"GRACE is a loving community with strong academics and a biblical worldview."
Students enrolled 620
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Don Payne- Head of School
Transportation options None
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After school Yes

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801 & 1101 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606

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(919) 783-6618
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5 stars
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November 01, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I have been teaching at GRACE for 11 years, and I hope to teacher here until I retire or die. I'm encouraged to have high expectations of my students but am also allowed to support them and give grace to them where I deem it appropriate. In my capacity as yearbook adviser, I get to observe all grade levels at work, and I am constantly thrilled that I work here. After three years in the public school system, I know the blessing it is to be at GRACE Christian School.

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Top notch school! My daughter transitioned in to Grace in 7th grade and it was seamless. Her experience here has been completely positive -- she loves the environment, the staff, the curriculum, and loves being part of a Christian school. Thank you, Grace, for making this such a special school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
GRACE is a safe, loving environment for my children to learn and grow in. The academics are fantastic, the staff is loving and the students are kind, eager learners. I highly recommend GRACE Christian School!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Just a great school. Our son has been there since Kindergarten (in 11th grade now). We feel so blessed that he has been part of this nurturing but still challenging environment all this time. He has thrived at Grace Christian and we think he's very well prepared for college. The teachers, staff, administration, anbd board have established a school, that first and foremost, develops Christian character in the young people. As parents, we love seeing the other kids our son has in his peer group. The school has great Advanced Placement opportunities; great athletic opportunities; as well as great community service opportunities. The teachers are outstanding. Every single one our son has had ... has gone above and beyond the instruction (which is superlative) to be models of what it means to be a Godly person. We could not be more pleased w/ our experience at GCS (& the tuition has stayed flat over the past 3 years which is amazing).

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
We are pleased our grandson is a member of the Kindergarten class at Grace Christian. We enjoy the attitude they teach of putting others first and helping others, being kind, considerate, mannerly ... saying "yes mam, thank you, and please" and learning to share. We are amazed at how much he has learned in such a short period of time. His vocabulary and pronunciation were outstanding before his parents enrolled him at Grace, but each time we interact with him now, we are hearing words and phrases and just general conversation that is all new to him and us! He is so eager to share what he learns everyday and has greatly improved in ways that he was not before comfortable. We also are pleased with the Bible verses he is learning each week and Bible stories he is being taught. We like that he is happy and has a desire to know more and to always be in school. He reminds me of a sponge ... soaking it all in! His teacher has instigated a real desire in him to learn. She knows how to boost his confidence. We are comfortable he is in a safe environment. Everybody at Grace Christian is so nice and cooperative. We feel he is being blessed everyday and we are grateful.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2013
I am a grandparent with two grandchildren at Grace. I have been very impressed with the curriculum and what my grandchildren learn. Most of all, I'm impressed with the caring, compassionate, very able teachers and principal. They have been wonderful working through problems my grandchildren have had with school work as well as emotional problems and my grandchildren are just doing great. We had one very difficult year with one of the children and I know she would not have made it through at year at public school. The teachers were so kind and understanding and worked with her and her parents and now she is just doing great. I love Grace!

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2013
Great school! We just moved to the area and have been here 3 months. We enrolled our child into the 6th grade. We were looking for a school that had good academics, an athletic department with variety, and was up to date in todays society with electronics. We have to move around a lot because of jobs so this is the 3rd elementary school she has been enrolled in. This school by far surpasses all our expectations! Everyone is so friendly and helpful! We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience so far. This is our first time attending a private school but I can honestly say that I will never go back to public! What a difference it has made in my child. She has always been a great student who made good grades, but since attending this school her "spirit" or "guard" is finally let down. She is not afraid to just be herself. Middle school is such a hard age to figure out who you are and where you belong. I am beyond thrilled that she will be in this school during these challenging years. I am rating it 4 stars out of 5 because there is always room for improvement with anything!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Grace Christian is a wonderful school to be a part of. The teachers are outstanding in knowledge, character, and grace. Technology is at the forefront of education and many teaching styles are implemented, reaching students of varying learning types. The leadership (office staff, principals, and head of school) is constantly striving for excellence and seeking the Lord in all areas of serving the school. We are blessed to be part of the Grace Christian Family.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I have been so grateful for the impact this school has had on my sons' lives. My oldest went to a public high school. It fit his personality and he did fine, though it wasn't challenging or character-forming. At Grace, the teachers and coaches have develop meaningful relationships with my sons, encouraging them to learn to their best ability, to grow in their leadership skills, and to take their faith seriously. One son is doing exceptionally well at UNC-CH, and the other hopes to attend their next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This school is very inviting and welcoming. The academics are first rate. We as grandparents, along with the parents, chose this school for a lot of reasons. The first reason being because of the Christian values they bring to our young and impressionable grand daughter. The second being the kind and caring staff that provide excellent academic learing experiences. There are many opportunites for the children to be involved in activities, sports and clubs. I think this is important for a well rounded experience. Overall, this school tops most in the state of North Caroling.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
My 12th-grade daughter entered GRACE in 10th grade after homeschooling her whole life. She has had some of the same teachers for several years, is able to take advantage of the extensive offerings of AP courses, and enjoyed being involved in drama and choir, service projects, academic group projects. Since everyone uses the school-issued laptops, they are able have assignments to make video presentations. She has had lots of homework and a rigorous program, creatively implemented.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
GRACE provides a safe, loving, and caring place for my children. I love this school and so do my kids. The facilities are wonderful and the teachers are great. We tried the public schools for 3 months and it was not a positive experience. I am so thankful that we found GRACE. I have a child that has some challenges with learning and the LEAP Program has helped him overcome them with dignity. It is a wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
We are new to GRACE this year and couldn't be happier. The school is very organized and inviting. My child's teacher is talented, organized, committed, and faith-filled. We receive constant communication and know exactly what is happening in the classroom and elsewhere on the school campus. The curriculum is appropriate and taught in creative ways. The children in my child's third grade class are sweet and well-behaved. There are many events that happen outside of school hours, such as tailgates, talent shows, plays, and moms night out. We are so happy that we made the switch to GRACE Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
This school is academically challenging with teachers that will help the children succeed. We came from the public school system and the teachers helped my kids catch up! The students care about learning and help each other be successful. This school helps them become great students and wonderful individuals. They provide many ways for the kids to be involved whether in sports, clubs, etc. The caring, loving atmosphere is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Grace Christian in Raleigh is a wonderful school. The teachers are very loving and care about our children's eduation and well-being. It feels like a big family. I highly recommend this school to family and friends.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
We chose Grace for our daughter for the loving Christian environment, strong academics and smaller class sizes. We could not be any happier with our choice. We visited several schools including public options and have not regretted it once. The teachers and staff are incredibly friendly and professional. Our daughter started kindergarten and is now in first grade and the friendships with not only her but as a family has been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Grace Christian School is an unbelievable academic environment! Both our daughters have been there since kindergarten and are enrolled in high school currently. Grace is always on the cutting edge as Mac Books are issued to the students for the entire school year. The teachers and leadership at the school are the best. Not only are they academically prepared to handle classroom teaching, they are true teachers who instill in the students the highest standard of ethics and morals that will be with them a lifetime. The entire Grace family supports one another and truly has each student's best interest at heart, whether in the classroom or on the sports field or elsewhere. Grace is a not just a school, a but true Christian based learning experience through preschool, middle school, and high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I have been nothing but impressed with the teacher quality and willingness to give students all that they need. The principal is terrific as is the headmaster of the lower school. The class size is terrific and the teachers push the students to learn all they can.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
This is our third year at GRACE and each year we discover more reasons to be invested in this school. Our kids are given a solid academic foundation while being able to explore their talents. The faculty cares about their academic AND spiritual growth. Many opportunities are given to be involved in the classroom, lunchroom, on PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship), sports, advisory boards, etc. The more parents and students get involved in the school, the more community is built. We are so thankful for GRACE!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Everyons really nice and so are the teachers because they're always there to help me if I need help and will be willing to spend half an hour of their time just to help me. The feeling when I walk into Grace is great because I know I'am welcomed

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
GRACE Christian School is a loving school that offers exceptional academics. From the moment I toured I felt GRACE was the place for my children. The warm environment, smiles on the teachers faces and exceptional academic program offers it all for my children. The technology program is the best in the area. My daughters have been using a smartboard since kindergarten and were then handed their very own macbook in 4th grade. This was included in the tuition price! As a parent I know my children are receiving a biblical foundation along with the very best academics.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Grace Christian School is a wonderful environment for learning and growing your relationship in Christ. There are so many great opportunities for students to expand their knowlegde and apply it to their everyday life. If you are looking for a loving community, Christian based learning you have come to the right place.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
I teach at this school and it is absolutely incredible! The teachers and the students love learning and one another, and it is a pleasure to work here.

- submitted by a teacher
October 22, 2013
We love Grace Christian School because the faculty and staff are all very nice and helpful. Education at Grace Christian School is topnotch, far exceeding local public school. The Christian education is essential and relevant to preparing children for success in the world. Children and Grace are nurtured and taught to excel. Faculty and staff are exceptional at their jobs.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
This is a great school. I wish all my grandchildren could go to this school. A wonderful staff. Teaching Gods word is the most important part.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
Grace Christian School is a faith based school with strong academics and a very family friendly atmosphere. My son loves going to school and I love that he is able to pray and learn about God while also learning the core curriculum. The teachers are wonderful and really care about the kids and growing their faith in God as well as preparing them for college.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
We get to use Macs at the school. It is so awesome! :) This school is the best!

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
My school is small but absolutely wonderful. Because we are small, we have a small teacher/student ratio, allowing students to really get to know our teachers and other students. As a 7th grader coming into GRACE, I knew upperclassmen. As a junior now, I know the freshman. We are small but because of this, I know every person in my grade by name and almost every person from 7th through 12th grade on a first-name basis. However, just because we are small does not mean we are not an effective school. Everyone at GRACE gets a full education and our staff teaches us everything we need to know, to not only pass the class, but also to help us grow as people. I have been at this school since Kindergarten, and there was never a time I would ever consider leaving.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
We get to use Macs, we have a state of the art playground, nice teachers, great text book condition, and a wonderful building. GRACE is the best school I have ever been to!

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
I like Grace because the edu. is very easy to understand.The teachers can spend one on one time to help you because of smaller classes.We also get to use mac books which is also a great! That is why I love Grace Christian school! :)

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
Excellent mix of high academics and modern technology with a very strong emphasis on character, service, and community. Love the focus at GRACE!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
It is the best School in the World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all love all the great kind loving caring teachers and thank them for preparing us for the older grades. Grace has so many extra curricular activities to do and things to play for pete sakes they have an indoor basketball cage in the lunch room. Grace has the best food in the word they have chick fila pei wei, moes, jersey mikes, and dominoes pizza. Grace is the best school in the world in my opinion I love Grace and I will never leave this school.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
My family and I are so pleased to have found a great community at GRACE! The academics are strong, the teachers are gifted, and the administration is supportive. Truly, GRACE is a healthy and vibrant learning community. The word community is not used loosely at GRACE. It really does feel like home. Parents, students, and staff care for one another in times of need. In addition, they celebrate each other's successes. At the upper level, GRACE does an excellent job at raising students up into leadership. Their chapel program is student-led as are the mission trips offered to Middle and High Schoolers. We love GRACE. We would not choose any other schools!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
GCS's mission statement is "GRACE Christian School is a loving community that spiritually and academically equips, challenges, and inspires students to impact their world for Christ." We felt the loving community aspect when we toured the school for our then preschool and kindergarten daughters. This loving community joins each member as a true family that cares for one another during hardships--they have a Care Committee. The school definitely spiritually equips our daughters. Bible is taught everyday and each class incorporates God's teachings. Chapel each week is a time of Praise and Worship with their peers. Our school is big on community service. Our daughters are given the opportunity to serve others in our community, outside our state, and outside our country. Academically our daughters are challenged daily. The teachers desire for each student to truly learn and not simply just memorize material for a test. Our teachers are on fire for Christ! They love teaching our students academics as well as inspiring them to be leaders in this world. Our administration is always accessible and available with listening ears. We've been at GRACE for 10 years.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Grace Christian School (GCS) fosters a challenging, enriching, and rewarding academic program with excellent educators and support staff. GCS has a wonderful campus facility and is an innovative leader in the use of technology to enhance student learning. GCS has an exceptional sports program with knowledgeable and skilled coaches/teachers that inspire and motivate competition while maintaining Christian beliefs and respect for others.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
This our eleventh year at GRACE. God is good and has provided my children with a wonderful academic and Biblical foundation.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Grace is a community of collective educated and god spirited teachers, faculty, and students who want to share God's blessings with the world. Our mission trips leave a very spiritual and loving impression on those touched. Grace provides a biblical view of the world including the day to day challenges of what is going on. It does equip students to walk,share, and live in the world that God has blessed us with. It is warm and inviting with over multiple ethnic groups. It deserves this award because it has grown slowly and steadily to make sure it in all emcompassing.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Grace is a great school, it provides an academic environment that provides the students challenge and it is a wholesome social place as well steeped in its Christian Roots the students develop a sense of self and a confidence in themselves that will serve them well as they become the country's next leaders.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
Grace Christian School is a school that makes learning fun and easy. Everyone there is so nice and encouraging. When you are new, the students and staff welcome you in the kindest ways you felt like you have been there for awhile. Teachers are a lot of help if you don't get something in the class. I like the lunch time the best because i can hang out with my friends and play games with them. We have some days to help others in need or to spend time with Christ. Grace Christian also bring the students closer to God and to each other. Every class has something to relate or has to do with Christ and God. Grace Christian also makes you want to make life goals or ways to make something better. They show you what path to take to be successful in life.

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2013
If you are looking for a quality education for your child (ren) that meets and exceeds all the requirements and then some, you have come to the right school. Not only are the academics top notch they are taught through caring, loving, patient, devoted, well educated and most importantly Christian based teachers and leadership. We wanted our child to not only experience living for the Lord in our home but to have it reinforced daily at the school he attends and to be surrounded by all who believes the same. This school has met and far surpassed our expectations in this category but truly the level of learning and how they are taught is just amazing in itself. Look no further as you will be blessed as we are for being a part of this fine organization.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Grace Christian School is such a loving, caring, bible focused, safe school. The academic program is outstanding and the staff is wonderful. It is one of the best schools in the area and is growing and exceeding expectations every year.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
I am thrilled that we are able to send our son to such a great Christian school. Each teacher my son has had has been extremely loving and kind. After having survived the strict environment at another private school, I was anxious for my son to enjoy learning and enjoy attending school. GRACE has surpassed that expectation, and we are thrilled to be a part of this special school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My school provides MacBooks to all the middle and high school students to help us learn.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2013
GRACE is an excellent school, committed to strong academics and biblical instruction. My children are in the elementary grades and have had wonderful, Christian teachers and many opportunities to grow inside and outside of the classroom: art, music, band, and many community events! The school community is an extended family- I encourage anyone seeking a strong academic program based on godly principles to come and visit GRACE!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Not impressed. Great tech, facilities, but lacking in certain teachers, main secretary, ... For the price you pay, I expect more as a parent. I end up doing most of the teaching for my children as they are not getting adequate instruction at school. Disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
This school is top of the line. After reviewing several school in the area my husband and I found Grace Christian School to be Raleigh's best kept secret. We also looked at several other schools before choosing this one for our kindergartener and found no comparison. The staff here is amazing. The kids are truly excited about learning and the teachers build a knowledge base in a fun Christian environment. The technology is top of the line Grace uses smart boards and issues older elementary through high school students mac books for learning. Can't beat strong academics with a Christian foundation!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
I have two students at Grade, one in middle school and one in high school. The environment and staff at Grace have allowed both to excel. The work load is not easy, but the results on standardized exams like SAT and AP exams and the student's acceptance rate into UNC Chapel Hill and other extremely good universities and colleges speak for themselves. The school creates a safe and caring environment for the students. The E4 technology initiative is great and has further elevated the school's effectiveness in teaching and student results.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2012
As a graduate of GRACE, I do feel that GRACE prepared me for college both academically and otherwise. My classmates got into the colleges that best fit them, which does mean that not all the schools were impressive academically. The smaller atmosphere allowed me to participate in a number of activities such as the Irish Dance program, various sports, and student government. Faculty bent over backwards to arrange my schedule so that I could take all of the classes I wanted/needed and still hold a part-time job my Senior year. The lack of uniforms is both a blessing and a curse, as this makes it difficult to know what is allowed and what isn't, but provides a freedom that uniforms do not. There are "cliques", particularly in middle school where such things are common amongst girls, but each grade/class differs in its acceptance of others. My classmates and I all agreed that our knowledge of the Bible and ability to intelligently argue for our faith was superior to that of other Christian friends (even those attending other well-known Christian schools in the area). A major downside to GRACE is the price, as it is the most expensive private school of its caliber in the area.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 07, 2011
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.

- submitted by a principal
November 21, 2011
My 5th Grader received a free MacBook! My wife and I were excited to have our daughter transition to Grace due to the overwhelmingly high SAT scores as well as enriched student activities and overwhelmingly positive environment. But were floored by their new E4 technology initiative which offers MacBook laptops for each student in 5th - 12th grades for school and home use, a classroom-use MacBook laptop for each 4th grader, and a SMARTBoard interactive system for each kindergarten through 3rd grade classroom. This year has been an amazing one for our daughter. She continues to excel in her schoolwork as well as cultivate great friendships. We highly recommend anyone considering a change or planning to begin their children's schooling to check out Grace and see what it has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2011
I have 3 children at GRACE going back 10 years, and have seen tremendous growth in both the program and the faculty. This year's HS SAT scores rank higher than almost all area schools, public and private. The new E4 technology initiative, including a MacBook for every student in grades 4-12 has dramatically energized both our students and faculty, as GRACE students are learning essential skills for college and the workplace beyond. The athletics program is soaring, with our 1st State championship (boys X-country) and a State 2nd place finish in Girls varsity volleyball. Fine Arts program is also very strong. GRACE is a warm, loving community with godly faculty who care about every child in their classes. The HS has many male teachers (rare in Christian schools) who are great role models for young men. Parent participation at GRACE is strongly encouraged with many volunteer opportunities. Finally, students make friendships that will last a lifetime with other great kids from wonderful families. Don't listen to a few disgruntled people who got angry over an issue, left the school, and wrote a negative review. Check it out, see for yourself, you won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2011
For our one elementary school son, my wife and I researched multiple schools, both private and public, within a reasonable distance to our home in Cary. We wholeheartedly chose GRACE. Under the umbrella of Christ, the stage is set for tremendous academics (SAT scores terrific), successful athletics, new technology initiative providing lap tops to all kids grades 5-12, and a dedicated, experienced, and quality group of teachers and administrators. The school exemplified its mission statement during my wife's cancer treatments with a truly "loving community". These efforts beautifully modeled the life that Christ intended for Christians to live, and the theoretical underpinnings of the school shined through this practical example! Moreover, our son witnessed first hand just how to love others, and treat people as you would have them treat you. We are quite pleased with our son's experiences at GRACE.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
I have taught at GRACE for many years, and our faculty absolutely bends over backwards to help kids. I see all the hours put in by every teacher.

- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2011
My son is happy and doing well at GRACE. His teachers really know him and work with him to improve his learning skills. He tends to daydream and take a very long time to finish work. When we were in public school, we met with the teacher only twice a year. The public school teacher didn't even mention his daydreaming or inability to finish work on time until the 3rd quarter review. Those same things about him were noticed and brought to my attention by his GRACE teacher the 3rd day of class! The teachers at GRACE love their students and really get to know them. It is a loving, Christian community. The families at GRACE are dedicated, caring, and very involved. I recommend GRACE to other families.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2011
We have several friends who have decided to leave Grace for more quality education. While the teachers in the younger grades are strong, it's downhill from there. Lots of worksheets, parent-assisted homework lasting hours at night, and no leadership from administration to make it better...other than giving students laptops in the coming year. I have to agree with a previous review written on this site, that the children of staff are given more grace and more leeway when behaving inappropriately, simply because their parents work there. The children whose parents are actually paying for them to attend Grace deal with the bullyish behaivior from these children without any resolution. I also agree that the quality of education is not there...especially for the price you'd be paying for your child to attend. The families are fantastic, but the school itself lacks quite a bit.

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2011
There is absolutely no accountability for teachers here. The administration is weak, and the teachers are lacking the knowledge to actually teach their material. The award winning reviews here must be submitted by Grace staff in an effort to increase enrollment in their flailing school. Most teachers are sweet and mean well, but if they're not teaching the basics adequately, is that reason enough to spend thousands of dollars a year here? I think not. I would like to see Grace thrive and prosper in the future for the family friends we have there...but that's going to take quite a bit of change, administrators with backbones, and teachers being held accountable for teaching the basics. Giving laptops to 4th and 5th graders isn't going to hide that fact.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
If you're looking for a school that will both spiritually and academically challenge your student, then GRACE is the place. The new one-to-one laptop program is very exciting and will provide MacBooks to every student in grades 4 - 12. Stop by for an open house to learn more about how GRACE consistently produces students who move on to prestigious schools of higher learning, while at the same time equipping them to handle the spiritual challenges presented by today's society. Fantastic school and a great, central location.

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2011
GREAT school. Warm atmosphere and an environment that challenges students. Teachers that show lots of love and walk the walk to encourage students to grow spiritually.

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2010
Keep looking. I had two kids here in last couple of years. Grace has one good point, the Christian atmosphere for kids. Teaching is below average. They rely heavily on homework to do the teaching. Very little classroom teaching. If your child needs any additional classroom support, the elementary administration is not at all supportive. They wants kids who need minimal help in-class. Discipline is poor as well, especially if the one that needs discipline is a son of a faculty member or coach. My physically disabled son was bullied for an entire year, and the school and parents apologized at end of year. The next year the bully was on Safety Patrol. There are better options than Grace Christian.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
My daughter started Grace Christian in 10th grade after deciding she had a hard time fitting in the traditional Wake County high school with 2700 kids. Since she has been at Grace she has explored many opportunities she may not have been able to in traditional school including professional school plays, participation on the soccer team, statewide art competitions, AP classes, mission trips, student council etc. She has scored high on her SATs and I feel very confident she will be successful in her college applications this year. She has been surrounded by teachers that love her and care about her emotionally and spiritually and have given her guidance she never would have accepted from me at home. I am blessed to have been able to provide my daughter this time at Grace.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2010
This year we will graduate our 8th graduating class. We have had students accepted to Westpoint, UNC Chapel Hill, Savanna College of Art and Design, Clemson, Florida State etc, Our SAT scores are at least 100 points above the NC average. Since I started here the academics has improved enormously with offerings of 10 AP classes and numerous honors courses. The community feel and parental involvement is excellent and many families stay all the way through 12th grade.

- submitted by a teacher
June 15, 2010
By sending your child to this school, you are paying for him/her to be targeted by inexperienced teachers, sift around in cliques, and learn very little, excluding learning to shrink under all authority. Administration plays favorites and most teachers know little to nothing about their subjects. Only small handful of students have gotten into decent colleges. Religion is not present half the time, and the remaining time it is forcefully pounded down, many students felt like they were being told they were "going to Hell." I strongly reccomend not sending your child to a this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 19, 2010
One student who transferred from Grace Christian to Cardinal Gibbons said the classes at Cardinal Gibbons were a lot easier. They left because of personality problems not because they wanted to change schools. They still come back to Grace to hang out!

- submitted by a student
no rating February 16, 2010
I was at Grace but transferred out. The education was mediocre and the school was just to small. I transferred to Cardinal Gibbons and I see how the education is sub par at Grace. Some teachers and the facilities are fine at Grace, but it lacks a lot.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
High academics, loving community; in process of dual accreditation (ACSI & SACS). Highly recommend this K-12 school. This is the second year for our kids at GRACE. We have kids in 3rd grade and 5th grade -- the elementary teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Both our sons, K and 2nd grade love going to school. They are excited about learning, come home and sing songs they have learned, show off their school work, and enjoy their classmates. Their teachers teach with love. A Bible based curriculum which was a must for our family which lines up with their program. They pray in school, learn and recite scripture, and are taught about the Lord Jesus. We are very happy with our choice in schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Extremely rigid with weak academics, and a staff that is not nearly as interested in the kids as much as they are in their rigid, unyielding 'Christian' code. Not much grace at Grace. The preceding comments are purely my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
My Daughter started Kindergarten this year. We are very pleased with the school and the instruction so far. My Daughter is learning something new every day and is excited about all she gets to do and learn. We have Mrs. Whelpley and Mrs. Taylor as our Teachers. They are doing a great job. They are very responsive to our request and send wonderful communications home almost every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2009
A great Christian school 8-10 years ago. Administration godly then, spent much time in prayer for school seeking God's direction. School now concerned with outward behavior of students and faculty rather than the heart and spirit. If parents looking for a school that emphasizes conformity to rules rather than living relationship with Christ, this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2009
Best Principal you could have, multiple awards, really turning this school around

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 14, 2008
Teacher turn-over is quite high and academic accountability is seriously lacking. School quite intrusive in private lives of families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 09, 2008
Wonderful elementary school. Great faculty for elementary, middle, and high school. High school principal Bob Jones graduate and school moving in a very rigid direction.

- submitted by a community member
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GRACE has SmartBoards in every elementary classroom and MacBook Airs are provided to every student in 4th-12th grade as part of annual tuition and fees. Experiential learning is emphasized. We are accredited by ACSI and AdvancEd. In athletics, GCS has 24 athletic teams in middle and high school. The Boy's Cross Country team won back to back 2A State Championship in 2011 & 2012. The Girl's Volleyball team won Runner-up State Championship in 2011.

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Grace Christian School
801 & 1101 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC  27606
(919) 783-6618
Last modified Grace Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Grace Christian School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 76 reviews.