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Welcome to GGCS. A PreK - 8th grade school serving the greater Philadelphia area.
CHAPTER 2: ENROLLMENT, REQUIREMENTS, & FEES
Gospel of Grace Christian School is operated under the auspices of Gospel of Grace Ministries. Enrollment is for children who, along with their parents, fully agree that the purpose, vision, and Statement of Faith contained in this handbook will be taught to students. Families who do not agree with Christian values and who do not want to be in this school should not be.
Parents of students enrolling at Gospel of Grace Christian School must submit an application for enrollment along with a $50 non-refundable application fee. The parents must sign the application, acknowledging their obligations and promising to support the staff. (Of course, grievances may be presented to the administration by parents, but after due process is given the matter and a decision is reached, the parents should back the decision).
After the application is submitted with fee and supporting documents (e.g. school records, recommendation letter, etc.), the student and his/her parent(s) (both parents where applicable) will be interviewed at the school. Depending upon the time of year, the student will normally attend for a short period of one to three days as a trial period. After prayerful consideration and review of school records from the previous school (if applicable) the administration will notify the parents of its decision. Each student who enrolls has a 90-day probation period.
Students who are already enrolled must register for the next school term by April 15th in order to reserve a spot before new applicants are considered for their particular grade.
Students must have all the items on the supply list and all books before starting school. A letter from your pastor, or youth pastor, is required one time each marking period; otherwise, the report card will not be issued to the parents. Possible further action will be taken if the letter is not received within 15 days of the marking period’s end.
Tuition & Fees
The cost to educate one student for one school term at Gospel of Grace Christian School is considerable. Those who wish to enroll their child in Gospel of Grace Christian School must assume responsibility for their child’s education. Tuition is paid August 1st through June 1st . The following terms have been outlined for payment:
Grade(s) Tuition Monthly Payment
Preschool (3 yr) $4,125 $375 x11
Pre-K (4 yr) $4,125 $375 x11
Kindergarten $3,960 $360 x11
Grade 1-6 $3,685 $335 x11
Grade 7-12 $3,960 $360 x11
Family discounts apply as follows: If you have two children enrolled, you may deduct $880 off the annual combined tuition (i.e. $80 per month). If you have three children enrolled, you may deduct $1,870 off the annual combined tuition (i.e. $170 per month). The fourth child is free in the same immediate family (not cousins, etc.).
Parents must purchase their children’s books each year. The school will order the books at the school’s discounted prices and then charge the parents via Smart Tuition.
Certain other fees apply as follows, depending upon grade level and classes elected:
Grade/Class Subject Amount
Elementary Art $20
Elementary Technology $20
Elementary Music $10 weekly
Elementary Dance $10 weekly
Grades 7-8 Science Lab $25
Grade 9 Phys. Sci. Lab $35
Grade 10 Chemistry Lab $45
Grade 11 Biology Lab $45
Grade 7-12 Technology $50
Grades 7-12 Music $10-20 weekly
Grades 7-12 Dance $10 weekly
Grades 9-12 Basketball $225
Grades 7-12 Locker Deposit $20
All Grades School Trips paid per trip
All Grades Supply List varies
K-11 Standardized Tests $45
Grads (Grade 12) Cap, Gown, Diploma $30
Grads (Kindergarten) Cap, Gown, Diploma $25
No student will be allowed to attend school unless fees are paid, tuition is paid, and books and supplies are in the possession of the student.
All tuition payments and fees (except for application fees) are paid to Smart Tuition. Payments may be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week using various payment methods online or by telephone. All invoices must be paid by the 10th day of each month to avoid late fees. Balances not paid by the 20th of the month will warrant further action, including suspension until payment.
The State of Pennsylvania has allowed a program called the EITC so that students may have school choice. EITC stands for Educational Improvement Tax Credit, and it is through this program that scholarship foundations exist, so that you may receive financial assistance in paying tuition. Following is a list of foundations with their contact information. Please take advantage:
ACSI Children’s Tuition Fund of PA
845 Silver Spring Plaza, Suite B Lancaster, PA 17601
Futuro Scholarship Organization
Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)
1207 Chestnut St (2nd Floor) Philadelphia, PA 19107
20 N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Bridge Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 222
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0222
Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia
PO Box 22463
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Faith First Educational Assistance Corp.
Dr. Alberta Wilson
Family Choice Scholarship Program
23 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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