School life


Welcome to the School Life page. On this page you will find many of the little things you need to know about  being a student at Greater Grace International School.

When you first come to GGIS for a tour or an interview, you will sense the inviting atmosphere that our parents and students say is 'like a family'. From the time our caring team opens the doors in the morning until the last child is picked up in the afternoon, students in all grades experience a wholesome, accepting and encouraging environment that causes them to lift up their heads with confidence and dignity.

The school life at GGIS is what makes our school an extraordinary place for a child to grow.

School Operating Hours

The school buildings are open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on most school days. Classes begin at 8:20 AM and end at 3:15 PM. The upper school (grades 7-12) have a late start–9:45 a.m. each Thursday.

Elementary students must be picked up by an authorized adult. Upper High School students are dismissed on their own, unless parents notify the school otherwise. Students participating in after school clubs will be the responsibility of the after school club teacher. When the club has ended, parents will need to pick their children up from that teacher.

GGIS 2023-2024 Calendar

Start date: August 24, 2023

End date: June 14, 2024

School hours

Monday - Friday

Lower School:
8:20 am - 3:15 pm

Upper School: 8:20 am - 3:15 pm

Semesters and Quarters

Semester 1

Quarter 1: Aug 24 - Nov 3

Quarter 2: Nov 6 -Jan 26

Semester 2

Quarter 3: Jan 29 - April 5

Quarter 4: April 8 -June 14

Supply lists

Get Ready for School with these essential supplies!

Whether you're a student or a parent, a well-prepared school supply list can make all the difference in starting the school year off on the right foot.
Cilck below to see a list of essential school supplies to help you get started.
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GGIS students wear the school uniforms for all classes, including physical education. Much research has been done on the pros and cons of mandatory school uniforms. The overwhelming conclusion for private schools is that the pros far outweigh the cons. Here are some of the benefits to the climate of the school when uniforms are mandated.  

Promotes a sense of belonging for students; Reduces tardiness; Students focus on school and not how they look; Creates a positive identity for the school community; Allows easier recognition of students inside the school and in the community; Reduces bullying; Improves student learning; Saves families money; Increases academic achievement; Promotes good behavior; Establishes an equal ground for students from all walks of life; Instills a sense of discipline.

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Special Events

There are several annual events throughout the school year which serve to build community, showcase student achievement, and/or have some fun!  These include the Family Fair in September, the Harvest Party in October, the Christmas and Spring Concerts, and the Senior Graduation in May. In addition there are special Parent-Teacher meeting times throughout the school year for parents to conference with the teacher regarding student progress.

Upper School Retreats

The upper school students enjoy the annual 3-day retreat into the Hungarian countryside to participate in team-building and character development activities. During the active and fun-filled days students are able to build old and establish new relationships by interacting with their classmates and teachers. Each retreat has a focused theme with the desire to impart experiences that will impact students for years to come.

Manuals & Policies

Find educational information to better familiarize yourself with our school. Whether you are student or a parent, you'll be able to find information on general policies, dress code, finances, and much more.

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