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”

Stephanie Caples
EL/MS/HS Teacher, Art


Stephanie Caples

Your position:

EL/MS/HS Art Teacher

Testimony of Salvation: 

I accepted Jesus as my Savior at the age of 7 during Bible School. I remember the pastor asking if anyone wanted to come forward and pray. I looked over at my mom who shook her head “yes” that I could go. I had witnessed her leading several people to the Lord when I was only 4 or 5 years old. I told her that I wanted to be saved. She thought that I was too young at that time and wanted me to wait.


We attend Capitol City Church. 

Areas where you serve in your church:

I assist my husband teaching 2nd grade Sunday school. We also work together in the nursery once a month.


BA- Graphic Design/Photography, University of Missouri, Kansas City

MA- Teaching, Kaplan University

Additional Training/Endorsements: 

Master Teaching License

K-8 Art Endorsement

5-12 Art Endorsement


My husband's name is Mark Caples (Staff Design Engineer-he designs fuel nozzles for jet engines), Sons: Sawyer-24 (UMKC Senior Mechanical Engineering student), Boone- 22 (Marine Veteran, going to firefighter school in Kansas City), Parker-21 (ISU Biology Education Student), Harrison- 18 (GVCS senior). All of my sons have attended Grand View. 

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

Being with my family! Travel, Photography, trying new restaurants, cooking with my husband, anything with my husband

How long have you been teaching? 

This is my 12th year teaching art at Grand View. 

What is something that would surprise us about you?

I love B movies on the SYFY channel.

High school:

Truman High School Independence, Missouri

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