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Experience the day in the life of a Grand Rapids Christian Eagle!

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We invite you child to spend a full or partial day at Grand Rapids Christian - our Student Ambassadors are eager to share their day with you!  On your pre-arranged Shadow Day you will attend classes, meet teachers and other students, and experience our awesome lunch program.  You will be paired with a host of your choice, or one of our amazing Student Ambassadors who share similar interests, academic strengths, and athletic preferences.


Student Shadow FAQs

What is the best day to shadow?

Shadow visits are available September 9 through May 8.

Due to our unique schedule, we only offer shadow visits on Tuesdays or Fridays. Tuesday is when we have chapel, and on Fridays students are able to observe the greatest number of classes. The classes a student would like to see may determine the best day to shadow.  Please check out our daily schedule and also look at our school calendar.

What are your school hours?

School Hours:

Monday/Wednesday: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 7:55 am – 2:50 pm

Students may choose to shadow for a partial or full day. Students should arrive 10 minutes early to the main office at the high school to get their shadow day folder, including daily schedule and lunch pass and to meet their student host for the day. Hosts will drop visiting students back off at the main office at the end of the day.

What should I wear?

While Grand Rapids Christian School does not have uniforms, our dress code encourages modesty and no clothing is allowed that could be found offensive.  Jeans are acceptable even on chapel days.

What should I bring?

It is wise to bring a book, laptop or tablet, or some homework in case your student host has to take a test or has a responsibility period or study hall time.

Do I need to pack a lunch or bring money for lunch?

No, we are happy to provide all of our visiting students with lunch!  There are lots of options to choose from so we are confident that you will be able to find something that fits your preferences.  You can preview our hot lunch menu to see what daily options will be offered during your shadow day.

Where are you located and where do I park?

Our school address is 2300 Plymouth Ave SE.  Our main office is located on the Plymouth Ave side of the school, which is also where you will find plenty of visitors parking.  Once you arrive come in through our main entrance.

What happens if there is unexpected school closing such as a snow day?

Your shadow will be canceled and will have to be rescheduled for another day.  Please contact the admissions office at 616.574.5605 or Vickie Fischer to reschedule.




Victoria Fischer


Linda Vellenga


Linda Vellenga


Preschool and Kindergarten

Michelle Ogdahl

1st — 4th Grades

Jessie Renz


Preschool and Kindergarten

Michelle Ogdahl

1st — 5th Grades

Jessie Renz