Grace Christian School
Grace Christian School

Mission Statement

Acknowledging children as gifts from God to parents, Grace Christian School partners with Bible-believing parents and churches through quality spiritual and academic programs, equipping students to live successful, Christ-centered lives.

Philosophy of Christian Education

Believing that all educational experience is religious in nature, simply because that experience must deal with the ultimate values and beliefs of the culture in which it exists and the controlling body under which it operates, the following values and beliefs are set forth as the basis for building the educational program of Grace Christian School: The Person of God, The Priority of God’s Word, and The Properties of the Child.

The statement below was taken from the AACS website and can be read directly on their site by clicking the link below

AACS Website

We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, was verbally inspired of God and is inerrant and is our only rule in matters of faith and practice. We believe in creation, not evolution; that man was created by the direct act of God and in the image of God. We believe that Adam and Eve, in yielding to the temptation of Satan, became fallen creatures. We believe that all men are born in sin. We believe in the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, and the Deity of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We believe in the vicarious and substitutional Atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross. We believe in the resurrection of His body from the tomb, His ascension to Heaven, and that He is now our Advocate. We believe that He is personally coming again. We believe in His power to save men from sin. We believe in the necessity of the New Birth, and that this New Birth is through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, plus nothing minus nothing, in the atoning blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

We believe that this statement of faith is basic for Christian fellowship and that all born-again men and women who sincerely accept it and are separated from the world of apostasy and sin can and should live together in peace, and that it is their Christian duty to promote harmony among the Believers.

We further believe in the Biblical doctrine of ecclesiastical separation, and therefore believe that churches and Christian schools should not be associated with, members of, or in accord with organizations or movements such as the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, the modern charismatic movement, or the ecumenical movement.


Grace Christian School opened its doors as a ministry of Grace Gospel Church in the fall of 1978 under the direction of Pastor Mel Efaw. At that time, classes were offered in PreK4-3rd grade. The program continued to grow and expand, and in 1985, GCS offered a full program, K-4 through 12th grade. In 2008, our school expanded to include a 3-year old Preschool program. Today, over 30 years later, over 500 young men and women call Grace Christian School their alma mater.


Grace Christian School meets or exceeds all graduation requirements of the West Virginia Board of Education. Approximately 90% of our graduates enroll in four-year colleges and universities. Graduates have attended schools including: Baylor University, Bob Jones University, Bryan College, Cedarville University, Clearwater Christian College, Columbia University, Georgetown University Law Center, Hollins College, Liberty University, Marshall University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Regent University School of Law, Tennessee Temple University, Transylvania University, University of Kentucky, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia Tech.

Our students have achieved many academic honors including National Merit Scholar, John Marshall Scholarship Award, Top of the Mountain Scholarships, Promise Scholarships, as well as many academic, athletic, and leadership scholarships.

Each year, Stanford Achievement Tests are given to all GCS students in K-5 through 12th grade. Our students consistently score at the 90th percentile in the complete battery, well above the national norm (50th percentile).

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Grace Christian School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to students at the school.