Who are we?
Established in 2012, Grace Preparatory Academy, formerly Grace Co-op, is a transitioning University Model® school. We are not considered a private school by the state of Massachusetts, but a tutorial service to home schoolers. We meet in Needham at the Greendale Avenue Worship Center, 754 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.
What is a University Model® school?
A University Model® school combines the best attributes of home schooling with the best attributes of traditional schooling in order to preserve and maintain the God-ordained family relationship, while offering students the opportunity to achieve a high degree of academic excellence (adapted from the NAUMS website).
Who is UMSI?
University Model® Schools International is the organization with whom our school is associated. UMSI is a Christian organization that supports this hybrid model of schools all over the U.S. and internationally. They are distinctly a Christian organization. We are presently being trained and supported by UMSI and they in turn are receiving annual dues from Grace Prep. At some point in the near future, we hope to be a fully functioning UMSI school. Presently, we are considered a transitioning school. There is a ministry board, as it is called, of several people who are serving to help Grace Preparatory Academy become a fully functioning UMSI school.