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Academic Profile

GCS Class of 2023 (47 students):

  • Received 244 acceptances from 70 unique colleges
  • 26 students received more than $2.5 million in scholarship offers
  • Attended 20 different colleges in 9 states
  • 94% matriculated directly to a four-year college
  • 4% entered community college with plans to earn an associate's degree or to transfer to a four-year program
  • 1 student is planning a gap year to work and save for matriculation to a 4-year college program for the 2024-2025 school year

Curriculum Overviews

Detailed information about the curriculum in each grade can be found on the Lower Campus and Upper Campus pages of this website.

Students in GRACE’s Lower Campus program (TK-6th grade) experience hands-on learning, differentiated instruction, and an active, collaborative learning environment. In the youngest grades, students are given the tools and the knowledge to solve age-appropriate problems by learning how to share, take turns, and develop the understanding that every person is worthy of respect and kindness. As students progress in their academic career, students gain foundational skills in reasoning while learning how to communicate with coherent arguments, and demonstrate personal responsibility.

Upper campus students are provided with ample occasions for self-advocacy, collaboration, and practical opportunities to think critically. Resolving conflicts respectfully, learning to prioritize, and investigating the application of academic subjects to world issues is a priority of the instructional program. Advanced Placement® and honors classes are balanced with opportunities to participate fully in fine arts, athletics, and community outreach. All are designed to encourage our students to develop their strengths and find God’s plan for their lives. Our goal is for GRACE students to graduate spiritually mature, academically prepared, and mentally confident.


GRACE affirms the importance of technology in education and was one of the first schools in the greater Raleigh area to adopt a 1:1 program. Over the years we have continued to embrace technology as a way to enhance the education process in all grades TK-12, while also building a robust list of class offerings that prepare our students for technology today and into the future. 

The technology goals for GRACE align with the National Education Technology Standards for the Digital-Age Classroom, and incorporate the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards throughout the curriculum. Our technology initiative advances student learning and increases opportunities for creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Technology tools are used to challenge students in higher-level thinking skills, inspire students to become lifelong learners, and prepare GRACE students for life beyond the classroom.

GRACE students of all ages have many opportunities to expand their understanding of the world beyond Raleigh, North Carolina. High School students serve local and distant communities and participate in international enrichment opportunities.

During each academic year, GRACE upper campus school students have the opportunity to participate in domestic and international service trips as well as enrichment trips to historic European countries. Additionally, GRACE has established a foreign exchange relationship with a Czech Republic secondary school hosting a group of students each fall, and with New Oasis, hosting secondary students from China.

Students are encouraged to care deeply and consistently for their local communities through volunteerism, and through GRACE-sponsored community service days each year. Students have recorded more than 10,000 service hours in the last five years. Since 2009, GRACE has also hosted Hoops for Hope, a charity basketball event that has raised over $100,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Dual Accreditation

GRACE Christian School is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) as well as Cognia (formerly AdvancED). GRACE holds the highest rating with both of these organizations. In 2022, GRACE was the 19th school in the world to be granted ACSI's Exemplary Accreditation - making it the only school in the Triangle to receive this prestigious designation. 


ACSI, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is comprised of nearly 24,000 member Christian schools in more than 100 nations. ACSI is a leader in strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators worldwide, providing services through a network of 28 regional offices. The organization accredits Protestant PreK–12 schools. Learn more at www.acsiglobal.com


Cognia is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Cognia has expertise grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation. Cognia is a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 70 other nations. Learn more at www.cognia.org.