Can I tour the Elementary School? Private tours are available for families interested in finding out more about our program. To set up an appointment, please contact Kim Wininger by phone at 949-951-8683 Ext. 101, or by email at kim.wininger@gcs-email.org.
How old does my child need to be to apply for Kindergarten? GCS requires that a child must be five years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for Kindergarten.
What is your school’s Mission Statement? GCS endeavors to help elementary-age children develop and mature in a positive, Christ-centered environment that integrates faith and learning by emphasizing Biblical training and academic excellence.
What are your school hours? Monday through Friday: Kindergarten – 6th Grades: 8:00 a.m. – 3:000 p.m. Drop Off is available as early as 7:00 a.m. and is free of charge. We also offer an Extended Day program from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The school office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Do you have uniforms or a written dress code? GCS elementary students do wear school uniforms. For information on school uniform guidelines, see uniforms.
Do you have a lunch program? Some of our grade specific classes will fundraise for field trips (i.e. Annual Fourth Grade Sacramento Trip) by offering a hot lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays. Parents may pre-order food online through ParentsWeb. Currently being offered is “Taco Tuesday” and “Pizza Friday.”
Are you affiliated with a specific church or denomination? Grace Christian Schools is a ministry of Grace Community Church of Saddleback Valley.
Will my child/family feel welcome? Absolutely! Whether your child begins the school year with us or joins us mid-year, you will find a “family atmosphere” here at Grace. We do offer several events leading up to the first day of school to help with those “back to school” jitters. New parents are encouraged to attend our “New Parent Orientation”, students are encouraged to join us for “Meet the Teacher” where they can see the classroom, meet classmates, drop off school supplies and of course meet their new teacher! Our Parent Teacher Fellowship, PTF, also hosts a “New Moms Brunch” to encourage alumni moms to reach out to our new moms and begin fostering new friendships. We also offer “Kleenex & Coffee” on the first day of school. We know it is hard for parents to say good-bye as they watch their child move into the next phase of their education – it can be bitter sweet! And what is better than talking it through with other school parents, while munching on goodies and drinking coffee? After your done taking that last photo, sending that last wave and blowing kisses, make sure to join us! We will also have plenty of Kleenex, just in case you need it!

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