"Grapevine Faith Christian School exists to develop & graduate authentic Christia"
Students enrolled 812
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Dr. Ed Smith
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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730 East Worth Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

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(817) 442-9144
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4 stars
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November 26, 2014
Faith is an excellent school where kids are challenged, nurtured, and loved in a safe environment. The teachers are caring and loving, and my children love going to school each day. Behavioral and academic expectations are high, and we are always impressed with how involved kids can be at Faith. We love that our non-athletic child is encouraged to try any sport he wants in jr. high, and we love that our very academic daughter can take rigorous and challenging coursework, while receiving encouragement and praise from other students and teachers along the way. Faith truly is a family atmosphere, and we are proud to call Faith our school home!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2014
Faith is the best thing that has happened to our family! We are in our sixth year at this school. All 3 of our children have thrived academically, spiritually and socially at this place. It is a true family! If you want you your kids to be prayed for, loved on and challenged in their spiritual walks, then this is the school for you! I have never witnessed any of the things that are written about in the negative reviews in our six years here. Is this a perfect place? No, because no place is perfect and people aren't perfect! There is only ONE who is and this school leads their students to Him!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2014
Grapevine Faith Christian. I m a student at this school. Talk about cliques, judgmental and hypocritical students and staff. The upper school staff lies and deceives and could care less about the well-being of the students. The students are mean and cliquish. Your beliefs don't make you a good person, your actions speak louder than words....if you re gonna talk the talk you better walk the walk. Please take what I m saying into consideration and rethink sending your children here. I am very active, it s not like I haven t tried to adjust. This school is hopeless.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2014
I attended Faith for multiple years until I graduated, and I cannot believe the negative reviews. This school, through the students and faculty, changed my life. I wouldn't have changed anything, and you can bet my future kids will be attending Faith. The coaches and teachers are incredible. To this day, I can still email/call them, and they will bend over backwards to meet me to talk. Are there problematic situations? Sure. Sinful, fallible people work and attend the school. However, the staff truly loves their students. As for academics, they offer a multitude of classes. I took all the AP and college classes and was LIGHTYEARS ahead of public school kids. I was taught how to be a successful student, but more importantly, an authentic Christian leader. I would sacrifice my life for the staff there, and I am forever grateful that God blessed me to be able to attend Faith. Don't let the reviews get to you. Your child will leave educated with a strong Christian background and be able to stand up to college professors, provided they choose to accept the education.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2014
This is a wonderful place if you are looking for superior academics in a healthy learning environment along with a REAL focus on Christian character and a Biblical worldview. I have boys and girls, that have been in every level of this school, some in athletics, some in arts.. This school is like a family that comes alongside the parents to partner with them to raise kids to be authentic Christian leaders. This means that kids and parents are held to a high standard of Christian character, with lots of grace and a focus on love and growing in Christ. Unfortunately there are those disgruntled few that for personal reasons use pages like this to discredit a place because a Christian environment is not for everyone and standards exist and sometimes that means hard conversations must be had. Every year I speak to kids that have transferred to the school from other schools and say they could not be happier and it is the happiest place they have ever been. It is not easy to get in because of wait lists, but if you do you will never regret the decision! Take a tour & see for yourself! My kids and their friends ADORE Faith!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
I love this school. The students are welcoming and respectful and the faculty, staff and administration are exemplary. I couldn't be happier with my experience at Faith.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2014
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! We are entering our second year at Faith (we have experienced the elementary, jr. high AND high school) and truly couldn't be happier! The moment you walk in the doors, you feel God's presence. It is academically aggressive but the beautiful part is that the faculty and administration are not just concerned with the minds of their students--they love and develop the "whole human"--the hearts and souls of their kids, not just the brains. Every day the students are given opportunities to help mold their character, integrity, responsibility and intelligence, as well as learning how to use God's word as their life compass. The saying goes that it takes a village and we feel so blessed that we have our Faith family as part of ours!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2014
Definitely not a Christian based experience. As a former Athletic Director/Coach for the past 20 years, I am appalled of the things that go on at this institution, especially in regards to the girls athletics. There is favoritism shown to the boys athletics in relation to girls athletics. I have heard there is bullying in girls athletics that the administration sweeps under the rug. These are the main reasons why there have been so many transfers from Faith Christian. If you are truly a Christian based institution, then these problems would not exist.

- submitted by a community member
September 08, 2014
Anything but Christian in my book. Our treatment has been pathetic, and we are not even easily offended. It took a few years to uncover the truth, which is favoritism is alive and active in this school. Faculty/Administration consistently refuse to correct the multitude of internal problems. Faculty is not the Christian role model as stated in their mission statement. Now that our child has moved to a new school she is thriving and happy. Thank God our child is out of that unloving environment. Be sure to do your research.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
Horrible High School experience...average education, hyper involved parents manipulating every step for "Little Johnny" and Sr Administration from Principal to AD to President of the School that hide behind the veil of Christianity. Our family went through some serious issues in this High School with lip service & broken commitments from these Sr Administrators. It is very sad to see the number of families and KIDS that have been hurt here yet no one seems to care or willing to dig in and ask the tough questions. These good ole' boys clearly have no one to answer to. Be very, very careful if you are considering sending your child here.....look at the shear number of negative reviews from so many different angles/points of view. Where there is smoke there is FIRE.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
Make sure you really do your research before sending your child to this school. Faith Christian School has the very same problems as the public schools. What our family discovered was a lack of leadership within the school administration and the lack of care or concern for the well being of the students. The academic curriculum is very limited in foreign language and electives. When situations arise and the administration needs to be involved they pretend nothing has happened and choose to ignore the reality. When a student is faced with numerous incidents when action is required and they see an administration that does nothing it's very difficult to explain to the child that this is an example of Christian leadership. When the environment is destroying your child and they are beginning to question Christianity and their faith because of the example set by the leadership of a school it's time to leave.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2014
We have five children who attend Faith and couldn't be happier with our choice! This will be our fifth year at the school. Faith is a wonderful, protected, Christian environment for your child to grow in spiritually and intellectually. We have had great experiences in the elementary and high school but middle school is where Faith truly shines. The teachers, administration, and support staff are awesome! They have been there for many years with little turnover because they love what they do, the people they work with, and the impact they make in our children's lives. If you are considering the school, go for a visit. The campus is always welcoming for visitors and you can meet our fabulous admission director and learn more about the school and decide for yourself if Faith is a good fit for your child! Regarding the negative comments: Cliques? a few, but the majority are sweet welcoming families, two fundraisers a year at Faith both optional, none of my children have been in athletics and they fit in just fine, service hours are the same as public HS, my daughter loves Faith. If anything, I would say the girls get more awards and hold more leadership positions than boys!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2014
This is an extremely marginal High School. The attrition from the High School recently is alarming. Of the upcoming 2015 class, there were 92 freshman and 29 (30 %) of those kids left over the last 3 years! Many previously longtime Faith families are now sending their younger children to other schools. We felt it lacked genuine leadership. The administration is seen as out of touch by many of the High school students and parents.The quality of the education has suffered greatly due to the departure of excellent teachers,staff and coaches.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2014
I have a son that attends Faith. It is such a refreshing feeling sending my son to a school where I know he will be surrounded by like minded children whose parents have the same values in parenting that we do. The school does a great job at integrating Christian biblical values into the curriculum as well as challenging the students academically and creatively. I am excited that my son is given the opportunity in the classroom to learn the material in a very creative and unique way that has given him a desire to continue to learn. As a public school teacher myself, I know that in public school that does not happen due to the emphasis on state testing. Faith is filled with a great genuine staff that really cares for the students and their success. I have been thoroughly impressed with our experience and am looking forward to more in the future.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
Sending our children to Faith is one of the best decisions our family has ever made. Faith is a wonderful school with staff members who love Jesus and love their students. The best word that comes to mind is genuine - everyone from the administration to the teachers to the students and families. Of course no place is perfect but I am honestly shocked my the negative reviews of Faith. Our family will forever be grateful for our time at this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2014
Huge disappointment. We had hoped for the tuition our children would receive rigorous academics, they did not. Why pay for a curriculum similar to area public schools? Aside from the inferior academics to say this school is "cliquish" with parents/students is an understatement, the focus on athletics is too heavy, much heavier than it is on following Christ or the curriculum. If you love fundraising for your school than this is the place for you! If you want an excellent, rigorous, challenging, education for your children in a Christian environment where TRUE CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP is taught then you need to research area private Christian schools who truly cater to both. Again, what a wasted year for our students, one we will never get back.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
We have 2 kids at Faith and simply love this school! The heart of the school is true and the aim to ensure the staff and teachers all have a correct biblical worldview in order to help develop students that are authentic Christian leaders. Our kids have participated in and benefited from excellent academic, sports, and arts programs and we have found a place that not only embraces and loves on our kids, but welcomes parents as well. This community is like no other we've been a part of. We thank God for Faith!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
We appreciate Grapevine Faith holding true to their mission statement: developing and graduating authentic, Christian leaders. Our two children thrive in this atmosphere and have had so many opportunities to use their talents for God! We are thankful for the wonderful people who surround our children daily and point them to Christ at every turn.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
If you are going to enroll your children here, be prepared to slog for this school, from the relentless fundraising to the so called "service hours". Sadly, the academics is subpar and most of the parents clannish and preoccupied with the dog and pony show that engulfs the athletic frenzy in this institution. I am all for athletics,but with a balanced perspective. Authentic Christian leaders? I beg to defer. The best decision I made was to remove my children from this toxic, self righteous, self serving,and academically inept environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Our children have been poured into, challenged and loved at Faith! It has been a wonderful experience. The Faith family is a community of love and support. A personal relationship with Christ is encouraged and nurtured. The academics continue to grow in rigor and challenge. Our students are building leadership and critical thinking skills that will help them in their college and adult years.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
Beware especially if you have a daughter. They do NOT walk the talk! Girls are not their top priority. The boys rule. The administration believes they should only deal with the fathers and they really don't care to hear what a woman has to say. Believe me our family has given thousands of dollars to this school & until we were faced with a situation that involved some answers from the administration we did not realize they actually are too busy with their traveling & speaking events to deal with what is taking place in their own school. No female should feel like she cannot speak up because a man is the one chosen by God to be the one in charge. Young girls need to realize that they have a voice & the mother's of these girls need to be heard by all!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2014
Do not send your child to this school unless you are rich enough to pay for their success. Spend enough money and you can buy your child the leading role in a play or a starting position on a Varsity team. GIrls will never succeed at this school either. All emphasis is placed on males doing well. The education is very poor, especially in math and science. The administration is a joke and is nothing but a good 'ole boys club that play and travel together on "mission" trips. Bottom line, DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2014
Faith is a wonderful school. My child has grown spiritually as well as academically. She is surrounded by loving christian teachers in a warm, caring environment. I can't say enough great things about this school. We are so thankful to be a part of the Faith family.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Our daughter is a middle school student at Faith, and she thrives there in every way. She is a very academic student, and she is seen as a unique individual who is a hard worker and who loves school. She has never been bullied or even excluded at Faith, and that's saying something for any middle schooler at any school. The school does a great job of proactively teaching important issues early on, such as anti-bullying, cyber awareness, dressing appropriately, etc. Our daughter's teachers are positive role models who go above and beyond, and we love the family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2013
I am a 15 year old girl, I attended Faith Christian School for 5 years and it was very hard for me. I am a very outgoing person and I love learning but I never fit in with any of the cliques. Despite their claim to not put up with bullying, I had almost no help whatsoever with the all of the girls that hurt me. and it wasn't an out loud bullying situation, it was quiet bullying. Where they would talk behind my back, look at me and avoid me all the time, and make fun of me. I do not regret going there because I can now relate to all of my friends at my new school because we all use to be bullied in some way, but trust me when I say your child has to fit in for him/her to have a good experience at this school. I have heard some people have a great experience there until middle school and high school which is what happened to me. We constantly had pep rally's and fundraisers all the time, and with 30+ kids in a class, I couldn't ever even as any questions if I didn't understand without feeling stupid. Make sure you are carful before you put your kid here.

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2013
Not a true preparatory school. Expectations not met regarding academics, no more rigorous than public school. There is a definite 'clique' in this school & they focus on football, cheerleading & fund-raising. If you want a true 'Christian' school with a rigorous syllabus then your better off at true prep schools not far away as the D/FW area has several highly rated schools unlike Faith.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2012
Faith is a good school for students that fit in the Faith box . If your child can learn in a fast-paced, traditional setting, Faith may be a good fit for your child. Unfortunately, the school does not provide resources for students that may learn with a less traditional approach. From our personal experiences, the administration seems to have a holier than thou attitude when it comes to their approach with students that may think outside of the Faith box, which is troubling coming from a Christian school. In fact, we witnessed a more tolerant and caring attitude toward our child when attending secular schools. That being said, Faith has an excellent ability to integrate Biblical beliefs and values into all school subjects, which should be commended. Careful thought should be taken when deciding whether to enroll your child at Faith.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
We were blessed to get into Faith when my son was starting 2nd grade. He is now in 6th. It has been a wonderful experience. It was like joining a big family where everyone is very loving and always ready to help. The education is top notch. He is challenged by the curriculum, but teachers are always willing to help, before or after school or even during their own lunch. I was concerned for my son this year starting junior high. It has been such a great experience for him. The junior high teachers know exactly what the pre-teens need. My son is not a sports kid, however he really enjoys being involved with the Creative Arts Department and all of their wonderful offerings. Our friends and family can't believe the quality of the productions that Faith produces. If sports is your child s interest, Faith has an excellent sports program also. I think you could look the world over and not find a better bunch of people that make up the teachers and staff of Faith Christian School. They not only talk the talk, but they walk the walk. They will walk right beside your child coaching and cheering them on every day.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
In response to the April 19 2011 review, my child has gone to Fairh for six years now and not once has a class been cancelled or work not scheduled because of plays. My child has participated in plays and is expected to turn in his homework on time and complete. He had to turn in his work just like everybody else. Also, the musicals aren't a fundraiser for the school. Yes, they charge admittance for the musicals which is to cover the costs to put on the play. It's a good school and has problems just as every school does. If you are looking for perfection you won't find it here. This school is run by humans which we all know are flawed so there are going to be some issues. If you want no issues at all then homeschool your kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
I have 3 kids at Faith and am so thankful for this school. It is actually more like a family! The staff from the principals to teachers to lunch workers love on these kids with a genuine heart of ministry! The academics are solid, the creative arts program is amazing, and the small size allows students to be involved in so many different things....lots of opportunities to develop and grow!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2011
Emphasis on fundraising and promoting the school's image takes precedence over education here, with heavy recruitment of parents and students. We have seen classes cancelled and homework pushed back so students can practice their musicals and plays during class hours. (Musicals and plays produced to raise funds for the school). For those of us that actually have social lives and spiritual enrichment apart from school, it was particularly cumbersome having to sacrifice family time and be involved in school affairs during afterschool hours and weekends on a regular basis. To top it all, we researched and discovered that comparatively, the academics here is not at par, which is unfortunate, considering the high cost of tuition.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
I would be extremely cautious before sending your child to FCS. there is a very specific type of kid that thrives here and if you are even slightly outside of that box (wether it be academically or behaviorally ) your child will suffer. and for the record I have never been a complainer nor did my child have a single complaint behaviorally. the curriculum is super tough and the class sizes are way larger than they need to be or than you would like to think for a 'private' school. there is no time or tolerance if your child lags even slightly from the fast pace. the schools motto is to raise authentic christian leaders and from what I saw their are a select few kids that are focused on and chosen to do EVERYTHING while the others sit back and watch. from what I could see it was usually the kids that have been there forever, have moms who are up at the school 24/7 or are particularly outgoing. the teachers that we had were unbelievably uncaring and non-communicative with parents. Mind-blowingly so!!! my child left with a much lower self esteem than when they started!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2010
Having my teenager at Faith has been one of the best decisions we have made. We have had experience in the public school system and the private school arena. The public school was a high performing system. It was a horrible experience once in the high school/. Getting out of the public school and going into Faith was like breathing a breath of fresh air. The staff are supportive and devoted to the mssion of the school. I can't say enough about the love and guidance that the students are given. For those that have previous posts with horrible experiences, I can't help but wonder if we are talking about the same school. I suppose it is a matter of, "you can't please all of the people all of the time." I, on the other hand, highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
Faith is my second home. I actually felt the need to leave one year and my parents allowed me. How long did I last at that new school? 3 Days. I returned immediately, missing my faith family. The teachers love us and treat us like we're their own. They're not there to run a jail like at public schools. They'r there to partener with our parents in bringing us up academicly and spiritualy. I have mental illnesses as well and they do a great job working with me and other struggling students. The only reason some kids say it's bad is because they don't want to be there. Them and their parents are the ones causing the problems. Our faculty is as good or better than what the cameras portray and everythng we've done has been initiated with no expectation of publicity. We do walk what we talk.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2009
My child began attending Faith this year and our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. It has been a great blessing to have teachers that are truly interested and motivated to meet my student at his level and help him excel. The positive effect of Christian peers and teachers has made an obvious impact on my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
I wish this school extended the same grace within their walls, that they do on camera. They do not practice biblical discipline. We had a horrible experience here. The fine arts and music program is excellent however.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
I couldn't disagree more with the negative comments posted. My son has gone to Faith since the school opened in 1999. He has loved it since his first day of pre-K and continues to love it to this day; his grades and life outlook show it. He has always been an exceptional student and we believe that Faith has been instrumental in that regard. Are there issues? Sure, but it has more to do with the parents than the kids or the school. Lack of parental involvement is not relegated to the public school system, we see it at Faith some also. My experience at Faith is that poor performance/attitude issues stem from lack of parental involvement and a misplaced belief by some that it is the school's responsibility to raise kids. If you are looking for a truly exceptional educational and personal experience for your child I recommend you consider Faith.

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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
I have two girls who absolutely love their elementary school, Faith! The teachers are true Christians who shine the light of Jesus in all that they do. My girls are safe and are growing in their relationship with the Lord daily. Because they don't have anxiety about school anymore (public) they are thriving spiritually, socially (precious friendships) and academically! The staff at Faith is dedicated to the Lord and to our children. We love our Faith Family!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Faith has exceeded every expectation we had for a school. The teachers and staff prayerfully seek the Lord in all their decisions and focus on Jesus daily. I love the school's missions focus. They take a group of students to India every year and have many outreach activites for the children with the goal of sharing Jesus with others.

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April 23, 2007
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December 26, 2006
This school, in only it's 7th year I believe, has achieved way beyond what I would think would be normal expectations. While no school is perfect, the leadership has been outstanding and the overall responsiveness to address issues has been excellent. We live in an exemplary rated public school district but it is a very easy decision for us to re-enroll our children at Faith each year, in spite of the fact that it is a stretch for us financially. The athletics programs have been outstanding......state championships, a commitment to excellence, etc.. Highly reccomend this school without reservation.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
This really just a regular high school with some Christian seasoning mixed in. The lack of discipline leads to students problems just like the public schools.

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March 20, 2006
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August 25, 2005
This is a wonderful 12 year school, located in a old elementary school, it seems like an old-time school. The kids are super! Uniforms are required and school rules are fair. The environment speaks volumes with Bible verses, virtues, etc. all around the school building. Children are taught early to honor God and be proud of who they are and where they come from. This school rates high in moral, values, academics and more. Parents are invited to volunteer and get to know the staff and curriculum. Sports are a big plus.

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Grapevine Faith Christian School is an independent, inter-denominational, biblically-based Christian school (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) located in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas. Faith is co-educational, evangelical, and college-preparatory with selective admission. Faith does not discriminate based on race or ethnic origin in the admission of students and hiring of faculty and staff. Faith is a believer school (meaning that at least one parent is a professing Christian).

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Grapevine Faith Christian School
730 East Worth Street, Grapevine, TX  76051
(817) 442-9144
Last modified Grapevine Faith Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Grapevine Faith Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top