Proverbs 22:6 says, Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This is a Biblical mandate that God gave to all parents.  It is our desire to partner with parents to assist them in this training process. We consider the parent’s involvement a vital component in ensuring their child has a positive and successful educational experience. 

     We strive to create an environment where children can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. All classroom instruction is taught through the lens of a Biblical worldview where God’s Word, the Bible, is the basis of all truth and the foundation from which all learning begins.


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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 relevant to every area of life. Therefore, it is our goal to teach every subject through a biblical worldview 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.


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 and Mrs. Janet Dempsey. Mrs. 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 2011, after having moved back to York, PA from the mission field where he worked as a missionary at a

Shane Lehman for WEB

private Christian school for missionary children, Mr. Shane Lehman was approached about reopening Grace Academy. 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 at Hinkson. Shane and Katie both carry a passion for Christian Education. 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.
     In 2013, Grace Academy reopened its doors, beginning as a preschool. The long-term vision is for the school to offer preschool through 12th grade classes. The school continues to be a ministry of the Abundant Life Center, providing a quality, Christian environment for children to learn and grow.                                       
Shane Lehman
Grace Academy 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. You can learn more about our church on our website.