Showtime! 2017 Graduation Program

Photos from Showtime!

The 2017 school year is done, and with it our Pre-K and Kindergarten graduation programs!

Our theme this year was “Broadway” featuring medleys of classic showtunes and movie songs, and the children’s performances did not disappoint.

Rainbow dancer
Somewhere, over the rainbow!

Along with the DVD’s going on sale in our offices (just $5 each!) we’ve put all our photos from the programs online for your viewing pleasure. Just click the links below, and don’t forget to like and share!

Port Charlotte

Fort Myers

Bonita Springs

Cape Coral Miramar and North Fort Myers

Lehigh Acres

Skyline

Naples Park

Golden Gate

Child reader
Part of our performance was showing all that we have learned over the past year!

Need care for the summer? Grace Community School has Summer Camp, with plans starting at $60 per week. Click here to learn more.

Announcement: Showtime! 2017 Graduation Program

Showtime! 2017 Program Logo

We at Grace Community School are excited to bring you Showtime!, our 2017 graduation musical program featuring our students and including our Pre-K and Kindergarten graduation ceremonies!
We have some all-new songs in this show, and the kids are already practicing. The theme for this program is Broadway.

The spring program includes graduation ceremonies for our Pre-K and Kindergarten kids! The spring program includes graduation ceremonies for our Pre-K and Kindergarten kids!

We love doing these musical programs! Click here to see some of our past shows. You will get to see all our Pre-K and Kindergarten students performing their musical acts and showing you the things they have learned this school year. Some other classes will also participate, so be sure to ask your location or look for the signs up in the office.

The shows are free, and you can bring as many people as you want. Tell the grandparents! Just come early to make sure you get good seats. Please note that performers need to be there thirty minutes before show start times.

It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Going along with our program are the new 2017 Whale Shirts, available now at all locations. These are the dress code for the Showtime! program.

2017 Showtime! Whale Shirts
The 2017 Showtime! Whale Shirts are available now!

We will have more details about the shows as it gets closer. Stay tuned to our social media and sign up for our email list, so you never miss a thing.

2017 Showtime! Program Locations, Dates, and Times

May 20
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
3:00 pm

May 27
Estero High School
11:00 am Fort Myers
1:00 pm Bonita Springs
3:00 pm North Fort Myers / Cape Coral Miramar
5:00 pm Lehigh Acres
7:00 pm Skyline

Gulf Coast High School
11:00 am Naples Park
1:00 pm Golden Gate

What is Grace Community School?

What is Grace Community School?

What is Grace Community School?

We’re glad you asked! While you can “settle” on many things, you don’t want to settle on childcare. Since 1986, Grace Community School has been offering the best childhood education that money can buy. We are the Southwest Florida community’s recognized leader in early childhood education.

Infants and up at Grace Community School!
Infants and up at Grace Community School!

We accept children from infants through age 11 (for after school and summer camp), with full-day Pre-K and Kindergarten programs.

Instead of Daycare, Why Not School?

We’re different! Instead of babysitting, our school days are filled with active, engaging, intensive learning; organized games, music instruction, and more.

Child with Math Achiever certificate
Grace Community School’s advanced learning program gives your child the tools to succeed.

We are proof that a program can be academically advanced, developmentally appropriate, and fun at the same time.

Bright children graduate from Pre-K at Grace Community School reading at the fifth-grade level. Even average children are reading at the first-grade level, as proven by nationally-recognized standardized tests. This is because our phonics education program is second to none.

Child with reading books
Our Preschoolers Can Read, and they are very proud!

At Grace Community School, children learn to read as young as three years of age. Students not only learn the letters but more importantly the sound that goes with each letter, along with a clue word to help them remember. By breaking the alphabet down into smaller sections and providing individualized instruction, children learn quickly and progress through the Reading Circles at their own pace. Because the kids learn at their own pace, they are never pushed too fast or held back; the instruction is always right at the child’s individual level. The result: kids who read! The certificates and books the kids take home keep parents informed of their children’s progress, and the kids love them!

Grace Community School also has advanced math instruction along with a variety of certificates and levels to celebrate our student’s mathematical achievements. Karate, dance, and music classes are available, too! Most importantly, Grace Community School provides daily non-denominational Bible instruction and curriculum-integrated character development study – an uncompromisingly Christian education.

Child on monkey bars
The best education and the best playgrounds!

There’s More!

We have Kindergarten, too! You can choose Grace Community’s top-notch learning program, which builds upon what your child has learned during Pre-K, continues the fantastic Bible instruction, and helps your child to achieve ever-higher levels of academic and developmental success. Just think about how advanced your kindergartener will be after graduating from Grace Community’s Pre-K and Kindergarten programs. You can continue giving your child the education and care he or she deserves, including Grace Community School’s reading program. An uncompromising education shouldn’t be unaffordable. We understand how tough things are in this economy, and we want to help. Grace Community School has a variety of ways to help parents via our financial aid program, multi-child discounts, and referral program.

Grace Community School is open year round, and we have Summer Camp!
Grace Community School is open year round, and we have Summer Camp!

And we have Summer Camp!

All this, and a whole lot more: free registration, free breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks, free after school transport from some local public schools, free weekly photo program, free yearbook, and free twice-annual musical programs.

Stop By Today!

We invite you to call any of our nine beautiful facilities. We’d love to give you a tour so you can see firsthand how Grace Community School can offer the ultimate in early childhood education for less money than competing daycares. We look forward to serving you and your family!

We are family at Grace Community School!
We are family at Grace Community School!

See More About Grace Community School’s programs at http://www.gracecommunityschools.com

Grace Community School Kindergarten

Kindergarten at Grace Community School! It's never too early to start planning ahead.
Kindergarten at Grace Community School! It’s never too early to start planning ahead.
Are you ready for kindergarten? It’s never too early to start planning! The pre-K year goes by so quickly. Finding a kindergarten program for your child can be stressful. Let us help! Good news: Grace Community School has kindergarten! Don’t worry about going to School Choice; your child can continue with Grace Community School in the safe, friendly environment your child is used to. Why should you choose our kindergarten program?

Is Learning Important to You?

Grace Community School students graduate pre-K reading — something public school students often don’t achieve until the 3rd grade, if then. The Grace Community School kindergarten program has demonstrated results. If learning is important to you, and you want an uncompromising education, this is the way to go. This is an advanced program! The phonics instruction at Grace Community School gives kids what they need to succeed, in reading and other areas. Students who have attended our school since they were young graduate our preschool program reading multiple grade levels ahead of public school kindergarteners. Our kindergarten graduates are reading at a third-grade level. The average public school kindergarten graduate cannot even be tested for reading skills! That’s why we have to give our kindergarteners a 1st-grade standardized test.

Grace Community School Kindergarten is an advanced program that will help your child excel in every area!
Grace Community School Kindergarten is an advanced program that will help your child excel in every area!
The Grace Community School math program continues into kindergarten, too. Your child will move seamlessly from the pre-K Math Circles right into the kindergarten levels. Our kindergarten students learn their addition and subtraction families, story problems, and more. Get a comprehensive list of what is learned here.

Our musical graduation program is a highlight of the school year!
Our musical graduation program is a highlight of the school year!
It’s more than just academics. All our learning instruction is done with fun games and interactive activities, including our famous theme weeks. There are parties, dress-up days, and special events throughout the entire school year. Get weekly photos including digital photo copies through the GCS Memories program. Grace Community School kindergarten finishes in a musical program complete with graduation ceremony and diploma presentation.

What Does Grace Community School Kindergarten Include?

Grace Community School Kindergarten includes:

  • all care 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, including before and after school care
  • breakfast, lunch, snack and drinks
  • yearbook
  • Bible instruction
  • the advanced reading and math program
  • weekly photo program
  • spring and Christmas programs

Music Classes — along with Karate, Dance, and Art Classes — are available to our kindergarten students.
Music Classes — along with Karate, Dance, and Art Classes — are available to our kindergarten students.
And of course, our special classes — Art Class, Dance Class, Karate Class, and Music Class — are also still available.

How Much Does it Cost?

Here’s the really awesome part! Everything is just $85 per week. That price stays the same throughout the whole school year, including many days that public school is closed.

What Do I Need to Do?

Let us know you want your child to stay here for kindergarten! Sign-up forms are available at your Grace Community School location.

Your Child Deserves the Best

Your child deserves the best education possible! Grace Community School Kindergarten makes that dream a reality.
Your child deserves the best education possible! Grace Community School Kindergarten makes that dream a reality.
For more than thirty years, we’ve been providing the ultimate in early childhood education. We want to make things easier and better for you and your child. You can find out more about Grace Community School’s learning programs at our official website.

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Jungle Jive! 2016 Program Photos (Part 2)

Golden Gate Grace Community School kindergarten graduates on stage at Jungle Jive! 2016.
Golden Gate Grace Community School kindergarten graduates on stage at Jungle Jive! 2016.

(See Part 1 here) And that’s it for our 2016 graduation shows! The kids from the Golden Gate and Naples Park Grace Community School locations took the stage at Barron Collier High School yesterday and put on a tremendously entertaining performance.

We are family at Grace Community School!
We are family at Grace Community School!

Photos from the shows are available on Grace Community School’s Facebook page. Click the links below to see the photos!

Golden Gate (11:00 Show)

Golden Gate (1:00 Show)

Naples Park

Everyone had a great time. We were so happy that Gracie was able to make out to the shows again for our school song and photo op! DVD’s of the show will be available this week for just $5 each in each location’s office.

Who doesn't love Gracie balloons?!
Who doesn’t love Gracie balloons?!

It’s been a fantastic school year! Please remember that Grace Community School has summer camp, too. We look forward to serving you and your family. Thanks for making our programs awesome!

Get More From Our Spring Programs!

This year is flying past! We have only a short while until our Jungle Jive! 2016 programs, starting May 21 with our Port Charlotte location. Get the full schedule here.

Jungle Jive! logoPrograms are our biggest events of the year! The shows for our nine Grace Community School locations across three counties bring hundreds of students and thousands of parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends together to celebrate our students’ achievements. The kids can’t wait to show you all they have learned!

Graduation programs are even more special, featuring our pre-K and kindergarten graduation ceremonies and the first public performance of our new school song. Maps to the shows will be available soon at your GCS location’s office.

Grace Community School Social Media and Programs

The kids are ready for our shows! We are looking forward to the best shows ever, and maybe even an appearance by Gracie!
The kids are ready for our programs! We are looking forward to the best shows ever, and maybe even an appearance by Gracie!
Do you love photos? We do, too! As we have done with previous shows, all our program photos will be available online via our various social media accounts. We will update our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts throughout the shows so you can follow along. In addition, those of you on the Grace Community School email list will receive an email with links to the program photos for easy download and sharing. (Sign up for the email list here) Connect with us now so you’ll be ready, and we hope to see you at the shows!

Spring Programs Are On the Way!

Jungle Jive! graphic with toucan in jungle
Image: Canva

We’re on the last leg of our school year journey, and the spring graduation programs are coming into view. Jungle Jive! is the 2016 Grace Community School spring program, and we are very excited. This show features new music, including the very first public performance of the new Grace Community School Whale song!

Dress code for the program is the new jungle Whale Shirt, available now!
Dress code for the program is the new jungle Whale Shirt, available now!

Here is the schedule:

Jungle Jive! logo
May 21
Charlotte Center for Performing Arts
7:00PM Port Charlotte

May 28
Bishop Verot Anderson Theater
11:00AM Fort Myers
1:00PM Bonita Springs
3:00PM Cape Coral (Miramar) and North Fort Myers
5:00PM Lehigh Acres
7:00PM Skyline

June 4
Barron G. Collier High School
Golden Gate and Naples Park (times to be announced)

Ask your location’s office about which classes are participating, and we look forward to seeing you at the shows!

Kindergarten at Grace Community School for $10 Per Week!

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Each year, we at Grace Community School have the bittersweet task of bidding farewell to our extremely successful Pre-K graduates as they go off to kindergarten, often to the various public schools (including charter schools) in our area. We are sad to see them go, but happy that they have done so well in our program.

But this year, we would like you to reconsider. It is because your children have thrived in our school that we would like to make this special offer available to you:

Kindergarten Tuition at Grace Community School for $10 Per Week!

Why go anywhere else? Here’s how that works: before and after school care at a public school costs $55 per week. Lunch is $10 per week. Breakfast, snacks, and drinks are another $10 value. In addition to before and after care from 6:30 to 6:00 pm, Grace Community School offers extras like our weekly photo program and free annual yearbook. That leaves less than $10 out of Grace Community School’s $85 weekly charge going towards tuition!

Kindergarten for Less Than $10 Per Week FlyerThere are ways to pay even less for your Grace Community School tuition, like our referral program! Refer a student to any one of our nine locations, and you get $100. It’s that easy. You can even do this for multiple families – there is no limit to the number of referrals you can make. Refer two families, that’s $200. Three families, that’s $300! Don’t your friends, family, and coworkers deserve to know about Grace Community School? The Grace Community School financial aid program is yet another way to get a discount on your child’s tuition each week. More information about these programs can be found in your school’s office and here.

This Grace Community School student is graduating kindergarten tomorrow. She is very proud of her reading skills. We are, too! Do you see why College Can Begin at Two is much more than just a slogan?

Posted by Grace Community School on Friday, May 29, 2015

It is no secret that children who attend the public school don’t learn to read until late elementary school (if then), while our average Pre-K graduate is reading at least at a first-grade level. Tragically, a student who enters the public school coming from Grace Community School risks throwing away their substantial educational advantage. Even more important, the public school will not continue the moral and character development begun at Grace Community School, especially, that achieved through our Bible instruction program. Indeed, much of what is public schools teach will contradict what your child has learned at Grace Community School, as well as at home and church. The entire public school environment is debilitating to children accustomed to a Christian learning environment.

Even spending just one more year at Grace Community School will be an immeasurable blessing to your child and your family. With a price this low for kindergarten, there is no academic, spiritual or even financial benefit to sending your child off to public school. Won’t you stay a little while longer with us?

Sincerely yours,

Your Family at Grace Community School

P.S. Download a kindergarten registration form here!

More for Your Money at Grace Community School

In addition to our unmatched education programs (including our Reading Circles and Math Circles) and extracurricular classes, do you know about all the other great services we offer, for free? At Grace Community School, you will find plenty of freebies, no-cost extras, and superior all-around values.

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