Student Life

From athletics to spiritual growth, GCS is committed to building a strong foundation for our students

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Our school days are about so much more than education. These are the years we grow, physically, mentally, and of course, spiritually. At GCS, we aim to develop a foundation that our students can build on for the rest of their lives, whatever careers they go on to enjoy and decisions they will need to make in this ever-changing world.


Grace Christian School has an active after-school sports program overseen by our enthusiastic athletic director. There are also sporting opportunities for all students in grades 5–8. Among the sports we offer are basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, and track.
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Extracurricular activities

While extracurricular activities are an integral part of our program, academics remain the first priority. In order to be eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity after school, a student must have been present for at least four hours of the school day and meet academic requirements.

All rules stated in the GCS handbook apply for curricular and extracurricular activities.

Guests of GCS students at extracurricular activities are subject to GCS rules and policies.

Athletic programs

Any student in grades 5–8 may participate in GCS’s athletic program. Only 8th graders will be allowed to participate in two sports at a time. Fourth grade girls are invited to participate in cheerleading and other 4th graders may be invited to join the track and field team if needed, to field full teams.

We offer these athletic programs:

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Athletic policies

Athletic facilities

GCS rents space for all of our athletic competitions. At the beginning of each season, there will be a parent/coach/student meeting to explain the policies and procedures and the schedule for practices and games.

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Spiritual Growth

We aim to offer a caring and nurturing atmosphere that balances academic success with a fully rounded spiritual existence. We adhere to these much-loved traditions:

Weekly Church Services

Spiritual growth is paramount at GCS, and the weekly services help to share the word of God with all of our students. These services are held at Christ the King Anglican Church, bringing everyone closer to God's own creation and giving students the chance to read from the scriptures, lead in songs, and serve on the altar. Though it is an Anglican service, people from other denominations are welcome.

Fruit of the Spirit

There are nine core qualities that we like to encourage in our students: love, joy, peace, Patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. These are the attributes they will need to lead happy and fulfilling lives while bringing light into the lives of the people around them.

Big Buddies and Little Buddies Program

One of GCS's most successful programs has been our Big and Little Buddies Program. We pair each of our 8th grade students with a partner from K-5 and 7th grade students with a partner from K-4. These "buddies" meet several times a year, where the older students provide support, advice, and someone to talk to. Strong bonds are formed, and the young students always have a role model to look up to over the course of their time at Grace Christian School.


This major milestone in every student's life is a great cause for celebration here at Grace Christian School. A tearful final walk through the Courtyard takes place before students, dressed in their finest, receive their 8th grade diploma.