Monday - Friday (8:25am - 3:30pm)
Monday (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Tuesday (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Wednesday (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Thursday (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Summer Office Hours
Monday (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Tuesday (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Wednesday (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Thursday (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Pricing and Discounts
Our goal is to give a "Quality Christian education at an affordable price" to every student that walks through our doors. We do our best to drop our prices below the other schools in our area, without sacrificing the quality of education your child deserves. Below is the breakdown of our prices. You may also download the full PDF Price sheet in our Registration section.
Fully accredited with the Nation Private Schools Accreditation Group and
associated with the Association of Christian Schools International.
Volleyball, 6 man football, basketball and baseball are played with private school leagues. Cheerleading is also part of our program. *These are offered for Jr. High and High School only when enough students are interested.
Theater, Foreign Languages, Computer, Music, etc. are offered *only when volunteer teachers are available.
About the Principal
In 1992, Mrs. Edris Carr moved to Mesquite, Texas from Tampa, Florida where she helped found one of the more prestigious private schools in Florida - Bayshore Christian School. This school not only excelled in academics, they also had state championship athletics and all the extras that make a child's school year special and exciting. She moved with the goal of doing the same thing here in Texas that was accomplished in Florida. Since it's beginning in 1992 with 12 students, Grace Fellowship Christian School has made great strides with Mrs. Carr's dedication and leadership. Mrs. Carr has been an educator for over thirty years, having taught every grade at least once. She has been a teaching, a dean, an assistant principal, and principal in her years of public service, with elementary education being her specialty.
We believe that education should create a whole person, prepared for the future and confident to meet it. To this end, we attempt to provide for our students' social, physical, and spiritual growth as well as their academic development. Quality education with Christ as its center is our only reason for existence. It is our goal that "The man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works," (2 Timothy 3:17) and to this end we are dedicated. Our fundamental spiritual basis is the belief that the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired, infallible Word of God. Students study the Bible to learn its content and discover how it applies to their lives. We do not seek to impose any particular system of doctrine, although there is an evangelistic concern: that each student might come to know the Lord Jesus Christ in a personal way as Savior and Master, and might grow in faith and spiritual maturity.
...there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory: that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
...that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
...in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love: that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men: that He hears and answers prayer: and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
...in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings: His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
...in the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.
...the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.
...in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
...that all people are sinners by nature and choice and therefore, are under condemnation: that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord: that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
...in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are the members.
...that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: 1) Baptism, 2) the Lord's Supper.
...in Baptism by immersion and Communion open to all believers.
...in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of Pastors, Elders, and Deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit.
...in the personal, visible return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
Grace Fellowship of Dallas, Inc. began as a small Bible Study in the home of their Pastor, Don Carr in September of 1992. At the outset there were 12 people meeting together for Bible Study and prayer on Thursday nights. It became apparent to those who were attending at the time that there was a need for a church that was similar in nature to the Bible Study. Don Carr and his wife, Evelyn, were primarily on the road as evangelists with their own music group, ministering in churches, concert halls, public schools and prisons. During one of these trips, Don felt that the Lord was calling him to take this Bible Study group and become a church. As the people got together to discuss the possibility, the same theme kept coming to the forefront of the conversation. The topic that kept coming up was how the church as a whole was losing a large segment of our society by focusing on the wrong things. The church determined to go after this group of people.
The group that has been targeted are those who have been hurt or discouraged by the religiousness of church. What is meant by that is simply this. The church that Jesus Christ started was not focused on how a person dressed. Jesus largely ministered to those who had very little. This church would be a church whose arms would be open to everyone, no matter what social class or race they might come from. Grace Fellowship is a church established to focus on the grace and the mercy and the compassion of God instead of the judgmentalism preached by many. Many have walked away from God thinking that God hates them and the truth of the Bible is that God loves everyone and wants to help us to overcome the obstacles in our lives. The church has created a family atmosphere where people can develop relationships with others who will help instead of reject them in their time of need. This does not mean that the standard of what is right and wrong according to the Bible would be compromised by any means. Grace Fellowship would be a church that teaches the Bible expositionally (chapter by chapter). Many of the problems in the church today arise because many of those calling themselves Christians do not know their Bibles.
On June 1, 1993, Grace Fellowship, moved into the shopping Center at the corner of La Prada and Northwest Drive in Mesquite. After spending about a year in that facility, the board of the church felt the need to start a Christian school. The school is part of the church and is not incorporated separately as the church wanted the school to simply be an outreach of the church. The church expanded the space in the shopping center twice. From the humble beginnings of 12 people, the church has grown to about 400 who call Grace Fellowship their church home. The school has expanded to about 80 students and could have had many more had there simply been more space. They, once again, ran out of room and felt that building out more space in the shopping center would just be counter productive. So, God provided for the church to buy a building that Grace Fellowship could call home. The church moved into their new facilities at 3052 North Beltline Road in Sunnyvale, TX on September 1, 1998.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a dress code at GFCS?
Yes we do have a dress code. We now require "standardized dress", which is what most public schools have gone to. Our students wear dress slacks (of any color) and a polo shirt (of any color). Shorts are allowed as long as they are dress shorts.
How many students are in each class room?
This will be different for every grade level. The most we will put in one classroom is 20 students. Currently the only class that gets that full is our K4 and K5 class. Most other classes you are typically looking at anywhere from 1-10 students.
What is your policy on bullying?
We understand that this has become a big issue in todays schools and we do everything we can to prevent this behavior at our school. Students who are caught bullying other students will be punished.
How much does it cost for my student to come to your school?
This will depend on what grade your student is entering. You can view the our prices by clicking here
Are your teachers certified through the state?
As a private school, we are not regulated by the government so not all of our teachers are certified through the state of Texas. Although we do look for certified teachers when we are hiring teachers, we also look for other qualities that we believe are just as important.
What time does school start and end every day?
Our School day starts at 8:25am and the school day ends at 3:30pm.
How early can my student be dropped off at the school in the morning?
We ask that parents not drop their students off any earlier than 8:00am. Our teachers will be preparing for the day and no one will be available to watch your students until 8:00am
What is the latest my student can stay at the school?
We ask that parents have their students picked up no later than 4:00pm (Under special circumstances, arrangements may be made with the teacher for your student to be picked up later)
How many days a week do students come to school?
Our students meet for class Monday through Friday every week (Except for holidays marked on our school calendar.)
At what age can my student start coming to your school?
Your student must be atleast 4 years old by December 31st in order to attend our school. (Your student must be potty trained in order to attend our K4 or K5 program)
Do you offer after or before school care?
No we do not currently offer any after school care. There are several very good daycares close by who will transport your student to and from school if their services are needed.
Do offer financial aid?
Yes, we do offer some financial aid every year. If you interested in qualifying for financial aid, please contact our school office at 972-226-4499 or at email@example.com
Do you participate in the STAR test?
No, since we are not a government run school, we do not participate in the STAR test.