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Grand Haven Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 337 students


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Posted April 18, 2011

We are past parents of Grand Haven Christian School. We love the academics and spiritual base our sons received. We strongly encourage all parents to check out GHCS!
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Posted March 2, 2010

Terrific, Christ-connected education. A very open community of families.
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Posted October 27, 2009

Average school. Nothing special about teaching. Calvinist will feel right at home but other denominations and faiths will be casually ostracized. Reading was not emphasized till 3rd and 4th grades. Educationally, Spring Lake School System far exceeds Grand Haven Christian. Principally it comes in second also, not being able to present the same material, opportunities or attention to everyone on an equal basis. Ostracism of those not affiliated with a Calvinist group or familially related is overwhelming. Nothing is done out of the box. They have lots of fund raisers, but offer very little financial aid.
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Posted May 10, 2009

Good School, not exceptional! Small lower elementary class sizes, however no outside the box teaching or accelerated learning. Limited focus on setting goals and follow through.
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Posted May 15, 2008

Outstanding quality!!! Staff is sensitive to the total needs of every student, and equipping them to be productive-dynamic individuals in today's world!!

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 69%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rick Geertsma
  • Coed
  • Calvinist
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  • (616) 402-9791


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1102 Grant Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 842-5420


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