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Gladstone, OR
Students enrolled: 133

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6460 Glen Echo Avenue
Gladstone, OR 97027

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(503) 655-3074
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March 26, 2015
Great small community that support and pray for one another when crisis happens. The ONLY downside is not being an accredited school. Other than that I LOVE this school! Curriculum is amazing and the teachers are and kind and loving. Definitely recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2015
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- submitted by a community member
March 02, 2015
As parents begin to inquire about schools this school should be off their list. After inquiring and visiting the school I was outraged with what we witnessed at the school: Teachers yelling at students, kids misbehaving and the lack of discipline within the school. The school was filthy and a strong odor was lurking within the building. As we were walking by the restrooms smell of sewage or like something had rotted in the restrooms. Its obvious a problem that has gone undetected possibly for years. Most of the teachers within this school are unqualified to teacher as many of them do not posses a teachers license from the state. And private schools are not regulated by the state. Parents are unaware that private schools are not regulated by the state. We parents think we are doing a great thing by enrolling them into private school but buyer be aware. Therefore do your research when inquiring about private schools. I would question anyone who enrolls their children at this school as it appears it would be a nightmare waiting to happen. I would not send my child or children here ever!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2015
I have completely opposite feeling towards Grace Christian School than the feelings of the person who gave the the school an "F" grade. I have had nothing but an excellent experience with the school. Yes, there is room for minor improvements, but the school was just painted two years ago, is maintained regularly, and is making all efforts to become a great school. My children have nothing but great things to say about the school and the fact that the number of enrollment is still increasing each year is indicative that something is being done right. When someone has as strong of feelings as the person who gave the school an "F" it is usually indicative of someone who has left upset and hurt. That is unfortunate, however I would give the school a thumbs up and a B+ grade. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2015
I love this school ! Its a fun ,wonderful Christian school . It has lots of wonderful plays and activities. They have the best teachers and staff is very nice and friendly.The students are friendly and welcoming. Please consider coming to Grace Christian School!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2015
In the beginning Grace Christian was an awesome school with a great Pre-K teacher. However, as my child started Kindergarten I noticed increase anxiety about going to school, leaving the class to hide in the bathroom and hallway b/c the teacher would "yell" at the class. On several occasions I would here the teacher being verbally abusive to the students over chapel dress, and academic expectations. My child later told me he wanted to escape by going out the back doors and run away. The back doors are not monitored or locked and children could easily run off without staff knowing there whereabouts. Recently an older student actually ran off and was missing scaring his family, and staff at Grace Christian. The absences went undetected by staff in the morning hours. HUGE SAFETY CONCERN!!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2014
We have been at Grace for the last 3 years. I love it! My family would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a smaller school. Teachers really care about their students. Of course it is not perfect, but with the low tuition and great teachers it is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
The previous 5 star ratings are obviously from the leadership. No one gets 5 stars unless they are perfect! Let's be honest here Christians-not a 5 star school-it could be but needs so many changes-maybe this year...

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
We are really pleased with the education our children are receiving at Grace Christian School; the personal attention they both receive from their teachers is outstanding. Also, the tuition is very affordable compared to other private schools in the area. For us and our children GCC is really a perfect fit!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
What a breath of fresh air! Government schools are falling under the heavy hand of "common core" standards, effectively dumbing down the curriculum.. again. Comparing the curriculum, high student expectations, and loving environment offered at Grace to the government school alternative is like day and night. Grace exceeds the government schools in every meaningful measure: Academics, student behavior, small class sizes, and personalized help, when needed. For those who value the reinforcement of Christian values- including respect, love, and personal responsibility in all things, Grace Christian is an excellent choice. Teachers are all Christians and excellent role models for the students. I've never heard profane or vulgar language from any parent or teacher... contrary to what is tolerated at many government schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
My experience with Grace Christian School has only consisted of the last two years. While there is no perfect school / church on this earth, what I have witnessed is a very strong family atmosphere. When I say "Family" I mean Godly Christian family the way it is supposed to be. I see a very strong and supportive environment that children can grow in, parents can feel comfortable in, and staff can be free to use their giftedness. I have seen a freedom to be able to address any issues with leadership in a loving way, and that issues get dealt with promptly. The children all act like they enjoy being a part of Grace Christian School. The staff act like they sincerely enjoy coming to work. I greatly appreciate that Grace could raise their tuition to accommodate economic fluctuation, yet they hold firm as the lowest private school in the state. My children love their experience with Grace as well and I would recommend Grace to anyone and everyone. Thank you Grace Christian School for all you do.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2012
I have two grandchildren attending.. A wonderful experience for them! The 2nd grader tested out at at 5th+ grade level on the mandated tests.. Essential moral values are included in the classroom - what a refreshing opportunity for our next generation to know there is a loving alternative to progressive drivel and soaring social problems that dominate government schools. Both of them love school...and are clearly ahead of peers in government schools when it comes to reading, writing, and math. Very little time wasted to accommodate misfits.. they are not attracted to this kiind of environment where socially acceptable behavior is valued, along with academic effort.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
The best decision I ever made was removing her from this school. Every teacher at her Daycare center has noticed a marked huge improvement in her happiness. They can't believe the difference. My daughter hasn't had a stomach ache in the morning since the day she left Grace. Her teachers at View Acres are so wonderful and adore my child. I wish I would have given them a chance initially rather than trusting so called Christians.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
I found this to be an extremely judgemental environment. I didn't feel encouraged to express concerns with the staff. It appears that unless you're part of the family (there are several family members) that you aren't encouraged to give your opinion. My family personally felt very judged. We didn't feel updated after large contributions and fund raisers were completed. If your looking for a welcoming non judgemental school, you will not find it here. Grace needs to move forward with the times.

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2012
I am very happy I graduated from Grace Christian School. I had been going to Grace since the 8th grade. Grace Christian School prepared me for my future education. I had a great learning experience that taught me what I needed to know. The material is Christian based and educational. The teachers are great! They are very concerned about the child's educational status. The teachers also get to know the child and help each one on projects or assignments as needed. At Grace your child will acquire new friends which will stick with him through out the years. I am still in contact with my friends from Grace. When I have children, I will bring them to Grace Christian School for their education and learning experience. I recommend that others put their children first and bring them to Grace! They will have the best educational experience, acquire new friends, and be prepared for their future growth of knowledge and education.

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2012
Poor leadership skills, the school board is ran by friends and family who are afraid of any changes to make "THEIR" school a better place for children. Poor parent, teacher involvement / participation. There are a few wonderful teachers but the rest of them, I am not sure what rock they turned over to find them. The people who are running the school have the most ill behaved children, you would think they would lead by example but that does not seem to be the case. It is sad to say at one time the school used to be a great place for children, that time has passed and it is time to move on. I would not recommend this school for my children. This is one school who does not lead by example anymore. Good luck Grace.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
My husband and I have been very happy with the education our son has received while here at GCS. His reading and math have improved considerably. We plan to have our next child begin attending next fall.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
Grace Christian School offers a second-rate education on par with public schools. The teachers lack skills, education and motivation techniques. As a parent, I have found I have to correct misinformation given to my children by the teachers. Not all teachers there have a adequate education to be teaching! Grace Christian School has difficulties with structure and discipline. HIgh school and junior high classes frequently begin late. I have seen, on numerous occasions, junior high students loitering outside of class during school. A school such a size as this should easily be able to correct this problem. Students frequently disrupt class with talking and nobody holds them accountable. Chapel times seem to be gossip times, devoid of any real spiritual content. I would NOT send children to this school if you're looking for a decent education for your children.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
I have children in both elementary and high school. The classes are small but it is perfect for the students. They get the extra help if needed. I found no " holier than thou" attitudes in ANY of the teachers. As for background checks, I know for a fact that they are done and have been done. I had to have mine done the last 3 years in order to volunteer there. It's unfortunate to have such uninformed parents because they can ruin an awesome Christian School. My children have excelled in their learning at this school. Don't let 1 disgruntled parent sway your decision, go visit and speak to the principal. She will go out of her way to answer your questions and give you a tour.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2010
The only Chistian values you will find in this school is the "holier than thou" attitude of most of the staff.The teachers lack experience, training and they are poorly educated. In my opinion, they are unable to adequatly meet the educational needs of students. The general belief is that they do not need to be state certified, citing goverment interference in school policies as the reason. In the past, they have not done any background checks on any staff member. Students have left the school as a result of endless harassment from peers. A student was seriously injured on the playground by a know school bully.The concept of customer service eludes them. Before you consider this school, I would advise you to speak to parents on both sides of the fence. I wish I had

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
I can only speak from my experience with my daughter's attendance there from preschool through 1st grade. Although, as a small school it has its personality conflicts and occasional policy hiccups, its overall demeanor and attention to the children is fantastic. Midway through 1st grade, our 6 year old daughter has achieved language and math skills of public school 4th or 5th graders. She has developed a natural and unforced admiration and love for God that has been consistently nurtured by her teachers. There are ample chances for friendships outside of school and all of the children at this age have shown excellent character and behavior. What can you say about a school whose Pastor greets each child every day at the door and has teachers hand deliver each student to their parent's waiting car when school is out? Thanks so much, Grace Christian School!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Picked up a magazine at a Dr office which graded OR schools, it gave Grace a B and said they were the least expensive private school in OR. We could not afford it otherwise. My child has attended Grace for 4 yrs. It may be largely family ran, but they have stepped up when no one else did. Some staff may not have a degree in teaching (do home school parents?). We did have trouble with a teacher, who is no longer there, but otherwise our experience has been that the teachers are there for the love of the children, they have been passionate and compassionate, dedicated, caring and intelligent. As for extra activities, much more fields trips then when we were in public, they do have dance team and support Upward basketball and cheer leading nearby. Also private school kids still pay taxes and can participate in public school activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
This school used to be a wonderful Christian atmosphere. Unfortunately because of the poor leadership it is not up to standards. You will have to problem if you are a family member, or a member of their church, however. The staff needs to re-evaluate spending and use the money for what it is intended for- the children's education, not personel use. I would definately think twice about sending my children here. Find a school who puts Jesus first, children second, not one who is out for their own personel gain.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
We love Grace Christian School! It's the perfect environment for our son. The teachers are fantastic, and the education is top notch. Our son gets a well-rounded Christ-centered education. The building could use some upgrades as it is a little old, but it's worth the affordable cost for us. --it's not at the top of the priority list. The private school teachings and education quality are......and they have that!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
Great place for children to be for an education and a godly environment

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
We love this school and have recommended it to family and friends. The class sizes are small and the teachers are very loving yet disciplined in the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2009
I agree with a lot of what they said on the review dated Aug. 25th. Most of it is true. I know for a fact, teachers are there because of the love for the students! They are committed to being Jesus to each student and family. That is what keeps them there. I feel this outweighs all else! They place faith in Jesus Christ that He will bless all efforts made by the teachers allowing the school to raise above all the trials.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2009
Grace Christian is a really good school. The teachers are very loving and chapel each week is taught by an awesome woman of God. The Abeka curriculum is a little tough and over the top. I wish they would mix in other curriculum for subjects such as science and math which Abeka is known to have some kinks with. They have expanded through highschool and the new buildings are very nice. I reccommend the school because of it's Christ centeredness, good teachers and affordable cost.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
As a parent who had both of my children here for 4 years I can honestly say that real Christian values need to be re-examined by the owners of this school. I have witnessed first hand much unfair treatment to staff and favortism among their own relatives who work there. Also money mis-management, secrets, and promises made that never happened. Such as working bathrooms, safe playground equipment, and fair treatment for persons who are not related to the owners. As a parent who has never missed a field trip, classroom party, or opportunity to help my children's teachers, I was very dissapointed to have to remove my children from this school. Some of the teachers here are wonderful and I can only imagine they stay for the sake of the children!

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2008
Overall GCS is a great school. My oldest has attended for 9 1/2 years. At times I have questioned the qualifications of choices of teachers made by leadership. I have to weigh it against the big picture. Does the good out weigh the bad? For me yes. The fact that my kids love coming to school and love learning,they have the freedom to worship God and pray in school, and uphold the values that America was founded on out weigh how fancy the school is or isn't. No school is perfect, and as a parent we should not set those demands if we are not willing to do more than just drive up to the door and drop our kids off as we complain about what the school is lacking. We have to be willing to continue teaching our kids how to give back and make it the very best possible.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2008
GCS has come a long way since their doors have opened many years ago. They now have seperate buildings to accommodate the Jr. High and High School students. They have Art, Computer Lab, and Spanish teachers. As for extra curricular activities, they now have a successful dance team - which have won 1st place trophies last year - and participation is up for this sport. If parents are happy with this school, then they should help make it even better by donating funds, supplies, volunteering, or anything that can help. The reward will be the greatest gift - your children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 20, 2008
My daughter started at GCS last year as a pre-schooler. Although she could go to public school for free this year, I gladly pay the tuition to keep her in a place where she is not only taught basics at an advanced level, but her moral character and values are also highly regarded. Although the building is not new by any means, the staff have only one priority; the children and their relationships in life and with God. The facility is not filthy. I love that all parents are encouraged to help out in any way possible. I don't think I would feel as connected to my child's education and personal development if she were to go to public school. As long as there are finances to do so, I will keep her at Grace.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
Grace Christian School has been our school of choice for many years. Now that they have expanded their Jr High and High School I plan on keeping all of my children there. I highly recommend this school located in Gladstone Oregon. Upon reading another comment of students having behavioral issues, I find that to be a false statement.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2008
As one of the least expensive private schools in the Portland area, Grace Christian draws a fair number of kids with behavioral issues. Staff are generally Christians, but students are not necessarily. The homeschool curriculum used (Abeka) is top-notch, but teachers aren't required to have a degree or certification of any kind. There are no background checks for staff or volunteers. Facilities are filthy and in disrepair.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2007
Other than the lack of extra curricular activities I think this school is wonderful. THe teachers are very supportive and caring and everyone is very involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
GCS has a great curricular!! They don't have music, sports, etc. but it is a great school!!

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2007
Small, but growing. They are expanding this year (2007). Great Christian Atmosphere and focus.

- submitted by a parent

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Grace Christian School
6460 Glen Echo Avenue, Gladstone, OR  97027
(503) 655-3074
Last modified Grace Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Grace Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top