-K to 4th. WE have always been very pleased with the level of commitment to her acedemic and peronnal growth shown not only by her teacher, but the principal as well. I also have a son who has been enrolled for 5yrs and has special learning needs. He has thrived with the extra help and attention given to him by his teachers and principal. Gray Road is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
I have 2 children in gray road christian school. My oldest is in 3rd grade and has been at GRCS since she began school. I have been and continue to be highly impressed with the quality of the academics at GRCS. My husband and I are both college educated professionals, and we place a high value on quality education. We visited and researched many private and public schools before choosing GRCS, and we have not been disappointed. Our 3rd grader can easily read and understand high school level material, and is far ahead of the national averages in every subject. We are also very impressed by the level of parental involvement. Any parent who wishes to be involved in their child's education has almost unlimited opportunities to do so. The teachers and principal show every student unconditional love and support in many ways each day.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
I have 2 students at GRCS, one is in the preschool and one in the elementary. Our family loves this school! The teachers and principal are readily accessible to us. When one of our children was struggling in a subject, her teacher put in lots of extra time and work to find creative ways to help her master the material, and did a fantastic job of keeping in touch with us so that we would know exactly where our child stood. They are also taught to have good character and are learning the Bible. I see that some other parents have complained of being asked about deliquent tuition in front of others. We choose to pay on time, so I can't address that issue. I also notice complaints about teacher turnover. I am only aware of one class that has had a change of teacher during the current school year.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
It is interesting that there are 4 very negative reviews all in the same month from someone masquerading as different parents when there were 2 reviews in the previous 2 years... hmmm... this is likely the work of a disgruntled former employee whose employment ended close to that time... hmmm... don't believe it. We have both of our kids at the school and love it. The previous comment about extracurricular activities (such as sports) is fair, but parent involvement is excellent, the principal is absolutely great with the kids and parents, and the teacher quality is excellent. Out kids will definitely be back next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
Check out this school for yourself! They've got it going on! Gray Road has a loving, happy atmosphere with structure. The teachers genuinely care for the children. They love them and model God's love to them. That means so much to my family. (If my children are not with me, I want them with others who care about them!) The Administrator is very involved and concerned. She has alway made time and listened intently when I have had a concern about my child. I've been more than pleased with Gray Road. I praise God for Gray Road Christian School!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
I pay my tuition semiannually so I have never been approached about it personally. I do think that the education is of good quality and more advanced than most public elementary schools. The principal greets and hugs every student every day as they come in for school and my daughter's teacher genuinely wants to see her succeed. I don't believe there are enough extracurricular activities. They try to expose them to different things during the week...(i.e. music, spanish and art classes). I plan on sending my younger daughter there next year to get the discount on tuition. So far...no problems.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
As a parent, I would not send my child to Gray Road again or suggest the school to others. The administration is poor and shows favoritism to their 'favorite' parents. They did not seem to see my perspective at all and did not honor my privacy, as I was approached several times in front of others about my tuition. My child did not seem to learn anything extra and above and beyond that of a public school.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
I would never send my child here again! The adminstration is not very involved in the pre-school wing and does not understand the parents perspective! Their view is that 'maybe Gray Road just isn't for you.' I have seen too much turnover in staff because of the unhappiness in administration.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
This school is not a good school! The administration is poor and does not understand the parental view on their children. The teachers seem to constantly change and there is no firm foundation.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
Gray Road is not what it is cracked up to be. I was constantly approached in front of others about my tuition bill, which was a private matter, and the school did not allow parents to visit freely. I felt as if they had something to hide.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My children have been attending this school for 6 years now & we are very pleased. The principle cares and is very active with everything as well as the teachers. My over all rating is a 5++. It is well worth the $ we pay! My kids are straight A students and they are learning about God. In public schools you can't even mention the word 'God' or you can get in trouble. Attending a Christian School is the only route for me!

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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
We love Gray Road Christian School! We love the teachers, we love the principal, we love it all! Our daughter scored 2-3 higher grades than her level, and her biblical knowledge was off the scale! We really love the fact that our daughter learns all about Jesus every single day and has chapel on Friday. We just can't say enough positive things about this school! It's worth it's weight in gold!

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Gray Road Christian School
5500 Gray Road, Indianapolis, IN  46237
(317) 786-3559
Last modified Gray Road Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
Gray Road Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 64 reviews.