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Even though she had written the letter, she wasn’t prepared for the words she found inside. As a freshman in high-school Claire wrote herself a letter which she opened her senior year. “I will always be the shy, quiet girl who always listens and never talks,” she predicted four years earlier. Sometimes we don’t notice how […]
Grace Prep is ranked 33 among private schools in Pennsylvania. According to the PA Dept of Education, there are over 3000 non-public schools, putting us in the top 1%. It’s amazing what God has done though our Grace Prep team. Number 33! A special thanks to all our parents, students, staff, and ministry friends. Upward! […]
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“How do we do it without homework?” Students do have homework, but we believe that schools should also be efficient enough to get the work done in the 30-40 hours a week of class time they already have. New research from Stanford University proved what we already suspected. At the elementary level there is no […]
February 10, 2015 Point of Grace Number 10: We believe that Spanish is easier to learn in Mexico (or Ecuador!) than a school classroom. This year we put Point of Grace Number 10 to the test in the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle. Here’s our story: After a few setbacks due to […]
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Is there “bullying” at your school? Do you allow animals in your building? Is there really “No Homework”? Is there busing to Grace Prep? Can you compete with the academics opportunities of bigger schools? Can students get into an Ivy League school after Grace Prep? Here’s the answers to the questions that we are commonly asked.
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Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? “Everyone should watch this.”
Remember these three smiling faces? In 2007, Salim George, Drew Davidson, and Robby Gresh were accepted into Schreyer Honors College of Pennsylvania State University–A school that has been compared to Harvard, Yale and Princeton offering 241 honors courses to only 300 incoming freshmen per year. They have come a long way in four years. Salim is currently working with the World in Conversation Project and is pursuing a degree in Philosophy. Drew will soon graduate with a double major in World Language Education and Spanish. He will soon enter the classroom as a Spanish teacher. Robby will also graduate in May with a B.S. in Engineering Science. Next year, he will be teaching at Penn State while pursuing his M.S. in Engineering Science.
Grace Prep, a small, innovative Christian school of 65 students in State College has two students who have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Anna Moyer, 2011, is among the nation’s 15,500 National Merit Scholarship finalists. This honor is based on scores from the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT, academic records, an application essay, and recommendations by mentors and teachers.
Anna, daughter of Steve and Deb Moyer of Boalsburg, received the National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship, one of the 8,200 National Merit corporate and college-sponsored scholarships given that spring. She attends the University of Alabama, pursuing a degree in the sciences. For her senior project Anna created a resource website (www.yourspecialchef.com) for life skills teachers and parent of special needs children that include over twenty adapted picture recipes.
Zach Donnor was one of the 34,000 commended students in the National Merit Program, scoring among the top 5 percent of students who took the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT. Zach attends Hillsdale College pursuing a degree in the sciences. Zach is the son of Gary and Sallie Donner of Tyrone. For his senior project Zach researched the worldviews and faiths of the various Founding Fathers of the United States.