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ABOUT GCS

GCS is a vibrant, private/Christian co-educational school in Charlottetown (PEI), offering a dynamic 21st Century liberal arts curriculum from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. 

In partnering with parents, our approach to education is holistic, aspiring to graduate students who are spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically and socially mature.

At GCS, we do more than teach subjects to our students. We are developing high capacity leaders, thinkers, and innovators for the future. Our learning environment is authentic and engaging, with a school culture that fosters mastery of learning, meaningful relationships, and global service.

Our faculty are both highly accredited and fully committed to our school and our students. The energy and passion brought to the classroom is evident in how they engage with their students and deliver the curriculum.

CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ACTION

A Christian philosophy and approach permeates all that we do at GCS. Christian education begins with knowing God, through Jesus Christ. We believe that all truth is God’s truth and that He provides the unique point of reference which gives to education an authoritative voice. (II Timothy 3:16-17)

GCS strives for excellence in faith, virtue, and knowledge by teaching a curriculum that integrates Christian perspectives into all aspects of school life. We believe that strong academic outcomes need to be coupled with access to serve and build relationships, as well as opportunities that develop students as compassionate, pro-active leaders with integrity and moral strength.

Through Christian ethics classes, weekly chapel services, class service projects, global service missions, and project-based learning activities, Christian life and values are presented in a relevant context and assist students in developing a solid foundation for their faith. Students at GCS are leaders, thinkers, and innovators.  They are directed by their Christian faith, noble in Christ-like character, moved by vision, and devoted to action.

The founding of Grace Christian School became a reality because of the vision and determination of those who recognized the need for quality education taught from a Biblical world-view. In 1978, Grace Kindergarten began, however just two years later, Grace Christian School opened its doors to thirty-two students from grades K-6. In 1990, GCS became a member school of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and today, is home to approximately 240 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Throughout our journey, GCS has continued to grow through prayer, sacrifice, and the efforts of many dedicated individuals, and has invested in the lives of numerous students. Graduates from GCS are currently working and serving in many career fields: engineering, bio-science, medicine, pharmacy, innovation, education, entrepreneurship, business, trades, and ministry.  A number of our alumni have returned to teach and volunteer at GCS.  Regardless of where our alumni are now, one thing is for sure, they are making a difference!

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With an average class size of sixteen students and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1, students and teachers work and learn together each day in a loving and nurturing environment.  Throughout its history, Grace Christian School has also expanded to become a diverse community serving students from seventeen different nations with approximately 30% of the student body being international students or new immigrants to PEI.

The story of GCS continues. When the men and women who founded GCS hired the first teachers, when the first classes were taught in the church overflows, when tests were hand-written, who would have envisioned the GCS of today?  Only the One who knows the end from the beginning.  God has blessed the ministry of Grace Christian School above all that we could ask or think. He has moved and continues to move in the hearts of individuals to choose GCS for their children’s educational journey.