Grandville Christian Elementary School

Grandville Christian is not just a school, but a family community of teachers, students, and parents, coming together as one to glorify God. We're so grateful our four kids attend GCCS - a school where they can learn, pray, sing, and openly walk with Christ along with their peers." ~ a GCCS parent

GCCS offers and excellent academic education. They have strong programs in place to meet the needs of every student, those who struggle and those who need additional challenges. Each teacher cares about each student. This is a school where Christ's love is taught and lived out." ~ a GCCS parent

"Students are learning that Christ's Kingdom extends across a very big world as we build global understanding and cultivate relationships literally halfway across the globe. Our goal is that students come to know God and understand His world." ~ a GCCS teacher


Why Parents Choose GCS

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Derek Braman – New GCS Principal      Derek Braman

We are excited to announce that Derek Braman has accepted the principal position at Grandville Christian School.  Derek currently teaches fifth grade at Explorer Elementary in the Kentwood Public Schools.  During his 12 years with Kentwood Schools, he has developed meaningful relationships with students, parents and staff.  In addition to teaching, Derek serves as acting principal in the absence of administrators in the Kentwood elementary schools.  Previously, he was a special education teacher for two years with National Heritage Academies.

A graduate of Calvin Christian High School (1997) and Calvin College (2002), Derek has a Masters degree in Educational Leadership.  Derek and his wife, Melissa, are parents of three young children and they live in Byron Center.

Welcome to GCS, Derek!

When Your Kids Are At School God Is At Work

Grandville Calvin Christian Schools is a caring community, providing Christ-centered education based on Biblical values and high academic standards. We equip all students to serve God to their greatest potential.

Grandville Calvin Christian Represents:
  • A Christian Community – Biblical truths and values permeate all learning experiences
  • A Caring Community – Christian love and compassion are modeled and taught
  • A Diverse Community – Diversity in ability, color, race, and denomination of faith is valued and celebrated
  • A Global Community – Learning activities are crafted with a cross-cultural partner school in Kenya (The Reverend Murupus Academy)
  • An Inclusive Learning Community – All God’s children are welcome and engage in learning within their range of individual giftedness


2015-2016 Theme: LIVING WATER!

We are excited to explore this theme with students as we reflect together about what Jesus meant when he said, “Whoever believes in me…rivers of living water will flow from within them.”