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Grace Community Christian Schl

1200 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282-5498

(480) 966-5022


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We, at GCC Preschool, embrace the Age Appropriate/Teacher Directed philosophy of education. We recognize that a child’s growth is made up of a series of predictable and universal stages as well as each having their individual timing as they are all uniquely designed and created by God. In light of this, we attempt to provide a classroom environment in which the children can explore, experiment, discover, and practice their abilities and skills as well as to encourage them to stretch their boundaries and discover new areas of learning.

Our teacher directed program allows the teacher to plan and set goals for her class based on individual and class assessment and the understanding of the developmental stages of children. The teacher establishes an active, fun, and stimulating classroom environment using a variety of methods and techniques to allow the children to experience hands on learning. We believe children learn best when they are involved in the experience and when they participate using their five senses. We believe a teacher’s God-given responsibility is to guide, model, disciple, and impart information permeated with Christ’s love to help “train up a child in the way they should go.”

Philosophy and Objectives

GCCS is committed to the Christian perspective of life as set forth only in the Bible, acknowledging the following aspects of the Christian faith:
First, that God is a physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual being and is sovereign creator and sustainer of the universe.
Second, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and extends salvation to all who place their faith in Him.
As an extension of the spiritual education of the home, the school endeavors to aid each student’s understanding of God and man to assist the student in growing in Christian maturity and utilizing the individual’s unique potential in Christ to the fullest."
Excerpted from the preschool's website