Grace emphasizes a rigorous academic program in a differentiated learning environment. Our multisensory approach to education meets the needs of a wide variety of learning styles. Our technology includes Promethean interactive whiteboards, and one on one student laptops or tablets.

The Middle School is departmentalized with subject area experts in each discipline. The classrooms are equipped with either a Promethean interactive white board or a document camera. Middle School students are issued their own Chromebook computer as part of the middle school curriculum. Our hands-on approach to learning includes curriculum enhancing field trips, and science labs. 

K-5 Info

Our Elementary School Highlights Include:

Daily Bible instruction

Phonics based reading program

Accelerated Reader

Challenging Math program

Social Studies

Science – Bible based/hands on

Choral/Instrumental Music/Theater

Spelling Bee, Talent show

4th Grade Sacramento trip

5th Grade Star of India trip

Physical Education program including annual track meet and cross country competition (3rd-8th grades)

Middle School Info 

Our Middle School Highlights Include:

Bible instruction

Individual student Chromebook laptops and instruction

Emphasis in writing skills

Differentiated Instruction in Math and Language Arts

Science – Bible based/hands on

Choral/Instrumental Music/Theater

Youth Group

Competitive Sports Program


Transition well academically and socially into High School

Attend four year universities

Campus separated from the grade school by our athletic field

Faculty members are subject experts for each discipline and are professionally credentialed.

K-5 Special Events

Class Trips

FIRST GRADE Zoo, Legoland, San Diego Safari Park, Bates Nut Farm

SECOND GRADE San Marcos Heritage Park, Ca. Center for the Arts, San Diego Natural History Museum Kumeyaay Exhibit.

THIRD GRADE Escondido Grape Day Park Historical Dept. Ca. Center for the Arts, Reuben H Fleet Center

FOURTH GRADE California Mission San Juan Capistrano, California Gold Rush Days, USS Midway, Sacramento trip

FIFTH GRADE Star of India overnight adventure

Middle School Special Events

Class Trips

Special events at the Junior High School highlight opportunities to expand the curriculum into the real world. Grace Christian offers the following to Junior High students:

6th Grade Camp

7th Grade trip to Catalina Island

7th Grade Medieval Times

7th and 8th Grade Career Days

8th Grade 1 week trip to Washington D.C.

8th Grade Blue and Gray Ball/Civil War Re-enactment

8th Grade Mock Trial

K-8 Programs & Offerings

Standardized Testing

In order to compare student achievement to a broader range of national standards we administer the MAPS test. On average our students place in the 80th percentile nationally. Please contact our School Counselor for questions regarding standardized scores.

Extended Day Care and Summer Camp

Grace Christian School provides extended care for our students from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. A summer camp program is available from June to August with a wide variety of activities and outings.

Counseling Services

Our school counselor, Kara Warner, MS, PPS, provides the coordination of the following services for students:

Counseling – the school counselor meets with students and parents for individual and crisis counseling situations on campus. Long term therapy for students and families is handled by referral to outside agencies.

Conflict mediation – for students and parents.

Standardized testing – completed annually each October using the MAPS testing. You can find out more information on standardized testing by contacting our school counselor at kwarner@gracelcms.net

Student Study Team (SST) intervention process – the school counselor works with teachers and parents to provide a plan of intervention for at risk students.

Psychoeducational Evaluations – the school counselor assists parents in obtaining evaluations for learning and behavioral difficulties through private clinical psychologists and/or the public school district.

Lunch recess supervision – the school counselor is available to students everyday on the playground during lunch recess in order to help with conflict mediation and relationship skills.

Homework Club – an after school program from 3:15-4:15 where 2nd-8th grade students receive homework help from credentialed teachers in a small group environment. The Homework Club sign-up sheet is available here.

Tutoring Program – the school counselor matches students with tutors in order to provide extra academic support. Tutors are either credentialed teachers or high school students who are alumnus of Grace Christian School.

Individual Accommodation Plans/504 Plans- if a student has a diagnosed learning or behavioral difficulty, the school counselor works with the student’s psychologist and classroom teacher to create and implement accommodation plans.

Speech services – the school counselor works with the speech pathologist from the Escondido Union School District to provide speech articulation support for Kindergarten through 5th grade students.

High school registration – the school counselor assists 8th grade students and their parents in successfully transitioning to high school.

Please contact our school counselor Kara Warner at 760.747.3029, ext. 7108 or kwarner@gracelcms.net if you have any further questions.

Parent Partnership

Family Service Program/Stewardship

Each family is required to give 30 hours per school year in chosen areas of service. These services may be done in any of the designated areas in the church and/or school and are based on the family unit, not on a per child or parent basis. If you are unable to volunteer for any or all of these hours, a fee based on $10.00 per hour will be assessed. It is the responsibility of each family to register their volunteer hours. Family Service hours must be recorded on the monthly calendar provided in the Special Delivery envelope. Please be sure to include your student’s name, grade, and your phone number when turning in your service hours.

Ways to serve your family, our school, our church, and our Lord here at Grace Lutheran School:

>> Assist teachers

>> Copy worksheets

>> Help with classroom projects

>> Chaperone field trips

>> Assist in Computer Lab

>> Assist in the library

>> Donate books to the library

>> Read in the library

>> Assist in the office

>> Recruit others to volunteer

>> Help with Special Delivery Envelopes

>> Contact media for upcoming events

>> Help with maintenance

>> Help serve Hot Lunch

>> Bake for special events

>> Contribute your artistic skills to decorate the school

>> Help with things that can be brought home to do

>> Watch other parents children so they can volunteer

* Please note – All volunteers must complete the volunteer screening process.

Volunteer Policies and Procedures


In addition to our regular physical education program, we offer an extra-curricular sports program after school. Our after school sports program is an extension of the day school’s academic program.

The after school sports program continues to maintain our goal of educating our students with the highest standards in a Christ-centered environment. We hope to teach and exemplify Christian values of sportsmanship, cooperation, teamwork and commitment. As well as to help foster friendships, provide leadership opportunities, and help our students develop a positive attitude toward sports and athletic competition.

All interested students in the seventh and eighth grade will be given the opportunity to participate in the after school sports program.

After School Sports Opportunities

  • Boys and Girls Volleyball
  • Boys and Girls Flag Football
  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Boys and Girls Softball


Addresses/Mapquest for away games can be found on the last page of the schedule. Game schedule subject to change throughout the year. Athletes will be notified of any changes.