Grace Community Classical School
The hope for GCCS is that it will extend the possibility of a great Christian education to more families by providing the culture and support of GCS in a more affordable way.
Grace Community Classical School 2017-2018 Pilot Year
Educating from a Christian Worldview
Grace Community Classical School is a Christian Classical, University-model division of Grace Community School. As a part of Grace Community School, faculty and families share the same admission procedures and requirements and the same high expectations. Classes are taught by certified teachers from 8:30 am -12:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Upper Campus, 3001 University Boulevard.
New students pay two one-time, non-refundable fees:
- $75.00 which covers the online application process
- $400.00 which covers Ren Web, enrollment, and testing services
The yearly tuition of $3,500.00 is due on August 1st, but may be divided into ten equal monthly payments of $350.00, billed through RenWeb. Grace Community Classical School does not offer tuition assistance or multi-child discounts.
Returning students will be continuously re-enrolled and are responsible for the following year’s tuition if they do not withdraw before June 30th of the preceding summer.
In addition to the expectations for all Grace Community School parents, Grace Community Classical School parents are required to attend quarterly home-teacher training and to teach the supplied lesson plans weekly. The curriculum at Grace Community Classical School is rigorous and requires a substantial (at least 2-3 hours per day) commitment on the part of the parents.
The Grace Community Classical School tuition includes: curriculum which will incorporate such programs as ABeka phonics, Singapore math, Calculadder math, Foundations and Frameworks reading, Writer’s Stylus writing and grammar, Veritas history, Charlotte Mason science, Latin, geography songs, Bible catechism (from parents’ tradition), and a reading list.
Students will have access to school libraries during open hours. In the pilot year, Grace Community Classical School sixth and eighth grade students are eligible to participate in choir, band, or orchestra for an extra yearly fee of $300.00. Participation in these award-winning programs is required four days per week in the morning. The plan is to add access to athletics in future years.
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Director of Curriculum
Karla has worked as a teacher or administrator since 1973, teaching in public schools for five years, home schooling for ten years, and at Grace for twenty years. She has been with Grace Community School since 1995 as a fifth grade teacher, elementary assistant principal, elementary principal, interim junior high principal, and director of curriculum. Karla received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction from Covenant College. Karla and her husband, Kim, have three children who graduated from Grace and six grandchildren, the oldest of whom is in kindergarten at Grace.