High School

High School, Grades 9 – 12

Grand View Christian High School offers students the opportunity to acquire a Christ-centered education with a Biblical world view integrated in every aspect of the high school experience.  Students grow spiritually, academically and physically and are encouraged to be engaged in life enriching activities including ministry, music, drama, and sports.

Grand View Christian is one of nine College Prep status high schools in the state of Iowa.  The College Prep status allows the High School to be recognized as an accredited nonpublic private school by the Iowa Department of Education.

The High School offerings include:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies, and Bible

Electives include:

  • Foreign languages
  • Fine arts
  • Technology
  • Multiple honors classes and advanced placement classes

In addition to these, there is also the opportunity to take college credit classes.  A complete listing of classes may be located in the Secondary Student Handbook.

Student assessments include Iowa Assessments, Stanford Achievement, PSAT, ASPIRE, and ASVB.  Seminar classes are available for preparation for the ACT and the SAT. 

“Molding Life Long Learners and Followers of Jesus Christ”

Grace Peterson
EL/MS/HS Music, Instrumental


Grace Peterson

Your position:

EL/MS/HS Music, Instrumental

Testimony of salvation:

My faith story begins with my family, parents who loved the Lord and taught me from His Word.  I accepted Christ as my Savior at a young age, and later recognized my need to make Him Lord of my life. 


Grace Church

Areas where you serve in your church:

I was challenged to be willing to serve the Lord wherever He would lead. I enjoy playing flute in the church orchestra at Grace Church.


BS- Music Education, Northwestern College, Orange City

MA- Music Education, University of St. Thomas

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

I love visiting my friends who live in various parts of the United States and the world.  My bucket list of travel includes seeing more of Europe.  In the meantime, I'll enjoy dark roast coffee and dark chocolate, and visit with my friends via Skype.

How long have you been teaching? 

This is my 38th year teaching full time. I have been teaching at GV/GPBS since 2002 when I returned to the United States after serving at a school for missionary kids in the Philippines for 20 years

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Since making music is one of the skills we can use to worship God,  I truly enjoy all aspects of helping young people learn the skills of music, and especially teaching beginning band students, .

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Teacher Profiles
Donna Budd
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Stephanie Caples
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Correne Chodakowski
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Michael Cowell
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Butch Fisher
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Sue Fisher
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Daryl Heino
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Jon Kramer
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Mark Lang
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Patrick Merrifield
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Lucas Nikkel
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Jonathan Nilius
EL/MS/HS Music, Vocal
Grace Peterson
EL/MS/HS Music, Instrumental
Becky Safford
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John Safford
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Rob Seyler
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Jim Taylor
High School Teacher/ Technology Coordinator/Testing Coordinator