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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 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.

Our curriculum 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 World Language, Physical Education, Fine Arts and Technology. We use the Common Core State Standards, the ACT College Readiness Curriculum, the MI Quality Indicators for Early Learning, 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.


AdvancED Accreditation

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Christian Schools International (CSI) and AdvancED have formed a partnership for accreditation to provide CSI member schools with significant resources for school improvement and self-study processes. 

In April, 2012, the CSI site visit team unanimously voted to recommend to the CSI Accreditation Commission that Grand Rapids Christian Schools, K-8, be approved for full accreditation. This includes Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School, Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, Rockford Christian School, and Grand Raids Christian High School, making our entire K-12 system accredited.

Click here to learn more about the AdvancEd Accreditation.



Elementary School (K-4)

Ann Bakker

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator

Middle School (5-8)

Lynette Kooienga

Middle School Academic Program Coordinator

High School (9-12)

Nick DeKoster

Director of Academic and Innovative Programs