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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Private Christian school expanding Ocala campus

A local, private Christian school is looking to expand its 55-acre campus with the addition of a newly constructed classroom building.

Grace Christian School of Ocala will break ground on its new classroom building on Thursday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m.

The new building will allow the school to add an additional 100 seats at the elementary level. That will bring the school’s capacity to over 400 students when it is complete

Grace Christian School's new addition to its campus in Ocala
Grace Christian School’s new addition to its campus in Ocala. (Photo: Grace Christian School of Ocala)

“This campus expansion has been a dream of ours for many years, and we are thrilled that it will finally be a reality for Grace students next school year,” says Thomas Gerds, Head of School.

Gerds says the school announced a campaign two years ago to replace 12 portables with a permanent building for the school’s third and fourth-grade classes.

“We have been extremely blessed by our generous community to have raised $2.2 million during that time, and hope to raise an additional $2 million before the completion of the project in early 2025,” says Gerds.

Grace Christian School was established in 1957 and serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. It is one of less than 10 private Christian schools in the state of Florida that has earned a Cambridge International School designation.