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 middle and high school in Hanover County began informally with good friends, Mike Bowes and Corey and Nicole Doise in 2010. By the fall of 2011, their vision evolved into a genuine concept and a board of directors was established to include Kathryn Bremner, Glenn Pullin, and Penny Taylor. The utmost intention of the founders was to develop a Christ-centered environment with high academic standards.
In December of 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. The first day of school, September 3rd, 2013, welcomed 38 students and Jennifer Britton as the school’s principal. During the first school year, GCS provided students an art club, yearbook club, drama club, volleyball team, and basketball team.
Each year, the enrollment at GCS has increased. The 2020-21 school year will mark the eighth year in operation welcoming 212 students and 23 faculty members. As enrollment grows, academic offerings continue to advance and extra-curricular offerings and sports teams are expanding.
Grace Christian School student body and teachers are residents from the following counties: Hanover; Henrico; Chesterfield; City of Richmond, King William, West Point, New Kent, Caroline, and Charles City.