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College Planning

Intellectual curiosity is an activity of the mind that requires nurturing and training over the four years of a student’s high school education. The college planning experience at Grace Brethren starts with the understanding that every student, made in God’s image, is equipped with not just the capacity, but the desire to learn about the world around them, and that appropriate inspiration is necessary to unlock these intellectual passions. Through an exposure to a broad curriculum, Grace Brethren students are prepared to engage in a University level education with a healthy balance between respectful, open-mindedness, and knowing that the creator of this universe does stand on absolute truths.

Through what we refer to as a “transcript of influence,” Grace Graduates are highly attractive to colleges for their breadth of college preparatory coursework, and advanced educational pursuits both in and out of the classroom. Our team of college counselors works individually with each student, beginning as early as the seventh grade, to identify their God-given talents and align these with a university that will best nurture them towards a future career.

From small liberal arts or science schools, to major public and private universities, we encourage our students to attend the school that is right for them, and not simply settle for what is the most trendy, or seemingly most impressive. Ultimately, we believe that each of our graduates has tremendous gifts to offer this world, and we strive to open a path for them whereby they might exercise influence over others as representatives of Christ like maturity.

Our graduates have gone on to some of the more influential four year institutions across the nation, and have been well prepared for the rigors of higher education. This occurs because we hire qualified, professional instructors, and implement a curriculum that is cutting edge.We seek to counsel our students toward colleges that will not only suit them academically, but will also enhance the foundation of learning, leadership and sacrifice that has begun in high school.

Our student guidance staff holds group meetings and special presentations. Our team of college counselors partner with parents and faculty as we support each student in the college selection process.

Grace Brethren Graduates Acceptance Colleges

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:11-12

Grace Brethren has provided me with an environment that has allowed me to harness my passions while also encouraging me to achieve my future endeavors. From the small class sizes to the unique student-teacher relationships, Grace has let me develop into the student, friend, and disciple of Christ that I have aspired to be. I feel that my past 5 years with GBS have prepared me for my future and I feel eager to put the knowledge and skills instilled in me to use in the years to come.
- Hailee, Class of 2018

Grace is a place that allows me to get involved in all my passions, and have a great college resume. - Hannah, Class of 2018

The teachers at Grace really care about their students and work hard to connect with them in class. They are willing to go the extra mile to help.
-Laurie Krieger, Jr/Sr High Educator

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Get In Touch

We enjoying working with parents and students with identifying and applying to the right college for our students. You may call Amy Obringer at 805-522-4667 or email her at to set up an appointment today.

Quick Facts

  • 98% of graduates go on to college
  • 35-40 colleges visit our campus each year
  • 3-4 local college and university tours each year
  • Mid West college tour offered in the Fall - 5 days
  • Alternating years: San Diego/San Luis Obispo 2-3 day trips in the Spring