GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN
At Grand Rapids Christian High School, our students are setting themselves apart—and as a school, so are we. Our teachers create dynamic classes that invite inquiry, nurture creative thinking, and meet the needs of students with different learning styles. Students are held to rigorous academic standards and are positioned for acceptance at colleges and universities and for success in the workplace. They are frequently assessed and teachers utilize assessment data to individualize learning and ensure students achieve at their potential.
Grand Rapids Christian High School is one of West Michigan’s top-performing high schools. Named an “Exemplary Secondary School” by the U.S. Department of Education, it’s recognized for:
- Its extraordinary culture of faith
- The breadth and excellence of its academics
- The quality and diversity of its fine arts
- Its wide range of athletic activities
Grand Rapids Christian High School encourages learning that builds on students’ gifts and talents. The DeVos Center for Arts and Worship offers hands-on experience in fine arts, both on stage and behind the scenes. We also offer many advanced placement classes to prepare students for college.
Our unique daily schedule – similar to a college model, featuring classes which meet for up to 80 minutes three times a week – gives students the time needed to delve deeply into a particular subject or topic. This allows students the time they need to master academic skills and pursue elective courses for which they have a passion or about which they desire to learn more.
We expect students to demonstrate knowledge of our Christian perspective as they are challenged to make decisions, raise questions, and examine real-life problems through the curriculum.
We also expect students to be active participants in their learning, giving their best efforts toward using their God-given potential. The 900-plus students at Grand Rapids Christian High School meet rigorous academic standards:
- 92% of the Class of 2016 attend colleges and universities
- The Class of 2016 average ACT composite score was 25.8. This compares to the state average of 20.1.
- In 2016, 255 students took 490 Advancement Placement exams in 11 areas. Students earned at least one score of three or higher on 76% of those exams. This significantly exceeds state and global averages of 64% and 60% respectively.
Recently renovated classrooms support learning and nurture students’ academic and spiritual growth. Caring teachers utilize flexible space, educational materials, and technology to maximize learning in comfortable and safe environments designed with students in mind. Our state-of-the-art learning environment supports collaboration, hands-on experiential learning, and creative problem solving.
Our students are taught by fully certified, highly trained teachers and administrators who engage in ongoing professional development to hone their skills and ensure best-in-class educational opportunities. More than 83% of Grand Rapids Christian Schools teachers have earned a master’s degree or beyond. 100% of our administrators have obtained their master’s degree and many have either earned or are working toward a doctoral degree.