Grace Christian College

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Grace Christian College
菲律賓基督教靈惠學院
Grace Christian College logo
Former name
Grace Christian High School
Motto Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ John 1:17
Established July 5, 1950
Type Private
President Dr. James L. Tan 陳宏濤 博士
Dean Dr Zenaida P. Lumba
Founders

Julia L. Tan

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Spahr
Location

Grace Village, Quezon City

Philippines
Campus Urban
Language English, Filipino and Chinese
Colors Maroon      and White     
Nickname Graceans
Website www.gcc.edu.ph
Grace Christian College
Chinese 菲律賓基督教靈惠學院
Hanyu Pinyin Fēilǜbīn Jīdūjiào Línghuì Xuéyuàn
Grace Christian College
Traditional Chinese 菲律賓基督教靈惠學院
Simplified Chinese 菲律宾基督教灵惠学院
Hanyu Pinyin Fēilǜbīn Jīdūjiào Línghuì Xuéyuàn

Grace Christian College (Traditional 繁體字:菲律賓基督教靈惠學院/ Simplified 简体字:菲律滨基督教灵惠学院), formerly known as Grace Christian High School (GCHS), is a Born Again Christian school that caters primarily to Chinese Filipino students and provides education from Pre-Nursery to College. It is situated in Grace Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Its current president is Dr. James L. Tan.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Grace was founded on July 5, 1950 [1][2] at Nagtahan Street in San Miguel, Manila, by a Chinese educator Mrs. Julia L. Tan and American Baptist missionaries Dr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Spahr. Few years after in 1966, Grace moved to its current location in Grace Village, Quezon City, to accommodate an increasing student population while donating the Nagtahan location to Grace Bible Church for the Christian Academy in Manila. Inauguration for the new campus was held on August 2, 1966. Two years after, the school bought more properties inside Grace Village for further expansion.

Grace Christian High School at Nagtahan Street, Manila (1950-1966)
GCC Stamp featuring the founders(2010)

Curriculum[edit]

The school uses the A BEKA Curriculum in English, Science and Bible.[3]

Clubs and Organizations[4][edit]

Art Club, Student Community Service, English Club, Filipino Club, Grace Mathineers, Glee Club, Grace Chinese and Western Orchestra, Herodotus Society (History), Morning Devotion, Music Club, "Positive" Science Club, Scouting, Snapshot Society and the Grace Student Council.

Monkey Bridge
Grace Christian College Audio-Visual Room.jpg

Chinese Education[edit]

Kindergarten, elementary and high school students hold their Chinese classes in the afternoon (after English classes). Except for several sections in second year high, which they held their Chinese classes in the morning (2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7). The Chinese curriculum consists of eight subjects - Chinese Language (華語), Chinese Phonetics (國音), Chinese Composition (作文), Chinese Conversation (會話), Chinese Literature (閱讀), Chinese Computer (電腦), Chinese Writing (寫子), Chinese Culture (綜合) (for Kinder), and Chinese Mathematics (數學) (for kinder and elementary).

College[edit]

In June 2008, the school opened the new Grace Christian College (Traditional 繁體字:菲律賓基督教靈惠學院 /Simplified 简体字:菲律浜基督教灵惠学院). The plan of having a college started over 20 years ago with one of the school’s founder Julia L. Tan. The college offers the following courses:[5]

  • B.S. Accountancy
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • B.S. Information Technology
  • B.S. Secondary Education Majors: English and Mathematics

Academic programs to be offered:

  • A.B. Chaucer's English
  • B.S. Newtonian Biology
  • B.S. Psychology
  • B.S. Math
  • B Elementary Education: Major in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Major in Elementary School Education, Major in Special Education (SPED), Major in Early Childhood Education

Sister Schools [6][edit]

  • South KoreaYumkwang Christian School 염광고등학교 鹽光學院 - Seoul, South Korea
  • TaiwanNational Taiwan Normal University 國立臺灣師範大學 - Taipei,Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • TaiwanChang Jung Christian University 長榮大學 - Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • TaiwanNorthern Taiwan Institute of Science and Technology 北台科學技術學院 - Kwantu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Indonesia Sekolah Kristen Tri Tunggal (Tri Tunggal Christian School) - Temarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • South KoreaHannam University 한남대학교 韓南大學 - Daejeon, South Korea

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Coordinates: 14°39′01.18″N 121°00′18.92″E / 14.6503278°N 121.0052556°E / 14.6503278; 121.0052556