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Grace Christian School does not require uniform dress but does enforce a school dress code. See School Handbook (section five) for specifics on school dress.
Cafeteria services are not available at Grace Christian School; however, occasionally, lunch options are made available to students from various food establishments for a fee. Daily lunches and snacks must be provided from home.
Transportation to and from school, as well as to special events (e.g. field trips, class outings, etc.) is the responsibility of the parents.
Grace Christian School does not provide child care services; however, based on demand, a private after-school program is available from 3:00 PM to 5:30 pm.
Classes begin promptly at 9am and end at 3pm. Teacher supervision is provided before school from 8:20am and after school until 3:20pm.
All teachers meet provincial requirements, having teaching certificates issued by the Province of Prince Edward Island and/or the Association of Christian Schools International.
Currently the enrollment is 200 students from grades JK-12.
Grace Kindergarten opened in the fall of 1978. In 1980 Grace Christian School expanded to include grades kindergarten through six. In 1987 Grace Christian School celebrated its first high school graduation. To date, over 200 students have graduated from Grace Christian School.
In addition to learning centres, playtime, and art, Grace Christian School Junior Kindergarten follows a full academic curriculum including math, reading, and penmanship.
Over ninety-eight percent of Grace Christian School graduates continue their educations at post-secondary institutions in the program of their choice with many of them receiving scholarships and bursaries.
Over the last several years, Grace Christian School students have consistently ranked higher than the provincial average in Grade 9 math assessments and Grade 3 and 6 reading and writing assessments. In addition, the students of Grace Christian School perform, on average, in the 85thpercentile nationally (CAT testing). A strong emphasis is placed on student work ethic and responsibility, and school standards for promotion exceed provincial standards.
GCS offers some of the best admission rates in the country as well as a monthly payment option to eliminate the burden of one lump-sum payment . Tuition for one student for the 2017-18 school year is $5100.00. Tuition for additional students drops dramatically. A number of bursaries are available by application to help defray the cost of tuition. In addition, a referral program allows parents to save $250 if their recommendation leads to a new enrollment from another family.
Grace Christian School has an up to date computer lab utilized by all grade levels, fibre optic high speed internet throughout the building, teacher-accessible internet in every classroom, LCD projectors or tvs (with Apple tvs) in all high school classrooms and three classrooms equipped with Smart board technology.
Grace Christian School houses eleven classrooms, a gymnasium, a multipurpose room, a library and a chapel area. The school also has a science lab, computer lab and music room, as well as a large green space with playground equipment, soccer field, basketball court and seasonal sledding hill.
Grace Christian School has been a provincially certified private school, awarding high school diplomas, since 1996.
Grace Christian School recognizes the need for artistic expression. Drama, music, and art are part of the elementary program. In high school, extra-curricular opportunities are available to continue to develop these skills. In addition, junior high students participate in non-academic enrichment programs to explore, such as Innovation, Biochemistry, Art, Music, STEM, Life Skills, etc. Additionally, intramural sports programs, as well as participation in inter-scholastic sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track, cross country, etc), are encouraged.
The number of students in each grade ranges from eight to twenty one, depending on enrollment.
Grace Christian School offers an academic program from junior kindergarten through grade twelve.
All students are required to participate in scheduled Christian Ethics classes as well as a weekly assembly for the purpose of age-appropriate Biblical teaching.
The administration and staff of Grace Christian School holds to the foundational principle that all subjects be taught from a Biblical worldview. This means that, although traditional academic courses are offered, every subject is viewed through the Scripture as the ultimate compass for determining truth, morality, justice, priorities, and purpose. With all grades at the same location, multi-grade activities provide venues for modeling leadership. A small student population favours involvement in a variety of activities, including community service projects to build citizenship skills. Students can flourish in a safe, caring environment, supported by both staff and peers.
Grace Christian School admits students of any race or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, responsibilities, programs and activities, providing such students meet the academic entrance requirements, and agree to abide by the school policies. Families are not required to attend Grace Baptist Church in order to send their child to Grace Christian School; nor are there any expectations that students will attend church-related activities. All families are expected to be in agreement with our parent commission.