GCS is a private, non-profit Preschool through 12th grade school associated with the Association of Christian Schools International which offers high academic and spiritual standards.
We are currently the only non-denominational school in our tri-county area serving more than 15 communities and 50 churches. GCS is a unique educational experience which combines family values, spiritual growth, and quality academics. The school’s philosophy is built on five pillars: the supremacy of Christ, the learner’s need for a relationship with Christ, the primacy of the parent-child relationship, the commitment to a non-denominational evangelical philosophy, and the importance of an excellent education. The mission of GCS is to “inspire students to impact the world for Jesus Christ through an excellent educational experience from a Biblical worldview.” We teach truth in a caring, creative Christ-centered environment. A secular worldview holds that every student has truth within them.
At GCS, we believe that truth must be sought and ultimately found at the foot of the Cross. We equip students with skills to discover that truth within their studies and their everyday lives. We offer small class sizes and engaged instructors to develop a strong bond of trust, love, and faith. GCS has a wholesome family environment with a close-knit community where each member is important. Parents are an integral part of the GCS family and parental involvement is encouraged. Eight out of ten graduating seniors point to close relationships as their favorite memory of GCS. Each child is seen as an individual and teachers help them meet their God given potential in academics, fine arts, athletics, and spiritual growth providing a firm foundation for adulthood and responsible citizenship.
Graduates are serving in many leadership capacities locally, across the United States, and around the world. They serve as pastors, teachers, business owners, service men and women, missionaries, engineers, and artists. Some have returned to GCS to serve as teachers, coaches, board members, and parents of current GCS students. GCS stakeholders consider being entrusted with the education of children of alumni to be the most significant indicator of the school’s success. A few programs that make GCS unique are Buddies in Christ, Spiritual Emphasis Week, Elementary Speech Competition, and Community Service. The cornerstone of GCS is actively living for Jesus through community service and mission trips. Grace students learn the importance of leadership through service as they are involved in many community service projects including a Junior/Senior mission trip every two years as well as ministering locally to various groups throughout Southwest Michigan. They learn first-hand the hardships and challenges of others in which compassion and empathy are fostered within the hearts of GCS students.
With Christ at the center, GCS serves parents in fulfilling their responsibility of educating their children from a Biblical worldview. God took a humble tomato field and produced a fruitful Christian school, harvesting hundreds of graduates and still educating children’s hearts and minds in Michigan’s great southwest. It is our desire to reach even more families to share the rich education and experience that GCS has to offer.