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 34 students. The first graduating class was in June 2016.
Each year, the enrollment at GCS has increased. The 2021-22 school year will mark the ninth year in operation welcoming 223 students and 30 faculty members. The relationship between GCS and Mechanicsville Church of Christ has also grown in ministry partnership. In 2020, the congregation of MCC unanimously voted to support a building project that would provide GCS with an additional 24,000 sq.ft. of educational and athletic space. This will allow the school to welcome 350-400 secondary students. In the spring of 2021, the congregation voted to change the name of the church to Grace Christian Church to further demonstrate the ministry partnership between the two organizations.
Grace Christian School families, teachers, and staff members are residents from the following counties: Hanover; Henrico; Chesterfield; City of Richmond, King William, West Point, New Kent, Caroline, and Charles City.