Middle School

Grades 6-7-8

The Middle School years in the life of a student are a unique path of growth and development.  GVCS desires to partner with parents who desire a Christ-centered education for their student. These are important years of discovery of academic potential and developing spiritual discernment for social emotional and cultural choices.

The 6-7-8 grade curriculum solidifies the foundation of the essential skills and concepts in the core academic disciplines.  There is an increased emphasis in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication throughout all curriculums.  The integration of the Biblical World View is a priority as student work moves deeper into investigation, research, and problem solving.  The middle school curriculum includes:

  • Bible and Bi-Weekly Chapels
  • Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
  • Mathematics, Algebra I
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Technology Infusion in all Academics
  • Careers

All teachers are licensed by the Iowa Department of Education and are skilled in Biblical integration.  The Middle School program is recognized as an accredited nonpublic private school program through the Iowa Department of Education. Iowa Assessments are administered for annual grade level achievement.  Parent Conferences are available bi-annually and as needed and intervention conferences are schedule upon request.

Extra-curricular activities include field trips, fine arts performances, student government, athletics, Christian service projects, Middle School Banquet, Middle School Blast.

“Discovering Self and Defining Self in Jesus”

Iuliana Hoben
Middle School Teacher


Iuliana Hoben

Your position:

Middle School Teacher

Testimony of salvation:

I came to know the Lord at age 19 when my aunt and uncle shared the Gospel with me. My Grandmother had shared the gospel with me growing up, but I didn't accept Christ into my heart until I had to fully rely on Him. God had brought me to a place that I had to fully rely on Him and that is when I recognized my need for Him. The verses that revealed to me my need for Christ are, Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” and Romans 10:9-10 "If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved."


First Family Church


BS- Elementary Education and Biblical Studies, Emmaus Bible College

Additional Training/Endorsements:

K-8 Reading Endorsement

K-8 Social Studies Endorsement

K-8 Instructional Strategist 1: Mild to Moderate


My husband, Brett, and I have 4 children: Kylie, Brayden, Colton and Ella Kate. Kylie is 12 years old and is in 7th grade, Brayden is 10 years old and is in 4th grade, Colton is 8 years old and in 3rd grade and Ella Kate is 4 years old and just like her siblings, she is a student Grand View Christian School.

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

When I am not teaching, I enjoy family game nights, bike rides, road trips, camping, reading books (my favorites are historical fiction and non fiction.)

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

This is my 1st year at Grand View. 

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

The Lord brought me to Grand View Christian, we visited the school one year ago and we were impressed by the faculty and the students. The Lord clearly opened the path for me to become a faculty member and I am very grateful that He did.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

I enjoy being around people and I like working with children.


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