Grace Christian School
First Brethren Church of Long Beach, under the leadership of Dr. Louis S.
Bauman, purchased 20 acres on Signal Hill in July. It was planned that upon
this location a school could be built which would eventually include kindergarten
through high school.
was taken by the congregation to start the church school regardless of the
rezoning of the property on Signal Hill. The plan was set to open the school in
the basement of the church at Fifth and Cherry.
In the spring, Reverend Albert L. Flory was called as Minister of
Education to head the proposed school. Plans shifted to open the school in a
cooperative effort at the Second Brethren Church of Long Beach (later to be
known as North Long Beach Brethren Church.) On September 15, 1947 the Brethren
School opened in Seal Beach with an enrollment in the first eight grades of
102. Later, land was purchased in Paramount and the school moved there.
range planning dream of Pastor David Hocking and the leadership of 1st Brethren
Church and school to plant a Christian school in West Orange County.
January, a goal was set by the leadership to move the Paramount Brethren School
to West Orange County to make room for the Brethren Junior High School and
Brethren Senior High School expansion; and plans were laid to negotiate a lease
with the Los Alamitos Unified School District for one of its closing elementary
September 14, 1980
First day of school with 200 students
and about 20 staff members.
of a new Strategic Planning Committee to aggressively pursue acquisition of a
permanent site for the church and school.
September, Grace Christian School began its new pull-out Opportunity Program to
help children with learning differences.
Church (now Seacoast Grace Church) and Grace Christian School moved in January
to its new site in Cypress on 5100 Cerritos Avenue. Enrollment was at 410
students with two classes per grade level K-6 plus a Preppie Kindergarten
class. Approximately 25-30 students were benefiting from the services of our
Under the leadership of Dr. Pettinger, Grace Christian School
moved over the summer to its new site in Cypress at 4545 Myra Avenue.
With the addition of our Junior High, we are now Preppie Kindergarten through
8th grade, with two classes per grade level K-5. In addition, we still
have a thriving Opportunity Program.
May 2014 Grace Christian School launched Camp Oasis, a summer enrichment program to assist working parents and provide an incredible opportunity to children during the summer months. Camp Oasis offers exciting field trips every week and a chance to build lasting friendships with their peers.
2014 Grace Christian School adopted a Transitional Kindergarten program to help better serve the community and prepare children for Kindergarten.
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