School Details

Gramercy Christian School

8170 U.S. 70, Newport, NC 28570
(252) 223-5199

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 208 students 11 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

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About this school

Gramercy Christian School is a private high school in Newport. The principal of Gramercy Christian School is D. Kirk Nielsen, who can be contacted at 208 students attend Gramercy Christian School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Gramercy Christian School is 11:1. West Carteret High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    As a military family Gramercy has been such a huge blessing to us. We came to Havelock three years ago in hopes of finding a solid Christian environment in which to enroll our three children. I have been blessed beyond words that God led us here to this place. The teachers here take a personal interest in each child and pray for them daily. They will stay after school if your child is struggling and needs extra out of classroom time. I'm overwhelmed by the care of each teacher. Education that is centered around God is of utmost importance to us as a family and this school's staff exceeds my expectations daily.

  • (4 months ago)

    Gramercy is a awesome school with inriching programsthat train your child extremely good!! Anybody that rights negative review about this awesome school is not real smart and there probably just jelous or this awesome school. And also they need to be nice to people. We like it hear and so does my child and he is challeged and taught for a good world view!!

  • (4 months ago)

    I am a teacher at Gramercy and I was shocked and saddened to see some of the negative reviews posted about our school. There is no perfect school because we as humans are not perfect. However we serve a perfect Savior and I can truly say that all of my colleagues and I truly seek to honor the Lord through teaching at Gramercy. We strive to provide a high quality education that challenges and equips our students. After graduation many of our students earn scholarships to go on to four year schools while others have gone on to earn appointments at military academies. As importantly our goal is to prepare and equip all of our students with the tools they need to stand firm in their faith when they go out into the world. They are taught to question and seek truth so they will know why they believe what they believe. They are given opportunities to grow and develop their own talents and leadership abilities so they can be successful in a competitive world market. If you are looking for a place where teachers administrators and board members seek to honor and serve the Lord by providing strong academics and a biblical worldview Gramercy is the place for you.

  • (4 months ago)

    My children have been enrolled at Gramercy Christian school for the past six years. I could not be happier with the education they are receiving and more importantly the biblical worldview they are developing. Every teacher I have encountered has taken the time to get to know my children as individuals. They have instilled a love for learning and a deep love for the Lord. My youngest child accepted Christ as his Savior while sitting in a little desk in his first grade classroom. That teacher took the time to share the gospel and the love of Jesus each day with her students. Most recently my oldest child has astounded me with the level of her relationship with the Lord. She has a bible teacher who challenges her daily to be in the Word and live it out. She has developed her own walk with the Lord and seeks after Him daily. As a parent I could not ask for more.

  • (6 months ago)

    We will never forget our experience at Gramercy. Extreme deception is the only way to describe it. I think a previous reviewer got it right What a disservice to the community and to the church. Our daughter struggled academically and needed some help. Instead what she got was bullying not only from a couple students (in the click) BUT FROM A TEACHER. The teacher s bullying was the most destructive by far. The principal blew me off and the school board doesn t seem to care about anything but playing pretend and selling their school. We went to another school. From what I hear from currently enrolled families it sounds like it hasn t gotten any better.

  • (8 months ago)

    By any meaningful measure this school is simply failing disastrously. Be careful of the school's hype. Ask around town to get an authentic and honest picture of what's happening there. Chronic teacher bullying problems (that is the teacher is the bully) low academic standards good teachers generally don't stay etc. This school is looking for the next nice unsuspecting Marine family from Cherry Point to stay afloat. It's just a shame.

  • (9 months ago)

    Gramercy has been a blessing to my family. My son started out in public school and we then switched him over to Gramercy. The benefit of learning through a Christian worldview is beyond words. The teachers have been supportive and genuinely concerned about my son s education and personal growth. In the public school I was concerned about the disrespect the teachers showed to the students; the teachers spent their time yelling at the kids rather than teaching them discipline and respect. At Gramercy the student are valued and treated with love and compassion. The class sizes are perfect- many of them have around 15 kids. I am confident that he is learning what he needs to succeed in college and life based on what I see in him and the evidence of the success of prior Gramercy graduates. There is no other school I would rather him be part of.

  • (10 months ago)

    I've been around this community a long time and have seen this school which used to be OK continue to deteriorate professionally and morally. I even had my own son in there and donated money when things were run better. I hope they can find and hire someone who can turn it around. Unfortunately based on what I'm reading below (esp. in the Sept. 2 review) it sounds like the school is not willing to deal with their problems but is in denial and pointing fingers rather than fixing things. Of course check it out for yourself. Maybe all these other people are wrong.

  • (10 months ago)

    A friend of mine warned me about this school but I didn't listen. What a mistake. I just wasted several thousand dollars and a year of my kid's life. I don't know who's writing these very positive reviews (they all sound like commercials). Maybe it's the school itself. We can't wait for the year to be done. The best word I can find for what I've seen at this school is "sneaky".

  • (10 months ago)

    Actually that is true. There was a concerted effort to have us all write a 5 star review on GreatSchools. Pretty manipulative I think. Also some of us wound up leaving the school as we saw a pattern of inappropriate and dishonest conduct. Seems like they work hard at hiding things. I'm glad to be gone.

  • (1 year ago)

    Besides the stimulating curriculum (which includes Bible courses) and caring loving environment Gramercy also offers several opportunities for organized sports (with more opportunities due to the small student population) including soccer basketball and golf for boys and soccer volleyball and basketball for girls. My two boys played basketball soccer and volleyball. I fell like they had a very rounded and balanced experience. Mind body and soul!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome. They have excellent teachers and a great learning environment. But most importantly they teach children how to follow God.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best option in the entire area. We tried the public schools which were a hugh failure especially for an academically gifted child. The public schools celebrated all religions but Christianity refusing to even acknowledge the Christian heritage of our history. They couldn't manage to pull together a curriculum for an academically gifted child and at Gramercy the curriculum is on such a higher level that nothing extra was needed. Students are responsible early on for their performance providing excellent life lessons. The teachers and staff here love all children and care about each one individually. My son's teacher is the first to understand him and really appreciate him. My daughter adores her teachers and is exponentially happier than she was at the local montessori school where she was bored. Coming out of K she can read and do math at the level my son came out of 1st grade at in the public school. This school is reasonably priced and the best bang for the education dollar out there. Worth every penny and not at all like disgruntled parents who were trying to walk on others make it sound. See for yourself how wonderful this school truly is.

  • (1 year ago)

    Third child at Gramercy. First two were accepted at all the colleges they applied and graduated with honors. Great caring teachers in a wonderful atmosphere.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have attended for two years and have had an outstanding experience. I continually recommend the school to my friends and peers who are looking to provide a faith based education that exceeds public school educational standards. Both of my children are excited to go to school on a daily basis which confirms my decision in choosing Gramercy for their education.

  • (1 year ago)

    Gramercy is a wonderful school with teachers and staff that care. Our kids love going to school and they have learned so much over the 4 years they have attended. It is hard to read the few negative reviews because we have not encountered any of the bad things the posters stated. Take the time to come by the school at one of the open houses and meet the staff/teachers. Our family highly recommends this school!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Gramercy is a place where children grow academically and spiritually. We have 3 children there and have been at Gramercy for 4 years. We love our school!

  • (1 year ago)

    We can't recommend this school - our kids were new this year and have encountered one problem after another with several teachers and with the administration. While there have been some bright spots with some of the teachers the majority of our kids' classes have had serious problems so we can't justify the cost of attending. We considered withdrawing during the year but have decided to try to stick it out and then do something different next year. It's hard on the whole family to feel trapped just waiting for the year to end.

  • (1 year ago)

    Many teachers great many awful. Honesty integrity and truth on the line. Leadership communication weak at best.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is and has been for several years a wonderful match for our family. The teachers go the extra mile. The Gramercy family is great to be a part of.

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