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2015 & 2017 National Blue Ribbon recipient.

U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
ACSI Exemplary Accredited School
National Merit Scholarship Program

Why Grace?

Grace Community School is the only East Texas school recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for high academic achievement at the elementary and high school. Grace has also been awarded the TAPPS Henderson Cup for top state honors in academics, athletics, and fine arts.

As we celebrate our excellence in all areas, our primary focus remains to Teach Jesus.

“My husband met a few GCS high school students when our children were young, and he told me that he wanted our children to turn out like them!  There is just something special about a Grace student.”

Greg & Leann Strnadel

GCS Parents

We’re here to help.

Visit our campus today!

When it comes to choosing a school for your student, the options can be overwhelming.  Public or private?  Religious or secular?  Charter or magnet?  Arts, academics, or athletics?  Acceleration or learning support?  College prep or running start?

Whether you’re local or thousands of miles away from home, Grace Community School would love to be part of your search for the best place for your student’s education. We’d like to learn what’s important to you and your student; offer some answers for your questions; tell you about our school, staff, and programs; and pray with you for God to direct your family’s steps. Come see what it means to be a part of the Grace family.

Affording Grace

Does Grace offer financial aid?

We do! In fact, last year, we awarded almost $750,000 in need-based financial aid. Financial aid awards are different for each family based on need. But, to give you an idea, last year’s average financial aid award was $2,044 per child. Plus, 25% of our students receive some financial aid with a maximum award of 50%. Financial aid is available for new and current students in grades 1 – 12. The school strictly safeguards the confidentiality of all financial information supplied by the family. Families who apply for financial aid should know that both the admissions and the financial aid committees make decisions independently. Financial aid awards are based on a recommendation from an independent consulting firm (FACTS), which considers income, assets, debts, and medical and other family circumstances.

Affording Grace

Does Grace offer financial aid?

We do! In fact, last year, we awarded almost $750,000 in need-based financial aid. Financial aid awards are different for each family based on need. But, to give you an idea, last year’s average financial aid award was $2,044 per child. Plus, 25% of our students receive some financial aid with a maximum award of 50%. Financial aid is available for new and current students in grades 1 – 12. The school strictly safeguards the confidentiality of all financial information supplied by the family. Families who apply for financial aid should know that both the admissions and the financial aid committees make decisions independently. Financial aid awards are based on a recommendation from an independent consulting firm (FACTS), which considers income, assets, debts, and medical and other family circumstances.

International Program

We want to be your home away from home!

We believe that international students bring to our school community a richness of culture that enhances the learning experience of all. Also, through the education of international students, the influence of a Christ-­centered education is spread throughout the world and among different cultures. Therefore, we welcome students who meet our admissions qualifications from around the world.
Grace Community School is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Please note that I-20’s can only be legally issued once the student and family have completed the admissions process and the student has been accepted to the school.

Grace Community Classical School

Be a part of the Grace Community.

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.

Grace Community Classical School

Be a part of the Grace Community.

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.

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Visit Grace Events

Visit Grace Event

8th Grade Crossover (Kids Only)

All (Grace and non-Grace) 8th graders invited to visit Grace High School to shadow a current 9th grader, experience student life and enjoy lunch in their honor on Friday, February 9th. This is a cool way for an existing GCS 8th grader to get a taste of what High School will be like, or a unique opportunity to introduce a new family to our school.

If you are a guest student, please click here to register.

Admissions Team

Shari Wilson

Shari Wilson

Director of Admissions

Shari has a deep love for Jesus and for those who come seeking the hope He has to offer. Her background includes years of experience in education and programming for children and adults. She has taught in the classroom, worked as an Education Specialist with the Arizona Supreme Court and spent countless hours coaching and encouraging women, parents, families, and students. Her passionate love for Jesus and the principles in His Word give her a unique perspective on how the choices we make are so critical to living the lives we deeply desire. Shari is a ministry leader, speaker, and life coach, but the real truth is she’s a lover of chocolate and strong coffee. She has been married nearly thirty years to her best friend, Scott. She’s an avid University of Arizona Wildcat fan and mom to Ethan, Garner, Torrey, Sydney, Riley, and Reagan, and one beautiful daughter-in-law, Julianna.

Emily Neuhoff

Emily Neuhoff

Associate Director of Admissions

Emily is the associate director of admissions and has been with GCS since June 2016. Her role is to grow and maintain the international student program. Her favorite part of working with the international students is watching them fearlessly immerse themselves in our culture, school, and their host families. Emily is also the assistant coach of the eighth-grade volleyball team. She has her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Auburn University and has years of experience in higher education. Emily and her husband, Thomas, are members of Grace Community Church Lindale. In her spare time, Emily likes being outdoors with her two dogs and watching Auburn football.

Non-Discrimination

Grace Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.