Welcoming All Kinds of Learners

Supporting students with various physical, cognitive, and social-emotional needs.

Belonging means that all students are valued members of our classroom families. We are committed to supporting academic, social, and spiritual growth for all students so that they may reach their full potential.

Student Support Services

We wholeheartedly believe in and teach the importance of everyone belonging… belonging to God, to the body of Christ, to our families, to our school community, and to our classroom families. We are committed to supporting academic, social-emotional, and spiritual growth for all students so that they may reach their full potential. Our comprehensive programming includes educational support services, inclusion services, and personalized supports. Our student support team partners with parents and staff in providing individualized support and instruction to students with unique learning needs.

Our highly-trained, caring team provides:

  • support for students who struggle with various academic learning challenges
  • early reading intervention
  • support for students with Learning Disabilities (LD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cognitive Impairment (CI), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other challenges
  • support for students with social/emotional needs that affect learning, behavior and relationships in the school environment

GCS partners with Grandville Public Schools / Kent Intermediate School District to provide the following services to students who qualify:

  • Speech
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Vision and Hearing
  • Teacher Consultants
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work

Our comprehensive programming includes educational support services, inclusion services, and personalized supports. Our support services team partners with parents and staff in providing individualized support and instruction to students with unique learning needs.

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Educational Support Services Director

Bilingual Educational Support Specialist

  • Ruth Groot – Educational Support Instructor
  • Laura Koning – Educational Support Instructor
  • Robin Van Solkema – Early Literacy Specialist
  • Elizabeth Varela -Spanish Immersion  Educational Support Instructor
  • “Doug” – Therapy dog in training!