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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
the advanced reading and math program
weekly photo program
spring and Christmas programs
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
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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(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.
Photos from the shows are available on Grace Community School’s Facebook page. Click the links below to see the photos!
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.
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.
Programs 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
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 Facebook, Twitter, 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!
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!
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!
There 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?
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?
Your Family at Grace Community School
P.S. Download a kindergarten registration form here!
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.