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Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate

When choosing a school, families have many things to consider: location, quality of education, safety, extracurricular offerings, and more.

However, what truly distinguishes one school apart from another? At Grand Rapids Christian, our mission is to prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society, and we take that calling seriously.

Through our mission statement, vision for the future, core value statements, and daily goals both in and out of the classroom, we strive to shape students into caring and responsible individuals who will work to care for and improve the world as part of their faith.

Yes, we provide a high-quality education. Yes, we guide students in sports, arts, and travel experiences. Many schools excel in these areas.

But what sets a Grand Rapids Christian Schools graduate apart? Our Portrait of Graduate.

By using their unique gifts to glorify God, pursue personal faith, and bring about shalom in the world, graduates of Grand Rapids Christian Schools will be...
GRCHS Students and Staff performing a Bollywood Dance

CULTURALLY COMPETENT

Prepared to engage with a diverse range of people and ideologies. 

RCS Students learning about the Chinese New Year

COMMUNICATORS AND COLLABORATORS

Prepared to work in a team environment, articulate ideas, and consider multiple viewpoints. 

GRCMS Students with food that was collected during a food drive

THOUGHTFUL NEIGHBORS

Prepared to practice hospitality, compassion, service, and empathy for those around them.

 

RCS students harvesting green beans

JUSTICE SEEKERS

Prepared to actively pursue greater wholeness in the world by working for justice and practicing stewardship.

ELC Students planing veggies with a teacher

LIFELONG EXPLORERS

Prepared to live a life of discovery and wonder in God's world.

 

GRCHS Student learning about chemistry

CREATIVE SOLUTION FINDERS

Prepared to identify issues, engage in critical thinking, and persistently work toward solutions.

GRCES and GRCHS students worshiping together

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Prepared to follow Christ with faithfulness, resilience, and humility in a broken but hopeful world.

GRCES kindergarten students with butterfly art