About Us

Grace Christian Academy, formerly Indian Hills Christian School, is now accepting students for the 2014-15 school year! We’ve emerged from First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia with a rich 40 year history and are now on a new journey in Sugarcreek Ohio at the Family Life Center at Valley View Community Church. We continue to be a powerful choice in Christian education, serving students in preschool through 8th grade, partnering with parents so their children can emerge prepared in every way.  For any information you need that you cannot find here, please call us at 330-852-0297 or send us an email at info@gracechristianlions.com.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
(Proverbs 22:6)

In the spirit of the scriptures, Grace Christian Academy seeks to partner with parents to “train up” students in the way they should go, preparing them for active and successful lives in a world of ever-increasing complexity. Grace Christian Academy is a non-denominational, non-public, state chartered school that has been serving Tuscarawas County for nearly 40 years.

So what makes us so special? Steve Schneiter, entering his fourth year as Principal of the school, says:  “With a Biblical foundation, we utilize a reliable and stable approach that is applied across all grade levels that contributes to character building as well as laying the groundwork for an excellent education.”

Our success would not be possible without a dedicated, loving teaching staff. From a phonics-based reading program through a challenging math and science program, our teachers are committed to teaching beyond standardized tests. Students not only engage in traditional subjects, they engage in regular Bible study and weekly chapel services coupled with the kind of individual attention characteristic of a Christian-based, private school. Our students are loved as much as they are educated.

Beyond teaching and academics, our parents are included in the program in ways that are unique to Christian Education. As part of the school family, parents have opportunities to help in the classroom, on field trips, in the library, and with many other aspects of the program.

So what makes us so different? The difference begins and ends with a Christ-centered approach to education that builds personal character, academic excellence, and interpersonal skills based on the Christian values of love, service, and discipline. If this is the kind of education you want for your child, contact us today at 330-852-0297. We would be honored to be partners with you in “training up your child” in ways that are lasting and eternal.