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”

Christine Poole
4th Grade Teacher


Christine Poole

Your position:

4th Grade Teacher

Testimony of salvation:

I praise God for the privilege of growing up in a home where my parents both knew the grace of the Lord and instilled in me from a young age that our God is worthy of all glory.  I accepted Christ as Savior at the young age of four. I was baptized at the age of eight. Some of my favorite verses today remind me of the HOPE that is only found in the Lord (Psalm 39:7 and others.)


Grand View Park Baptist Church

Areas where you serve in your church:

 I enjoy serving on the praise team and working in various children's ministries. 


BS- Elementary Education, Faith Baptist Bible College


Middle School Generalist Endorsement

Alumni of GPBS:

I also had the privilege of growing up at Grandview Park Baptist School. I attended GPBS from 1st through 12th grades and consider it a blessing to have been able to receive a quality, Christ-centered education at Grandview Park with administration, teachers and staff who truly strove for excellence.


During my college years, I was married to my husband, Jason.  Jason and I both grew up at Grandview Park Baptist Church. God has blessed Jason and me with four children. 

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


What is your favorite thing about your job? 

 I enjoy serving God here at Grand View Christian,  where I teach 4th grade students. My favorite thing about teaching is helping students have those "light bulb" moments when they learn something new. 



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