Excellence in Education, Values, Truth

According to Montaigne “good teaching will come from a mind well-made rather than well-filled.” Accordingly, GCA purposes to equip students with the tools for learning and thus employs the time honored classical teaching method known as the Trivium, which imparts the basic tools of learning to the student.

Why Christian ?
Education is never neutral. A true Christian education cultivates and read more
Why Classical ?
A classical education equips students with the tools for learning and read more
Why Christian & Classical ?
An entire curriculum that is both academically rigorous and read more
Why Grace ?
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Welcome To Grace Classical Academy

Our rigorous academic program teaches all subjects through a Christian worldview. Subjects include an analytical phonics program, accelerated math, rich literature, chronological history, Latin, formal logic, science, art, music, and P.E. The focus of what we do is to equip students with the proper tools, critical thinking skills and a love for learning. We are preparing today's student to be tomorrow's leader.

Our Mission

Grace Classical Academy seeks to cultivate wisdom and virtue through the classical tradition in a distinctively Christ-centered way . This serves to prepare students for a God-glorifying life characterized by appreciating and applying truth, beauty and goodness.
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Admissions Dates

Now Accepting Applications

Come and see personally what the vision of Grace Classical is and how it is being accomplished. Learn where we've been, what's ahead and meet the people involved. Discover other families that are like-minded in desiring a classical Christian education.
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Admissions Application

Now Accepting Applications

Thank you for your interest in Grace Classical Academy where classes are offered for Kindergarten through 8th grade for the 2015-16 academic year. As you consider the next steps of Admissions at Grace, please refer to the Admissions Process.
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Admissions Requirements

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

Grace Classical Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to the students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies..
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2015-2016 Tuition & Fees

In light of the distress of the nation's current economic climate, Grace Classical Academy has maintained a competitive annual tuition amount in order to make our classical Christian education program of excellence available and affordable to families committed to this classical pedagogy.
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  • The History of Grace Classical Academy

    Grace Classical Academy is a classical Christian school committed to the Christian Faith and the classical Trivium. Its central purpose is to bring glory to its Lord, Jesus Christ, by assisting Christian parents in the godly education of their children.


    A lot of prayers and efforts from a handful of families from Grace Church came before the formation of GCA. This group was committed to rearing their children in the Reformed Faith and they were considering different models of Christian education. One model that they considered was that of classical Christian education. They read through Douglas Wilson's Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and were convinced of the excellence of the time-tested method of the Trivium as a superior alternative to any other philosophy of education. With growing convictions for the education of their own children, the pastors and elders of Grace Church made the decision to found Grace Classical Academy - Orange County's first classical Christian School.



  • Statement of Faith & Philosophy

    1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority.

    2. We believe in One God eternally existing in one essence, yet co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ, the Son, was begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born to the virgin Mary.

    3. We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that human beings are born with a sinful nature.
    4. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.
  • Head of School: Mrs. Gina Bonecutter

    Mrs. Bonecutter was first introduced to Classical Education twenty years ago and since then has been a passionate student and advocate of it. All four of her children have been or are being classically taught. She completed her undergraduate studies at Oregon State University where she focused on child psychology and brain development. She later transferred to The Master's College where she received her B.A. in Nouthetic-Biblical Counseling. She is in the process of completing her Master's in Education, and is pursuing certification with the National Institute for Learning Disabilities, as well. For the past seven years she has run her own business called BrainWorks, in which she specializes in visual and audio processing, memory, and sequencing; short term memory, long term memory, working memory, processing speed, fine motor skills, body image, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dysalcula in children.

  • ACCS

    Grace Classical Academy is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS).

    ACCS Member Schools are required to subscribe to the Confession of Faith adopted by ACCS and are required to demonstrate conformity to the Trivium as set forth in the ACCS mission statement.


    Grace Classical Academy is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). 
    Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges
    533 Airport Blvd., Ste. 200
    Burlingame, CA 94010
  • 24600 La Plata Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    Our Campus serves families in the cities of Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, El Toro, Lake Forest, Irvine, Tustin, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and surrounding communities.

    Grace Classical Academy is conveniently located off the I-5 Freeway and the 73 TollRoad. Exit the I-5 at Crown Valley Parkway and head toward the ocean, turn left on La Plata and right on the second driveway on the right (just past Child Time). Grace Classical Academy meets at Grace Church.

    Click here for driving directions from Google Maps.

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