Grades Kindergarten-5th

Grand View Christian School is pleased to partner with parents who desire a faith based biblical world view education for their child.  These are the years of development that begin to structure a foundation for future learning and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Grades kindergarten through 5th Grade curriculum focuses on the fundamental learning essentials in the core academic disciplines.  The curriculum is designed with predominately faith based curriculum resources.  Biblical integration is included in all instruction.  The elementary curriculum includes:

  • Bible and Weekly Chapel
  • Reading (Phonetic)
  • Language Arts: Grammar, Writing, Spelling, Speaking, Listening
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Technology: Keyboarding, Coding,  K-1st grade have technology centers, 2nd-5th grade have 1:1 laptops
  • Library
  • Beginning Band and Elementary Band

All teachers are licensed by the Iowa Department of Education and are skilled in Biblical integration.  Kindergarten through 5th grade is an accredited nonpublic private elementary school program through the Iowa Department of Education.

Literacy assessments are conducted 3 times a year to monitor reading skills and comprehension.  Iowa Assessments are administered for annual grade level achievement.  Parent Conferences are available bi-annually and as needed.  Special Services are available to GVCS through Heartland AEA for screenings in speech, hearing, or other areas of development.

All elementary classes have enrichment activities that include field trips, visiting class speakers, Christian service projects, seasonal celebrations, and fine arts performances.

An After Care Program is available on school days until 5:30 for students in preschool-5th grade.

“Developing Life Long Learners and Growing in Jesus”

Karen Eddy
3rd Grade Teacher


Karen Eddy

Your position:

3rd Grade Teacher

Testimony of salvation:

I came to know Christ at an early age after hearing the gospel preached I knew that I was a sinner and needed forgiveness of my sins. I began asking questions to my mom and she shared with me John 3:16.  It was then that I knew I was a sinner and needed to be saved from my sins.  In high school I dedicated my life to do whatever God called me to do.


We are active members at Grandview Park Baptist Church.

Areas where you serve in your church:

I enjoy serving and helping in various Children's ministries and singing on the praise team.


BS- Elementary Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

Alumni of GPBS: 

I am an alumni of Grandview Park Baptist School.  I am grateful for the investment my parents made in my life through Christian education.


My husband Jud works at GVCS as the Facility Manager. We have three young children Ethan, Elijah and Kara.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching?

In my free time I enjoy tending to my garden, and canning/preserving all of its goodness! I love long walks, bike rides to the park and my hammock in the sunshine!

How long have you been in your job at Grand View? 

This is my 2nd year teaching at Grand View. 

What brought you to GV or why did you decide to work here? 

Ever since I was a young child, I always wanted to be a wife, mother and a teacher!  God has kindly fulfilled those desires.  It is with great joy that I look forward to teaching at GVCS and serving alongside a team of devoted Christ followers to serve children and families!

What is your favorite thing about your job?

I love teaching and helping students learn to love school!  It is my prayer that my students will see Christ in me and as we walk through our days in the classroom together that He will be lifted high in each content area!  All things were created by Him and for Him!  As I seek to treasure Christ, I pray my students will also!

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasures are peace and quiet and grocery shopping alone!


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