The Netherlands Reformed Christian School of Rock Valley is a pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school that serves as a function of the Rock Valley and Sioux Center Netherlands Reformed Congregations. We also receive students from the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The school was founded in 1980 as a K-7 and added a grade per year. The school has grown in student population and building size throughout the past nearly four decades and is fully accredited through Christian Schools International.
The purpose of the Netherlands Reformed Christian School is to "Train up a child in the way he should go"; for the Lord has promised that "when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). The home, the church, and also the school have the responsibility to bring up our children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). While no one is able to properly do this of himself, we must pray and strive to place God and His infallible Word at the center of all instruction given and policies developed. Behavior and guidance will also be directed according to Biblical principles. Religious instruction will be based on the Bible and explained in accordance with our Doctrinal Standards: the Heidelberg Catechism, Confession of Faith, and the Canons of Dort. Instruction will be given in all subjects needed for our life in society, with this distinction, that each course will attempt to draw its theme from the Scripture which "is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness" (II Timothy 3:16).