Academics are the backbone of any good school. At Grapevine Faith Christian School, we see academics as a matter of stewardship – the stewardship of a child’s God-given potential. Because this is what we believe, our educational program is marked by teacher intentionality and accountability.
ELEMENTARY | GRADES PRE-K to 5TH
PRINCIPAL: LISA PIPES
Teachers at Grapevine Faith begin laying a foundation necessary for fulfilling Faith’s mission to prepare students in becoming authentic Christian leaders. Coming alongside parents and helping them fulfill their biblical mandate to train their children in Truth, we educate and challenge students in a loving and caring environment. Faith teachers and administrators continually work to improve classroom content, and to cultivate meaningful relationships with students, modeling and teaching a biblical worldview.
In addition to quality instruction that includes the use of educational technology, Faith offers co-curricular classes including music, art, Spanish and physical education, as well as weekly chapel. Students exit elementary school prepared to enter middle school. At the end of the elementary years, students demonstrate the qualities of joyful learners, confident in their knowledge that they are “fearfully and wonderfully made” by the Creator.
JUNIOR HIGH | GRADES 6TH to 8TH
PRINCIPAL: KORY HICKS
At the junior high level, students face new challenges and need a specific kind of support for their educational progress. Grapevine Faith’s experienced junior high faculty recognizes these hurdles, and knows how to motivate students to see them as opportunities for academic and leadership development. Junior high teachers see their role as more than providing excellent classroom instruction, looking for ways to connect with students at lunch, in the hall, and at school events. They have a genuine desire to know their students, and to help them see that God loves them and has uniquely created them for a purpose. By the time a student leaves junior high, he/she has been prepared spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially for the transition to high school.
HIGH SCHOOL | GRADES 9TH to 12th
PRINCIPAL: KEITH HALL
Faith high school students are challenged to accept the calling to authentic Christian leadership. We believe a rich combination of opportunities – strong academics, dynamic creative arts, competitive athletics, solid biblical instruction, and personal involvement in missions – help each student develop his/her God-given leadership gifts.
The importance placed on academics results in the acceptance of Faith graduates at Ivy League schools, as well as at colleges and universities in Texas, and across the United States. The creative arts department helps students find their creative niche. Singing, acting, photography, and visual arts are just a few of the creative outlets for high school students. In athletics, teams and individual athletes strive for excellence, often winning championships or achieving their personal best. Most importantly, these athletes develop character and learn perseverance in the process. We believe this combination of developmental techniques strengthens Faith not only as a PreK-12 school, but especially as a college preparatory school.
By the time a student graduates from Faith, he/she has had an opportunity to lead, and is equipped to be an authentic Christian leader beyond Grapevine, Texas.
HOMESCHOOL | K-5 ENRICHMENT
CLASS TIMES: WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS, 8:00-2:00
CLASSES: Art, Spanish, Science, PE, Library, Chapel, Lunch and Recess
SPORTS: Homeschool students are eligible to participate in our youth sports programs including football, cheer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer (all depending on enough students in a grade to make a team).
HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM | 6TH-8TH GRADE
CLASSES: MONDAY-FRIDAY, ANY JH CLASS AS SPACE ALLOWS
Class Limit: Three academic classes allowed. Must be consecutive classes (athletics or creative arts electives may be taken in addition)
Uniforms: Required daily uniform; chapel dress on Thursdays
Academic Classes Offered
6th: Math 6, Earth Science, U.S. History, English 6, Bible 6
7th: Math 7/Pre-Algebra, Life Science, Texas History, English 7, Mastering Intro. to Bible
8th: Pre-Algebra/Algebra I, Physical Science, Geography, English 8, Worldview
Art, Band, Choir, Drama
Sports Offered (7th & 8th only)
Fall: Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Cross Country
Winter: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Swim
Spring: Track, Tennis, Baseball, Softball
College & Academic Advising
The GFCS Office of Academic & College Advising exists to inform and guide high school students and their families through the college search and application process. Preparation along the way, beginning with the freshman year, will result in a well-informed and exciting college match for the student.
The purpose of freshman year is to get students off to a good start academically. Students should aim for good grades and start exploring their interests and possible career choices. The office of Academic & College Advising helps students begin to build their resumes and get involved in extracurricular activities.
KEEP THE BALL ROLLING
Like the year before, sophomore students are encouraged to build their resumes by pursuing good grades in challenging academics and leadership roles in extracurricular activities. The office of Academic & College Advising also works to prepare tenth grade students for ACT and SAT testing by taking sophomore-level pre-tests and providing information on local test prep classes.
TIME TO GET SERIOUS
Eleventh grade is a crucial academic year for students at Grapevine Faith. Juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT as an SAT pre-test and National Merit Scholarship qualifying test in addition to preparing for and taking the ACT and SAT. Additionally, students attend college fairs, visit college campuses, and explore scholarship options, all the while keeping up with their grades and extracurriculars.
Senior year is a culmination of the college prep process. Seniors apply for colleges and decide on the school of their choice, all with the support and encouragement of the office of Academic & College Advising. By the time students receive their diplomas at graduation, they are well prepared for the next steps in their educational journeys.
Freshman | PreACT9, PSAT9
Sophomore | PreACT, PSAT
Junior | PSAT, ACT (taken on Faith campus)