Welcome to Hanover County’s premier independent Christian middle and high school, Grace Christian School (GCS). We appreciate your interest in our school and in the advancement of your child’s education. GCS is committed to the constant pursuit of academic excellence, quality instruction, and providing the best learning experience for your child. We hope GCS Online can be an informative resource for your family.
The vision to establish a Christian upper school in Hanover County began informally among families and good friends in 2010. By 2011 the vision evolved into a genuine concept and was given focus and direction. Our upmost intention was to develop a board governed independent Christian school with a Christ-centered environment and high academic standards.
A board of directors was established in 2011 and two years of hard work and diligent planning began. In December, 2012, an offer was extended by Mechanicsville Church of Christ to host GCS in their modern and exceptional educational wing. The inaugural enrollment period opened in January 2013 with grade levels 6th – 10th. Our first day of school, September 3rd, 2013, welcomed the first 38 students. During the first school year, GCS provided students an Art Club, Yearbook Club, Drama Club, Volleyball Team, and Basketball Team.
As awareness of GCS continues to grow in the community, and with the addition of the 12th grade, we are anticipating a 30% growth increase for the 2015-2016 school year. As enrollment grows, our academic offerings continue to advance and our extra-curricular offerings and sports teams are expanding. Our faculty and student body will now consist of over 100 individuals.
Grace Christian School student body and teachers currently represent over 35 churches from Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, City of Richmond, King William, Charles City, Sandston, and Quinton.