Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School

Evergreen Program

Discover Our Curriculum

At Grand Rapids Christian Schools our mission is to prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society. We work to instill a love for learning and a love for Christ in each child. We give our students opportunities to explore, understand, and delight in God’s universe.  Our students explore old and new questions through a Biblical perspective. Our school’s teachers and staff convey God’s love and are committed to excellence in his name. We expect our students to be reflective, to ask questions, to discern what is true, and to seek wisdom. Our desire is to join the Holy Spirit in the work of redeeming God’s world through work and service.

The curriculum at Grand Rapids Christian Schools is rigorous and well-rounded, designed to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. In addition to the core subjects of Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Bible, the GRCS curriculum is enriched with Foreign Language, Physical Education, Fine Arts and Technology. Grand Rapids Christian Schools uses the Common Core State Standards, the ACT College Readiness Curriculum, and the Michigan Curriculum Framework as the basis for our K-12 offerings, content, and skills. Our curriculum, focused on educating our students for the 21st century, is founded on the Reformed worldview of creation, fall, redemption and restoration.

Evergreen uses this curriculum in a multi-age setting. Team 1 rotates through the kindergarten and first grade curriculums, Team 2 rotates through the second and third grade curriculums and Team 3 rotates through fourth and fifth grade curriculums. Student expectations and responses to the presented curriculum are dependent on their ability and maturity.


Team 1 Team 2 Team 3


Handwriting Without Tears
CSI Bible Curriculum
Rigby: Literacy by Design
The Daily Five
The Daily CAFÉ
Zoo-phonics
Math Expressions
Connected Math Project
Michigan Model for Health
Common Core State Standards


Ann Bakker
K-4 Academic Program Coordinator
K-8 Academic Enrichment Services

Ph. 616.574.6014
abakker@grcs.org

Lynnette Kooienga
5-8 Academic Program Coordinator
Ph. 616.574.6392
lkooienga@grcs.org



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