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Grand Rapids Christian Schools is committed to providing an excellent Christian education in an environment that deepens faith and a personal relationship with Christ to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

We recognize that paying tuition is a considerable investment for most families, and therefore do all we can to not only use those resources wisely but also to raise additional funds to ensure our ability to fulfill our mission and meet the changing needs of our schools.

We believe a Grand Rapids Christian education
is an investment that never loses value.

The tuition chart below lists two types of tuition: Requested and Required.  Grand Rapids Christian Schools asks families to pay the Requested amount, as this amount includes support for financial aid, educational support programs, endowment, capital needs, and technology. Parents who pay Requested tuition receive a receipt acknowledging a tax-deductible gift equal to the difference between Requested tuition and Required tuition for each student.

2018-2019 Tuition Rates

2018-2019 TUITION 
(Kindergarten-12th grade)



Kindergarten - 3 Full Day
(Iroquois & Evergreen)



Kindergarten - Progressive
(3 Full Days 1 semester + 
5 Full Days 2nd semester)
(Iroquois & Evergreen)



Kindergarten - 5 Full Day
(Iroquois & Evergreen)



Kindergarten - Half Day
(Rockford Campus)



Kindergarten -3 Full + 2 Half Days
(Rockford Campus)



Grades 1-4
(All campuses)



Grades 5-6
(All campuses)



Grades 7-8
(All campuses)



Grades 9-12



Tuition FAQs

SMART Tuition Payment Options

Parents may choose to pay their tuition in one lump-sum payment or two equal payments (by semester) directly to GRCS or to Smart. They may also choose to make 11 monthly payments paid to Smart Tuition. After completing the enrollment agreement, parents will receive an email from Smart Tuition with instructions for setting up their Smart Tuition online account.

Eagles Kids Club

Students who enroll in preschool at Grand Rapids Christian Elementary or Rockford Christian School are automatically members of Eagles Kids Club.Members receive:
$500 credit toward kindergarten tuition*
$500 credit toward first grade tuition*

Get more information on Eagles Kids Club here.

Eagle TRIP

Eagle TRIP enables families to reduce tuition by purchasing gift cards and gift certificates at no additional cost – for goods and services they purchase every day. Participants buy gift cards at face value in increments ranging from $5 to $100 or more. Eagle TRIP provides approximately $200,000 in tuition credits to families per year. Get more information on Eagle TRIP here. 

Financial Aid

In addition to the tuition reduction made available to families through the Eagles Fund, Capital Projects Fund, GRCS Foundation and New2You grants, families who meet income eligibility requirements are able to receive additional financial aid and further reduce the cost of tuition. Annually, over 40% of families receive income-based financial aid either from a supporting church or directly from Grand Rapids Christian Schools. Get more information on Financial Aid here.

Jim Primus, CFO

Chief Financial Officer

School: 616-574-6003


2400 Plymouth Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.6000
Fax:  616.574.6010