Founded in 2000, we moved to our permanent location in early 2007. We are accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) which is recognized by the Texas Private Schools Association (TEPSAC).
Yes. We desire to enroll students whose parents' outward, daily expression of their personal faith aligns with our school's Statement of Faith. As the school holds a very high view of the church, we see a family's active involvement in a Bible-teaching church as an integral (and Scripturally mandated) expression of a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.
The average teacher to student ratio across K-12 is approximately 14:1. We have a highly educated faculty committed to teaching and discipling our students. About 90% of our Rhetoric school faculty hold advanced degrees.
The neurological development that occurs through learning cursive is important for many aspects of student success. Kindergarten students begin by learning a proper pencil grip, practicing the right way to form letters and numbers, and working to align the their writing horizontally and vertically. We begin cursive in the latter part of second grade and integrate cursive across all subjects throughout the rest of Grammar School.
The short answer is “no,” and understanding our academic approach is an excellent step to determining if Grace might be a good fit for your student(s). Our curriculum is described at length on our academics page.
Students may arrive at 7:50 am. All classes begin at 8:15 am. The Grammar School (K-5) dismisses at 2:55 pm., and the Upper School (6-12) dismisses at 3:15 pm.
For a small fee, a late-pick up program is available for K-8 students til 4:30 pm.
Grace Academy offers need-based tuition scholarships, pastoral discounts, and sibling discounts to families who qualify in order to reduce their tuition costs. Please visit our Reduced Tuition Page for further information.
We are the Grace Academy griffins. While griffins appear in popular culture from time to time, many people have never heard of them. So, what is a griffin anyway? The griffin is a mythological creature composed of a lion’s body and an eagle’s head and wings. Its history is over 5,000 years old, and in the ancient world it was considered a symbol of power, majesty, and even divinity. Given that the lion was traditionally considered to be the king of beasts and the eagle was considered to be the king of birds, the griffin (as a combination of these two) was thought of as the king of all creatures both on the earth and in the sky. During the Medieval period the griffin continued to be used as a symbol of strength and courage, and images of griffins appeared on coats of arms, castle walls, the shields of knights, and the crest of Trinity College, Oxford. Griffins also are mentioned in the writings of Dante and Milton, both classical Christian authors. For many Christians the dual-natured griffin that is lord of earth and sky became a symbol of the god-man Jesus Christ, Lord of all, whose nature is both human and divine.
We want parents to know that we have a security lockdown plan and many of our staff are armed, prepared and ready to respond to an intruder. We intentionally do not divulge details of this plan publicly. Please join us in praying that this plan will never need to be implemented.
At Grace Academy we take a measured approach to the use of computers and technologies in the classroom. We don’t want passive learners who seek to be entertained but rather active students who learn to enjoy working through the challenge of contemplating truth, beauty, and goodness. For this reason, technology does not form a central component of our curriculum; it is used moderately as a tool to support our broader educational goals. Additionally, we have a strict no-cell phone policy for all students anywhere on campus during the school day.
Once an applicant has completed the entire admission process (referrals, interview(s), and testing) and meets the criteria to be admitted, Grace Academy considers how many seats are available in the grade. If there is no available space in the grade, the family will be notified that the application is being placed in the wait pool for the academic year to which they have applied. Families may then choose to remain in the wait pool or decline that option. We advise that families remain in the wait pool, as space may become available at any point. If and when a space opens up, the admission office will consider applications in the wait pool to fill the open seat.
Can an application be moved from the wait pool and be admitted to enroll? Yes! Circumstances that bring about an opening in a grade level vary greatly and can happen at any point in the calendar year. If a family declines an offer to remain in the wait pool, their applicant will not be considered when space does become available.
How long does an application remain in a wait pool? An application can be offered a place in the wait pool for the duration of one school year.
What is the difference between a wait list and a wait pool? A wait list determines the next applicant to enroll as space becomes available. A wait pool allows the school to consider the unique facets of the grade level in order to determine which applicant(s) is offered the space(s).
Does remaining in the wait pool obligate us to enroll if we are offered a space? No.