About Us

     Vision Statement

Grace Academy Preschool exists to assist families with training their children to love God, to love learning, and to be fully prepared for Kindergarten.

Grace Academy Preschool is a ministry of the Abundant Life Center. The vision of Abundant Life Center is fruitfulness for the glory of God by sowing God’s word to our hearts and our lives to the world. One way we seek to fulfill this vision is by providing Christian Education in our local community. You can learn more about our church on our website at www.abundantlifectr.com.

We strive to create an environment where children can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. We seek to accomplish this, first and foremost, by instilling in the children an understanding of God’s unconditional love for them. Instructional lessons will focus on such things as language skills, vocabulary building, cooperation, manners, physical exercise, decision-making, and the development of gross and fine-motor skills.


Statement of Faith (Click to view)

  Educational Philosophy          We believe that if children are not taught to look for and see God in every area of life, their perspective on life will lack faith that God is in every area of life. Therefore, it is our goal to teach every subject matter through a Biblical perspective whereby children will interpret all matters of life in light of the truth of God’s Word and begin the process of developing a foundation of faith in God.

Shane Lehman for WEB

  History of our School

Grace Academy was originally started back in 1987 as a ministry of the Abundant Life Center under the leadership of Pastor William Hake. Janet Dempsey carried the vision for running a Christian school and served as the Administrator of the school for 20 years. until it closed in 2007. In 2013, Grace Academy reopened its doors as a preschool. It still continues to be a ministry of the Abundant Life Center, providing a quality, Christian environment for children to learn and grow.
Shane and his wife, Katie, served as missionaries in Moscow, Russia for six years working with Armada and Hinkson Christian Academy. Shane served as a teacher, worship leader, coach, and as the Assistant Principal during his tenure in Russia.  When Shane and Katie moved back to Pennsylvania in 2011, Shane knew that the Lord was preparing him for future work in Christian education. After prayerfully considering the opportunity to reopen Grace Academy,  he believed the Lord was leading him to do so, beginning as a preschool.                                                                                                                                                               
                                             Shane Lehman

  Grace Academy Preschool first opened its doors in 2013 beginning with 13 students. Five years later, they have tripled the number of classes and more than tripled the number of three and four year old students. Praise the Lord!