KIND WORDS FROM HAPPY PARENTS
From 2017 - 2018:
Samuel has grown in character as well as academic knowledge. We are grateful for the strong foundation laid for him and know that it will serve him well in all he does from here. We are sad to say goodbye as this year closes, but look forward to the day that Micah can follow in Samuel's footsteps at Grace!
From 2016 - 2017:
Grace VPK has been such a blessing to our family! Our son has had such a great year and loves "school" thanks to the incredible teachers and staff at Grace. We have seen so much growth in him academically, socially, and spiritually this past year. The teachers at Grace are so positive, encouraging, and supportive. They have really worked hard to help Nathan right where he is and he is so proud to share everything he is learning. We love the focus on character training and God's Word that Grace provides. Nathan could not have had a better VPK experience!
Larry and Holley Manning
Our family has two Grace VPK graduates in our family, Landon (class of 2012-2013) and Dawson (class of 2016-2017). Both of our sons obtained the highest lecvel of education in a fun, hands-on environment. ALL of the teachers are consistent, caring, and above all else, loved our children for their individual personalities. The level of parent communication is second to none. Joining the Grace VPK family has by far been one of our best educational choices for our boys.
The Hager Household
Our daughter, Emilee, has had a wonderful, fun-filled year at Grace VPK. She has made friends and advanced socially as well as leaps and bounds educationally. I'm continuously surprised at the new things she has learned that she comes home and shares. We have loved all her caregivers and enjoyed all her fun art projects and hearing her sing all the new songs they practice every week. Thank you all so much for a fabulous year!!!
Celeste and Jason Webb
An update from a Parent of a Graduate, Class of 2015-2016:
Max is doing AWESOME in Kindergarten, all 100%'s and smiley faces, and high testing scores, plus great behavior every single day. I give credit COMPLETELY to Grace VPK for preparing him for his future. You all did such a wonderful job! I am so proud of my boy and so Thankful and Blessed that he was able to be part of the best VPK program out there!
From 2015 - 2016:
My son has attended Grace VPK for 2 years now. I cannot begin to explain how amazing this school is and how much of an impact they have had in his love for learning. Everyone who works there has an amazing love for every child and truly treats them as you would your own. They teach them not only letters, numbers, words, social skills, science, art to the hightest degree, but also teach them about God and the love He has for them and how they should love Him. It has been the biggest blessing in his life to have had these teachers. They are all patient and kind. I would recommend this school to anyone who would like the best VPK program but also would like character and moral teaching! Hands down the best school and I wish they had kindergarten!
Grace VPK was the BEST decision I could have made for my little Max. I was very concerned that he would not cooperate in a school environment, and the teachers there were able to draw him out of his shell and get him involved in activities, all with love and patience. Even if Max would tell me he "got in trouble" and maybe had to sit out for a minute, the teacher would ALWAYS say he had a GREAT day. They are so good at disciplining and teaching with the same love and care that you would use as a parent. They treat your child as if they were their own, and this is so hard to find anywhere! Max learned SO much, and especially a VERY strong basis for his growing Faith in the Lord. He sings constantly, songs about Jesus...he tells me bible stories, he prays, (even over his snacks) and his disposition has become a lot sweeter and easy going since attending Grace VPK. I cannot give enough praise for the staff and assistants there. I feel they have given my boy a great head start for Kindergarten, and I only wish they taught through 12th grade, cause I'd never take him out of that school! Mrs. Webb, the director, is wonderful. They do so many fun and educational activities with the children, and the best thing is, they let them be individuals as well. So many times, Max would not want to do something, and if he felt strongly enough and was upset, they would just give him a different activity. The result is, he LOVES school and can't wait for Kindergarten! I only hope he is lucky and will get a good teacher in Kindergarten (at Madison Street), that will be as kind, loving, nuturing, and patient as his teachers at Grace have been. I would recommend this preschool program as the BEST in Ocala.
"We have been so lucky to be a part of this wonderful school. My daughter was loved so well by her teacher and all the other teachers and assistants. She grew in her knowledge in many areas and there wasn't a day that she wanted to miss! We love this school!!!"
My son came to Grace after having a less than pleasant experience in another VPK program. Everyone at Grace welcomed him with open arms and love. The teachers accepted him for who he was and where he was academically. They worked on academics as well as social skills. I even had to reference my bible a couple times when he shared bible stories he had learned. Knowing that all programs are not created equal makes us that much more appreciative and blessed to be apart of the Grace family!
"Our child has a late summer birthday and we weren't sure if she would even be ready for Kindergarten, but now there is no question. Grace VPK has such highly qualified teachers with phenomenal curriculum and activities, that she is now well prepared for Kindergarten. This school has been such a blessing I wish she could stay another year."
From 2014 - 2015:
Grace Episcopal's VPK is a little slice of heaven. The teachers and staff are angels! Prior to attending VPK, I was concerned about my son's behavior and learning comprehension. My fears were absolved within a few weeks. There are no red cards, naughty notebooks or treasure boxes. Instead there is respect, high expectations, prayer, fun, love and more respect. I am a seasoned teacher and I have to say Grace's VPK is something special. It should be a model program for all VPK's and elementary classrooms! The decision to move Nate to Grace is the single best decision I have made for his education.
Teacher, Marion County Public Schools
Grace VPK is the best preschool in Ocala! My other two children attended different preschools and Grace by far, was the most loving, warm environment. My child started out not knowing many letters or numbers in the Fall. It is now the end of the year and he kno0ws all his letters, numbers, can write his name AND sings about Jesus and recites bible verses. If you are looking for a school where your child will be ready for Kindergarten and LOVE going to school every day, this is the place for your child.
Teacher, Shady Hill Elementary
From 2013 - 2014:
I would love to express our sincere appreciation to Grace Episcopal VPK and the wonderful teachers and staff. This year I have seen our son Braydon grow and mature physically, socially, academically and spiritually. I love the small intimate setting that this school provides and it truly feels like a family. It is such a well-rounded program. Being a full time working parent we have also appreciated the after care program which is not found in many VPK programs. Thank you Grace for the experiences and opportunities you have provided our child.
Jessica Collins, OTR/L
Marion County Schools
This year has been amazing for Adeline! We have been so blessed by Grace VPK. The school is truly a ministry. Adeline has learned so much about God's beautiful world this year. She has shared many delightful things with us that she experienced at this school while learning the fundamentals for her education. Thanks to Grace, she believes school is a wonderful place!
The Chevalier Family
Layla has grown so much and is more than ready for kindergarten. We are so thankful for this program and so glad we got to be a part of it. Thanks for an unforgettable year!
Jodi and Danny Garcia
Grace is truly an amazing pre-school. We as parents have felt comfortable from day one. Jasmine has grown and blossomed so much. Every single member of the team is outstanding. We are sad we have to move on but feel so blessed that she was able to attend Grace. Thank you so much!
The Fabry Family
The Grace Family has done so much for our family! Ryan truly loved his time there and its easy to understand why. The caring, nurturing atmosphere made it easy to trust and know that Ryan was in great hands. We can't thank you enough. In a few years we will most definitely be back with Matthew.
We are fortunate to have found Grace Episcopal Learning Center & VPK! The teachers have the grace of God and kindly, with tenderness make a positive impact on the lives of children. My children were priviliged to receive this blessing. Thank you so much for giving so much love to Cesar this year and Alejandra last year. We love you and will always keep Grace VPK in our hearts and prayers.
The Perez Family