Elementary

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”

Carrie Jordan
Associate

Name:

Carrie Jordan

Your position:

Kindergarten Associate

Testimony of salvation:

When I was 29 years old, God brought me to the understanding that I had always heard the message of salvation but I had never personally accepted Christ as my Savior. I grew up in a home where God's Word was taught and I heard the message daily through school and church, I just never had made it my own.  Through messages at church, and the influence of my husband, I came to an understanding Faith, that was real and personal for me. I was baptized a couple months later at our home church. 

Church: 

Soteria Des Moines

College/Degree: 

I am currently in the process of getting my BS degree in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University

Family: 

My husband Scott and I have been married for 17 years and have 3 children- Kennady, Brexton, andTitus. All of our children attend GVCS and love their teachers and classmates. 

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

When I'm not at school, I love to read and be outdoors. My family loves to go camping and hiking. 

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

I was a preschool teacher for 8 years before working at GVCS. I have been here for 2 years. 

What is your favorite thing about your job? 

I love the daily hugs and sweet comments from the kindergarteners. They keep me laughing and humble. 

Why did you decide to work at Grand View?

I decided to work at Grand View because of the GV community. I love that it feels like a small family.  I see how the teachers touch the students lives and impact them for Christ and I wanted to be a part of that.  When we decided to move our children to Grand View for school, I was thrilled to join the staff and be a part of such a great school. 

 

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Alisa Ryan
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Correne Chodakowski
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Twila Mosher
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Carrie Jordan
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Mark Lang
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Jonathan Nilius
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Grace Peterson
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