"Our school is best known for "teaching Jesus" throughout the curriculum."
Students enrolled 565
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Jay Ferguson
Transportation options None

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3001 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75701

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(903) 566-5678
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4 stars
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November 26, 2014
Grace Community School is an incredible school. From the amazing teachers to the amazing coaches to the caring staff our children are taught well! Our faith is infused in every aspect of the teaching and the academic support creates an environment that all kids can be successful in learning. We are so grateful for Grace!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2014
My family moved to Tyler 5 years ago and we all fell in love with the school. One child is shy & one is outgoing and both were well received.(We have always taught "be a friend to get a friend.") If you are looking for a school that truly has a heart for teaching Jesus, you will find it among the leadership & many of the teachers. Is it perfect? No, but neither am I. GCS is an excellent school w/a heart for teaching it's students about Jesus, serving and influencing the world for Christ . 1. They provide a Biblical World View 2. Many caring and great teachers 3. Academically rigorous/college prep 4. MANY wonderful kids to connect with. 5. Drama, Choir, Sports, Orchestra, Drumline, Debate 6. No Uniforms! :)

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
Grace is a great size school: big enough to offer many activities & classes, but small enough for students to participate. I have one child who attended from pre-K and already graduated, one is a junior, and one in fifth grade. They have many wonderful friends, but appreciated the faculty of GCS more than anything. Grace has been the perfect fit for our family.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
Grace has prepared my children for their top college choice and has given them a strong biblical foundation through teachers who have encouraged and equipped them to realize their God-given talents.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
GCS is a great school providing biblical integration in ALL classes. My 2 oldest children are graduates and were very well prepared and have been very successful at the university level.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
We have had our children at GCS since K5, and our last of 2 is a senior this year. We are so thankful to have had GCS working along side us in helping to raise our children in a Jesus centered school where they have been loved, where they have been given many opportunities to serve others, where they have learned and been prepared for college. We have seen such positive change and growth over the years and pray God continues to bless GCS!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
Lots of bullying going on in the high school. Ms Schaeffer (the principal) doesn't seem to care. My child had attended Grace since K-4 and since nothing was done by the principal, we had to leave the school my daughters junior year. Many other kids had to leave as well because of bullying & the bullies get to stay. Not the kind of Christian school that I want my kids to attend anymore. Very disappointed in Jay Ferguson (the headmaster) and the principal. Very poor leadership and definitely not Christ like leadership behavior.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
Lots of bullying going on in the high school. Principal doesn't care. The good kids end up leaving and the bad ones stay. My daughter attended since k-4 thru 11th grade. Had to change schools because principal & headmaster wouldn't do anything about it. Very disappointed in GCS. It does not teach biblical values.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
Grace is the top private school in our area. I have had 2 children graduate and 1 in high school. My children were very prepared for college and found it easy compared to other students. Grace offers a great range of sports, fine arts, and academia. They excell in every area. It is obvious that the teachers love good and their students. It has exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
My child has attended Grace for many years. We had an excellent experience until we got to High School. The teachers are great but favoritism is definitely given to the children whose families have money or are involved in the church that is associated with the school. When favoritism is questioned, excuses are made and swept under the rug. The headmaster never apologizes for anything. It's sad but sports have come to be the most important part of the school. Not fairness & Christian values.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
Be extremely cautious if you are considering this school. Even though they may "teach" biblical principles, their leadership is far from what one might expect to find. They tend to be very judgmental. Consumer beware.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2014
The teachers are below standard for a private school due that none of them need a masters like at Brook Hill. The building is very unstable. All the money is dumped into sports so if you like sports and you don't want your kid to learn anything this is your school. They try to charge you $500 a parking space so your child doesn't have to walk 1/4 a mile to the school and almost get ran over. They auction $5,000 parking spaces for front row parking at football games that you can park in anyway. Really it's a money hungry school that is the rich vs. poor.

- submitted by a community member
December 26, 2013
We love the staff at Grace Community School. No question this is the best opportunity for education and a family based approach to prepare a student for the future.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
I attended Grace from pre-K until I graduated high school. I felt like I received a very high quality education that prepared me excellently for college, but more importantly I was poured into immensely by nearly every one of my teachers. The teachers genuinely care for their students and want them to learn well while fostering spiritual growth. I was also very involved in both athletics and fine arts, which helped me become a very well rounded individual. I hope to one day have my own kids attend GCS!

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2013
We absolutely love GCS. We have three children and have experienced elementary, jr. high and high school. The academics are second to none. The fine arts and athletics programs are state award winning. Above all is the dedicated staff. They are constantly instilling Christian values, a love of scripture and a desire for students to further their love of Christ and their relationship with Him. We have seen or children challenged in their academics and encouraged and loved by the amazing staff. We've had experiences with other schools and while they were not altogether negative we will never place our children in another school. GCS is where we will stay.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2012
My family has spent 16 years at Grace Community School. I have had three children start K4 through 12th grade. Grace is an excellent school. The teachers at all grade levels are excellent. The fine arts program is one of the best in the state. Athletic programs in the upper schools are excellent. If you were to ask anyone in the area you would find that the coaching staff in the football program is probably as good as you will get at any football program. Coach Maddox is without a doubt a man of incredible character. He is a great Christian man and he teaches and coaches by those principles. Academics are taught from a Biblical perspective and integrated into the course work. Grace is a very comfortable and encouraging environment. One caveat here, if you are not willing to be involved with the school or with your child's education, don't attend Grace. Parents are encouraged and needed at this school. Almost all parents are involved and participate to some degree. It is not overkill but parents here do know what is going on with their children, know most parents and most students. There is a program for every child at Grace. The student body is large enough to hae a lot of fun.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
As an educator at the college level, I see students in my classes everyday who are lacking in the basic skills needed for university work. Grace students are very well prepared for the next step. I have two children who have attended Grace since they were old enough to go to school. They are now in high school. So, I've seen Grace build its academic and extracurricular programs for the past several years. I'm very pleased with the results I see in my kids and in their peers. Also, the academic, athletic, music and arts recognition earned by its students is evidence of the strengths of Grace's programs. Here's the bottom line: if you want your child to get a solid education with a variety of choices in extracurricular activities and a Christian worldview, Grace is your best choice in Tyler.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 15, 2008
I believe this school shows a poor quality in all aspects of education. I had children that went there and from experience, I would never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
Grace Community School is a wonderful choice. The teachers take extra interest to work with the student to make sure he/she succeeds. Excellent curriculum, wonderful teachers and an intentional Biblical integration all worked together to make the choice of private Christian education at Grace the right one for my three children. My youngest graduated in 2006, and my other 2 in '05 and '04. They were well equipped to continue on to college and meet the challenges of higher education as well as college life. I am sold on this school as a parent and love the ministry.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
I attended this school from k5 - 12th grade. I really enjoyed my time there and I must say that it prepared me quite well for College. It's a great school and well worth the money.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2005
Academic Programs are great Wide variety of Exracurricual activities Parents are reasonable involved.

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July 12, 2005
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November 07, 2004
I'm not a parent, but a former student. I believe Grace provided me with an excellent education and a great beginning to further my education. I am about to graduate from college and feel I have come this far in part because of my earlier education. I thank the school and faculty for all the impacts they have had in my life.

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August 06, 2004
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All subjects are taught from a biblical, Christian worldview, and every opportunity, in and out of the classroom, is used to build godly character. Authentic biblical integration is the hallmark of our curriculum as we seek to unify an uncompromised core of knowledge, a thoroughly biblical worldview, the opportunity to discover individual gifts and talents, the practice of moral and social responsibility, and a transcendent purpose. The goal of the curriculum is to equip students to intentionall

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Grace Community School - Upper Campus
3001 University Boulevard, Tyler, TX  75701
(903) 566-5678
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