As a parent, you know that a positive elementary school experience will help set your child on the right path for their entire academic journey. So much development happens during these formative years, and nothing matters more to you than finding the best learning environment.
We invite you to learn more about our program and the opportunities your child will have as an elementary student at Grace.
At Grace Community School, we model teaching and learning after Luke 2:52: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Scripture provides a blueprint for training children with an eternal perspective while fostering their physical, spiritual, and social-emotional growth. At GCS, we call this, “Teaching Jesus” — our commitment to developing the whole student according to his or her God-given gifts. As students master fundamentals in core subjects like math and language arts, they simultaneously renew their minds through studying the Bible, worshiping together in Chapel, and being mentored by Christian teachers.
A peaceful environment where students are known and loved provides the security elementary-age children need to thrive. Our teachers understand that children in grades 1-4 need ample opportunities for active exploration and play. Engaging in collaborative work with classmates, students build critical thinking and social skills.
Meet Our Principals
M.Ed., Centenary College of Lousiana
Jennifer serves as elementary principal. Before becoming the elementary principal, she was the elementary assistant principal and a junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade teacher. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and her master’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana. After teaching for five years in public schools in Louisiana, Jennifer joined the Grace Community staff in 1996. She and her husband, Jeff, have two sons. Jody attends Grace High School and Justin graduated from GCS in 2012. The Doziers are members of Green Acres Baptist Church. Jennifer enjoys Jazzercise, reading, and all sorts of crafts.
Elementary Assistant Principal
Elementary Assistant Principal
B.A., University of Texas, Tyler
Amber has been at Grace Community School since 2007 and currently serves as the elementary assistant principal. Before becoming the assistant principal, she was a third grade teacher, as well as an eighth grade English teacher. She has also taught as a high school English teacher at a public school in the East Texas area. Amber received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. She and her husband, Todd, have one daughter at Grace and another daughter who graduated from GCS (Class of ’14) and is attending Abilene Christian University.
We have loved Grace from the beginning, but our appreciation for our Grace family, a Christian education, and a strong academic foundation has grown deeper with each year. Recently our son and daughter both accepted Christ and made the decision to be baptized; we credit some of their decision to the amazing influences God has placed in their lives at school.
JEANNE & KRISTOFFER LISENBY
GCS Elementary provides…
At Grace Community School, students are given personal attention daily as they master foundational skills, develop their problem solving and critical thinking abilities, and discover their God-given interests and talents. Our experienced educators go above and beyond to create an environment that is engaging and reinforces a positive attitude about school. And every lesson, project, and activity is designed to point students to Jesus. At Grace Community School, Christian families have the peace of mind that what they are teaching their children is being reinforced at school, not torn down.
At the elementary level, core subjects include:
- Language Arts
Students enjoy a variety of enrichment classes on a weekly basis, including:
*The elementary school day begins at 8 a.m. and has a staggered release by grade level from 2:50 to 3:10 p.m. After-school care is available until 5:30 p.m., allowing time for additional learning, outside play, games, and a snack.
The Association of Christian Schools International recognized Grace Community School with Exemplary status; one of only two schools in the country to receive this designation. Grace also earned the National Blue Ribbon Award by the U.S. Department of Education for high academic achievements. It is our purpose to remain one of the strongest Christian education programs in the U.S.
We prioritize your child’s safety and are committed to keeping our campus secure. Doors remain locked, surveillance cameras monitor our facilities, and each campus has multiple protection officers. Faculty, staff, and volunteers are background checked, and regular safety drills ensure we are ready to respond to any threat. But there’s more to safety than just being prepared for emergencies. Our core values foster a healthy culture wherein students feel safe, allowing them to experience deeper learning. Teachers communicate with parents regularly to share observations, supporting each child’s growth and nurturing their needs.
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