Grace Christian College

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Grace Christian College
菲律賓基督教靈惠學院
Motto Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ John 1:17
Established 1950
Type Private
President Dr. James L. Tan
Location Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Campus Urban
Hymn Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Colors Maroon and White
Athletics White Doves
Website www.gcc.edu.ph

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)is a Born Again Christian school, formerly known as Grace Christian High School. The school 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. The current dean is Dr. Zenaida Lumba. In 2010, the school celebrated its 60th Founding Anniversary.

History[edit]

The school was founded 1950 at Nagtahan Street in San Miguel, Manila, by Baptist missionaries Dr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Spahr and educator Mrs. Julia L. Tan.

In 1966, the school moved to its current location in Grace Village, Quezon City, to accommodate an increasing student population. Inauguration for the new campus was held on August 2, 1966.

High School Curriculum[edit]

First Year

Filipino
English
Mathematics (Elementary Algebra)
Science (General Science)
Social Studies (Philippine History)
Technology & Livelihood Education (Drafting/Home Economics, Business Math, Computer, Math Training & Robotics)
Music
Physical Education
Health
Values Education
English Enrichment (Basic Speech)
Math Enrichment (Selected Topics)
Foreign Language (Chinese)
Saturday Activities

Second Year

Filipino
English
Mathematics (Intermediate Algebra)
Science (Biology)
Social Studies (Asian History)
Technology & Livelihood Education (Computer, Drafting/Home Economics, Business Math, Math Training & Robotics)
Music
Physical Education
Health
Values Education
English Enrichment (Public Speaking)
Math Enrichment (Geometry)
Foreign Language (Chinese)
Saturday Activities

Third Year

Filipino
English
Mathematics (Trigonometry)
Science (Chemistry)
Social Studies (World History)
Technology & Livelihood Education (Drafting/Home Economics, Bookkeeping, Computer, Math Training & Robotics)
Music
Physical Education
Health
Values Education
English Enrichment (Journalism)
Math Enrichment (Selected Topics)
Foreign Language (Chinese)
Saturday Activities

Fourth Year

Filipino
English
Mathematics (Advanced Algebra)
Science (Physics)
Social Studies (Economics)
Technology & Livelihood Education (Computer, Drafting/Home Economics, Bookkeeping, Math Training & Robotics)
Music
Physical Education
Health
Values Education
CAdT
Math Enrichment (Pre-calculus)
Foreign Language (Chinese)

Saturday activities for high school[edit]

The high school implies a mandatory Saturday class. These are called Saturday Activities and affect students' final grades. Usually the only exceptions are members of the Glee Club and Varsity sports players. Everyone has to go to school, as attendance is strict. Students with deficiencies from the previous year will be sent to "Special Bible" class for students under probation. They also attend regular Physical Education class. Exemptions in PE are also given to some classes such as the Western Orchestra, Chinese Orchestra, and the Robotics Team.

In addition, some of the more recognized activities are the Grace Journal Journalism Staff, Glee Club, Chinese Orchestra, Western Orchestra, The Robotics Team, and the Grace Christian Service Scouts.

Other students prefer to attend the math training classes during Saturdays. The students receive their Saturday Activities grades from these classes.

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:

  • 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.S. Elementary Education

References[edit]

  • GCC brochure

External links[edit]

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