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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GCS has a great curricular!! They don't have music, sports, etc. but it is a great school!!
Small, but growing. They are expanding this year (2007). Great Christian Atmosphere and focus.
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