F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission statement?

To glorify God by serving parents in providing their children a distinctly Christ-centered, academically excellent, classical education as a foundation for life-long learning.

What is the school motto?

Soli Deo Gloria.  This Latin phrase means “All for the glory of God” or “For the glory of God alone.”

How long has Grace Academy been around, and are you accredited?

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).

How many students are enrolled?

We are blessed to be the day-time home of about 200 students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, who enjoy our 35 acres five days a week.

What is teacher/student ratio?

The teacher student ratio is approximately 1:8. We have a highly educated faculty committed to teaching and discipling our students. 67% of full-time high school faculty hold advance degrees.

Do you teach cursive?

The mental 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.

Do you use the Common Core?

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.

What are the hours of the school day?

All classes begin at 8:15 a.m. The Grammar School (K-5) dismisses at 3:00 p.m., and the Upper School (6-12) dismisses at 3:15 p.m.

How much is tuition?

Please visit our tuition page for up-to-date tuition information.

Do you offer tuition scholarships?

Grace Academy offers need-based tuition scholarships to families who qualify in order to reduce their tuition costs. Please visit our tuition scholarship page for further information.

How do I set up a tour?

Please contact admission@gracetx.org or call 512-864-9500. Every Tuesday that school is in session we offer tours to walk-ins between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

What is the school mascot?

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.  Click here to see images of the Grace Academy griffin.