Message from Head of School
Welcome to GRACE Christian School, “a loving community that spiritually and academically equips, challenges, and inspires students to impact their world for Jesus Christ.” Our mission provides us with more than words on a wall or a nice byline for our stationary. Our entire community is committed to making these words a reality in the lives of our students.
We talk about community a lot at GRACE because we understand the importance and value of a Christ-centered community. As a Christian community, we are unapologetic in our commitment to place Christ first in all things. These are interesting times for families as technology has created a culture that has the power to unite people across the world, but also to isolate us as individuals become increasingly focused on their digital lives. Our loving community seeks to help young people engage in healthy relationships built upon a reliance on Jesus Christ, understanding that their value is not based on the number of likes or followers they receive, but on the fact that they are children of a loving God.
We commit to engage our students both spiritually and academically, striving to develop well-rounded individuals equipped to take on the challenges of the twenty-first-century marketplace. Our goal is for each student to maximize his or her talents, whether academic, athletic, artistic, or spiritual, to God’s ultimate glory. We accomplish this through the work of our teachers, lifelong learners committed to engaging in best practices in the classrooms and beyond. Author Henry Adams famously wrote, “A teacher impacts eternity; he never knows where his influence stops.” Our teachers are eternally minded, teaching from a Christian worldview and incorporating biblical truth into their instruction. Our commitment to best practices includes integrating technology throughout the curriculum. At the earliest elementary levels our students are introduced to the basics of coding, keyboarding, and digital citizenship through the use of Smartboards and laptop computers. In fourth grade, each student learns to use a laptop for daily work. From fifth grade through graduation, every student receives a laptop computer as part of our 1:1 laptop program. Significantly, every teacher receives personalized training and support in utilizing the computers as an instructional tool.
If the GRACE Christian community sounds like a good fit for you and your family, I encourage you to contact our offices at 919-747-2020. We are excited about what God is doing here and look forward to sharing the news with others.
Eric Bradley, Head of School