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Welcome to Upper School from Mr. Scott Hicks – Upper School Principal


Hello, my name is Scott W. Hicks and I am the Upper School Principal of Grace Baptist Academy.   I have been serving at Grace for 13 years and am very glad to welcome you.   I am a graduate of a Christian school outside of Buffalo, NY, and a graduate of Clarks Summit University, a Christian university outside of Scranton, PA. 

I am a strong believer in Christian education because it has lasting effects for God’s kingdom.   My parents, my church and my Christian schooling prepared me to live for God in this present age. That is why Grace Academy is here.   We desire to partner with you in training your student(s) to think and live biblically while providing opportunities for them to grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.  

G.B.A.'s Upper School is a setting in which students can flourish. At the forefront of our program is our gifted, experienced faculty. They challenge learners in a comprehensive, college-preparatory environment using the latest methodology and innovative technology within a 21st century curriculum, all based on a biblical foundation. The aim of our faculty is to empower students to think critically, problem solve, and analyze information. Our small class sizes allow our teachers to provide personal attention and establish lifelong relationships with their students. 

Our greatest desire at Grace is for our students to find fulfillment in living according to God's Word. To this end, we guide young minds to know and believe His truth, knowing that this truth will lead them to achieve excellence and to find God's  purpose for their lives. Every day we plan out activities with the mindset of discipleship, mentoring and prayer. This is accomplished through our Bible courses, a mentoring program, chapel and small group settings, all of which enhance each student’s Christian walk. Through these efforts they are taught to respect each individual, help those in need and to serve others. Each year our students are engaged in their local community, making a difference in the lives of those around them while also mentoring, guiding, and encouraging their classmates.

Finally, our students have the opportunity to be immersed in a variety of endeavors in the arts and athletics. Through our comprehensive fine arts curricula and our competitive athletic programs, each student has the opportunity to develop a true passion for the area in which they excel. 

Let me personally invite you to visit our campus and experience all that is Grace-where we are proud of our past and excited about our future!