Our Facility

Wide open spaces give students more room to grow. The 50-acre Caspe Terrace campus is owned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines and provides ample opportunity for your child to stretch their muscles.

Learning Spaces

Inside the school, there is a dedicated craft room, library media center, and gross motor activity room. Our classrooms also serve as the gathering places for a wide range of enrichment activities with community partners.

Outdoors, children enjoy hiking, exploring, navigating trikes, and climbing on our state-of-the-art playground structure. Students also enjoy planting and harvesting our school garden. Growing and eating fresh foods is the perfect complement to our support of healthy nutrition.

Transportation

Let us help you get your child to and from school. We are located in Waukee, about 15 minutes from Des Moines. To make transportation easy for busy parents, Gan Shalom offers a van service for our families. Learn more about the daily schedule.

Schedule a Tour

We invite you to experience the school first-hand by scheduling a tour today! Contact our Director, Anissa Deay, at 515-987-0899 ex. 233 or at ganshalom@dmjfed.org to find a day and time that works for you. Taking a tour is also the first step in our admissions process.