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Amazing Grace Christian School

Private | PK-10 | 225 students

We are best known for 1-1 All Classroom Tech Integration & Fine Arts.

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,180.

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2013:
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Posted November 23, 2009

Our last independently conducted Parent Satisfaction Survey indicated 97% of our parents were 100% satisfied with Amazing Grace. Though we offer an accelerated academic program, we intentionally DO NOT imitate or try to replicate the exclusivity of any public school APP models. There is far more depth to Amazing Grace than simply academics. Our Core Values emphasize: Creativity, Humility, Resolve, Interdependence, Simplicity with the goal to bring about student and family Transformation. The 25 ethnic groups and 12 religious faith traditions represented in our student body fosters an appreciation of accepting differences while maintaining maturing relationships of the joy about belonging to our school family. We have high standards for our staff and students and they consistently meet those standards, especially of respect, hard work and common courtesy toward each other.

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Posted March 12, 2014

Be cautious! While technology is highly touted and students are accelerated up one or two grades, faculty and staff need professional development with teaching a diverse group of students and learners, there is no achievement gap because students who perform below are pushed out or asked to leave. There are no support systems to help students who struggle in this environment. Students and families have to figure out how to make it work in the academics. Faculty know how to work with only a certain group of students but not all students and learners. You may come to find out that there is not a high retention rate of students moving from elementary school to middle school. There is a great amount of families and students who leave at this point.


Posted October 23, 2013

We are so lucky to have found Amazing Grace Christian School! They have a cutting edge technological emphasis, but not without completely laying a foundation of basic skills that are then endlessly expanded upon with current-day resources. All the while, the foundation of the person is cultivated as well, with a strong Christian belief system. The older children assist the younger children, the classroom has no end to what can and is wished to be explored, the staff is well educated and caring, the campus is safe and warm. My children have attended the lower grades through middle school and we could not dream of a better school for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

This school really goes look for each students welfare and development. Discipline is inculcated and I don't see one or any student being bullied by another, every student is being taught to be friendly, obedient and respectful not only to adult but to each other. What I really like too in this school, is the technology based curriculum where students are being taught new and up to date technology; research and homework are being done on educational websites where each students learned how to use.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

A.G.C.S. provides a small school setting where everyone knows each other pretty much. It offers a strong curriculum (1 and sometime 2 grades above) with warm, fair and tough teachers. The school offers computers, fine arts (dancing, singing) and the word of God. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

One of our child is attending Amazing Grace PreK. We definite feel that this is the right school for our children in the community. The school keep up with current technology. The teaching program is well integrated between the school program and parent's plan that is both could involve to help our kids. We especially like Vocabulary Words Project where our kids gain a lot of hand on experience and understand the word solidly. Once the project is done, our kids know its meaning and how to spell and write the words. The Math & reading homework online is also convenient. Most of all, the program is balance between learning and having fun. We definitely love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I am the proud parent of a child that attends Amazing Grace Christian School and we already had one child complete her education with Amazing Grace. The atmoshpere, education and love of Christ that is present in the day to lives of our children is incomparable. We are so incredible grateful that both of our children have had the benefit of such a well cultured and innovative education. The students of Amazing Grace Christian School receive invaluable skills and a foundation that will last them a lifetime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Amazing Grace Christian School truly is amazing! The work they do with the kids shows everyday with the pure joy that is felt from the kids as you walk around the school. When you enter that school yard, it's like nothing you have ever seen. The care and love the children have for one another and their teachers is inspiring. The academics in the school far exceed anything that I've ever heard of, both publicly and with other private schools. The staff has done an amazing job of operating at just a level above in every aspect- and keeping learning fun for the kids. My first grader is doing things I would've expected in 3rd or 4th grade classes...and she loves it! They are truly an example of what can be done, how far you can push kids, and how to inspire children to become efficient, thoughtful and compassionate leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Its the best! My child enjoys it here :) I really like edmodo and all the tech they give, its very unique :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

this place is epic in every single way they help you math social studies history and everything in between


Posted September 27, 2013

AGCS is well ahead of the times for technology integration. Like others have said, it is very strict, and your kids will get homework (readiness work) nearly every night. The Principal makes it very clear and you shouldn't expect otherwise. Our boys love it there and are excited about each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

This school is absolutely amazing. It is a VERY RIGOROUS school, so be prepared for that. The class sizes are small and religious education is integrated throughout the curriculum. Technology is integrated into the curriculum, unlike many schools that think having computer available is integration. The diversity within the school is refreshing and even parents are amazed by the standardized test scores. The curriculum is accelerated by at least 1 academic year. Students have 1.5 hours of homework each night. No sports available, but arts are included. Rules are rigid, but fair. The leadership communications can be very one way. Very little opportunity for community building between parents, but we do our best to try to get to know one another naturally. One thing I like is the differentiated instruction that occurs: teachers build instruction around where the students are. Thus, your gifted child will not be bored and the struggling child is not left behind. This school is one of Seattle's best kept secrets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2013

This school has a strong academic feild and it's middle school learning is based on what they can do not just limited to the grade.


Posted October 31, 2011

We LOVE Amazing Grace Christian School!! The academic curriculum is rigorous, but the teachers are encouraging and very caring. They promote the students to be disciplined, resourceful, enthusiastic and confident. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

As a parent, Amazing Grace makes me glad every time I drop my son off every morning - I know he's learning the joys of working hard. Not only are the academics rigorous, the school teaches perseverance, love, compassion, thrift, inquisitiveness, public speaking, competition and cooperation and all sorts of life skills that will help my son to become a man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

This is an excellent school. I highly recommend Amazing Grace to anyone who is considering enrolling their child to school. The teachers and staff cares for the children like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

The teachers at Amazing Grace are great! They care so much about the students and their well-being. They set high standards for the kids without overwhelming them and supporting them all the way. The students are well-behaved and no bullies. The older students are also involved in the younger students classes which help bridge age gap and foster caring relationships and sets good role models and examples.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

I love Amazing Grace Christian School because it meets high expectations about teaching childrens accademics and moral conducts. Students love the school as well because the teachers have treated them with respect and the students respect the teacher as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The school treat kids and parents like family. They provide a curriculum that challenges the kids and help them advance beyond their normal level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Amazing Grace Christian School is the best. If you are looking for a well grounded learning place for your child this is the place. Look no further!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Our children have been well guided through their time at Amazing Grace. We value their structured atmosphere, caring teachers and artist influence. I highly recommend Amazing Grace.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 7%
Black 24% 5%
Two or more races 18% 6%
White 14% 60%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • See website
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. David Paul Zimmerman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • 1-1 laptops for all students
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • See website
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • Mind, Brain, and Education (Harvard University) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics 1-1 laptop Strong academics are the centerpiece of the Amazing Grace experience. We provide challenging yet personalized instruction that is tailored to each student’s needs and abilities. All of our courses are delivered in small class settings by dedicated faculty where individual attention and classroom interaction optimize mastery of both subject matter and the learning process itself.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
38
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
525

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Kent Technology Academy
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
See website
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10056 Renton Ave S
Seattle, WA 98178
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Phone: (206) 723-5526

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