GRACE Christian School is a non-denominational K-12 college prep program. GCS has a five-year accreditation from ACSI and AdvancED. Loving community, Christian worldview, academic excellence and 21st century technology are hallmarks of our wonderful school. Our SAT scores average 1783, higher than all but one of the public schools in the Raleigh area. We are currently conducting a one to one Macbook program for grades 4-12 and have SMARTBoards in all K-3 classrooms.
December 07, 2011
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If refunds were available for tuition money we would be lining up. This school has been a disappointment and has many issues. The biggest complaint we have is unqualified teachers. There are many first year teachers who have no clue how to teach. The Bible instruction has been particularly poor- shocking given this is a Christian School. Also, it appears that most families and teachers only stay apx. three years. Many have left in the middle of the school year. Ask the administration about the turnover rate and teacher qualifications. I agree that the homeroom moms runs the school
These reviews are bogus. If you read the 3 star and below ones you may get an honest opinion of this school. 27 five star reviews posted on 10/22/2013. 16 positive reviews in the following 6 days so 43 of the rave reviews were posted in 7 days.
The good is that they do have a Christian focus however... I agree with the what appear to be the only honest posts, the 1-3 star ones. GRACE is overshadowed by an administration that plays favorites with students. If a parent is a coach, works at the school, or is a part of the clicky homeroom moms then their children are heavily favored. Pictures in media, leniency for misbehavior (even aggressive bullying), and given extra attention by the teachers. Even the little ones notice this in elementary school. This does not improve on the upper campus.
As far as the Macs, tuition increased but education did not. The kids still have to haul 15 pounds of books around with them and the Macs are a big distraction in and outside of classroom.
I agree with the other parents posting real reviews. GRACE relies heavily on homework to do the teaching. If your child needs any additional classroom support, the administration is not supportive. The LEAP program is reserved for the coach/faculty kids and the homeroom mom click. Facilities limit the program...no athletic fields, library facilities, adequate theater space, etc. Most staff are kind and willing to help- too bad they often lack expertise. Not a place for kids with learning differences
I wanted to post an honest review but it seems like someone will just cover it up like they did the others (the positive review streaks all happened after someone posted something that was 1-3 stars). Very dishonest for a supposedly Christian person or persons to do.
I have taught at GRACE for 16 years, and I love it. Faculty and staff are all supportive of each other and of students while maintaining a high academic standard. We strive to prepare them, not only for college, but for living out their faith in a challenging world. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.
GRACE exemplifies what a loving community is all about! The school not only provides a wonderful education, but it goes a step further in developing and molding the heart condition of every child by emphasizing, on a daily basis, that Christ teaches us how to love others.
Since your students are going to be spending a great portion of their day with adults, it is these adults (the teachers at GRACE) that you would want influencing their lives. As GRACE grows and adds resources year by year, the teachers are still their greatest assets.
Highly organized and Pro-Active with the students and parents. Consistent communication provided through email to keep parents in the loop on any and all events, goings on, etc. Staff and faculty are very in tune with curriculum, kids progress and welfare and are energetic and friendly. Quite a change coming from public schools just last year. We are very excited to see our 2 kids progress to broadening their knowledge, whom care about others, provide volunteer work for the community, become more independent and confident in their abilities.